2-year-olds

A two-year-old classroom is dynamic! Quiet work is not the norm, rather, children are engaged in active learning, the primary means of learning for children two to three years old.

At the Alpert JCC, a two-year-old's typical day includes:

  • Sensory exploration activities such as clay, playdough, or water table
  • Group activities such as cooking, flannel stories, and songs.
  • Self-directed projects in various interest centers.
  • Child-initiated activities
  • A structured literacy-based group time led by the teachers.
  • Outside play and creative open-ended art activities.


In addition to classroom activities, children participate weekly in activities with our Jewish Educator and Movement & Music Specialist. The day is fluid: one activity flows into the next with limited transition so children are able to focus on meaningful play.