Curiosity drives a toddler to explore new things, broadening the view of their growing world. At NCLCD, we balance learning with nurturing and playtime. Our caring, intuitive, and knowledgeable staff will guide your two-year-old through this exciting stage, encouraging growth as physical, intellectual, communicative, creative, and social beings.
Music and Movement Time
Our classrooms provide a safe place for growing bodies to explore and discover the world through music! Balance, coordination, and motor skills are developed in playtime and social interaction.
NCLCD teachers will help your two-year-old stretch his or her cognitive abilities through a variety of stimulating activities that teach colors, counting, and categorizing. These and other learning tools will help build a strong foundation as your child broadens his or her intellectual horizons.
A firm foundation in language leads to success as a reader. Our teaching approach nourishes early literacy by focusing on basic words and phrases, naming familiar objects, environmental print and comprehending instructions. Group story time and individual library center time helps to encourage early literacy as well.
Arts & Crafts
Encouraging the natural abilities and talents within each child is one way NCLCD helps your child become well-rounded. Drawing, music, and dance encourage self-expression and enrich the classroom experience.
Open Center Time
Sensory, motor, perceptual, and language skills are introduced through materials and activities that are both child-centered and teacher-directed. We recognize that the process rather than the product fosters a sense of accomplishment and pride. Based on the theory that children learn best through activity and application, classroom routines encourage active involvement, meaningful experimentation, and reinforcement through repetition. We have designed schedules that balance structure and free choice with active and quiet times.