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Laboratory Preschool

AM Preschool- 2’s

The preschool program for 2 year olds meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:45-11:30am. The general focus of the program is to provide developmentally appropriate activities for the children in an environment that provides opportunities for social interaction.  As research and our own observations have shown, toddlers first develop relationships with the adults in the classroom and then gradually begin peer interactions.  It is for this reason that we strive to maintain a 3:1 child/teacher ratio.


The program is structured to facilitate growth in the individual child’s independence and learning through play exploration as well as positive peer interactions.  Toddlers love to do things for themselves, so we provide a physical environment that allows them to practice self-help skills safely – materials are at their level and in manageable sizes for little hands.  Most of the activities involve sensory exploration because young children learn by doing.  We provide many opportunities to muddle in water, sand, play dough, glue, paint and more!  Because sharing is a difficult concept for toddlers, we provide materials in quantity.  The teachers model cooperation and sharing and positively reinforce children when sharing occurs naturally.

DAILY SCHEDULE  Tuesday, Thursday 8:45-11:30am

The sequence of our day, with few exceptions, will remain consistent. Times, however, will be adjusted to match the needs, activities, interests and rhythms of the children. Arrival and departure times will remain constant.

8:45   –   10:25          Activities

10:00    –   10:25       Potty Parties

10:25 –   10:35          Clean-up

10:35 –   10:55          Snack

10:55  –   11:15          Story & Song time

11:15 –   11:30            Outside

11:30                           Dismissal- playground or hallway (depending on weather)


Laboratory Preschool  •  459 Wyoming Road  •  Newark, DE 19716  •  USA
Phone: 302-831-2304  •  E-mail: labpreschool@udel.edu  •  ©2012