Little ones who have completed their 2nd birthday are invited to join us for playtime, learning and fun! 2 Year Old teachers and staff cultivate a joyful and loving environment that helps children acquire social and emotional skills through free play and play-based learning centers. Students explore creativity and self-expression through multi-sensory art projects, and develop motor skills through daily activities shared with teachers and classmates. Language practice and development also happens daily through songs, rhymes, an introduction to age-appropriate prayer and vibrant story time activities. The St. Joseph 2s program offers morning and full day programs in a caring, faith-based setting to be responsive to the needs of busy families. Under DCFS, our teachers are licensed to support our 2s as they move from diapers to toileting. While potty training is strongly encouraged, it is not a requirement for enrollment.
2 Year Old Half Day
The 2 Year Old Half Day schedule runs 2-5 days per week with morning drop-off from 7:55-8:15 a.m. and Half Day programming from 8:15–11:15 a.m. Little ones enjoy the opportunity for a warm and loving introduction to learning in a school setting where they can build socialization skills and independence through play-based routines and structures in a safe and fun environment. The Half Day 2s program provides a daily nut-free snack per our DCFS license.
2 Year Old Full Day
The 2 Year Old Full Day schedule provides 3-5 days of Full Day programing per week. Free, optional Before School Care is available each morning from 7:30–7:55 a.m. for Full Day 2s families. Morning drop-off happens from 7:55-8:15 a.m. with Full Day 2s programming following from 8:15 a.m. through 2:45 p.m. daily. Full Day 2s provides all snacks, hot lunch and milk service per our DCFS license.