Daycare.com Forum Kidacare by Minute Menu Force of Nature Disinfectant HiMama Childcare App

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-23-2018, 04:05 PM
sharlan's Avatar
sharlan sharlan is online now
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino, California
Posts: 6,019
Default 2 Year Old Curriculum

I've never really "played school" with my littles. I usually wait until about 4. Since I only have the two 2 1/2yos, I thought I would like to start with them this year. This is my last year so I don't want to spend too much on a curriculum.

I don't have a circle time. I just read to them when they bring me books.

I would like to be a bit more organized/formal with them.

Any suggestions?

Dcg is 2y9m and knows most of her colors and shapes. Can sing quite a few songs. Isn't overly verbal otherwise, but is starting to talk more.

Dcb is 2y6m and says about 20 words. He makes his wants/needs known by mostly pointing. I encourage him to talk by asking do you want A or B.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-23-2018, 04:07 PM
sharlan's Avatar
sharlan sharlan is online now
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino, California
Posts: 6,019
Default

I need something that holds my hand and tells me what to do every step of the way.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-23-2018, 04:27 PM
LysesKids's Avatar
LysesKids LysesKids is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 2,822
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sharlan View Post
I need something that holds my hand and tells me what to do every step of the way.
Unless you buy a formal curriculum, next best is finding something online for like homeschooling preschool? Haven't worried about the in years lol. I usually just take my books I own ( including Art) and do poems & songs in English & French, but all mine are under 18 months
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-23-2018, 04:45 PM
hwichlaz's Avatar
hwichlaz hwichlaz is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Posts: 2,004
Default

I really love Build Curric. It's at www.notimeforflashcards.com

you can purchase one theme at a time for like $6.99 so try one and see if you like it...I love them.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-23-2018, 07:39 PM
MarinaVanessa's Avatar
MarinaVanessa MarinaVanessa is offline
Family Childcare Home
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 7,200
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hwichlaz View Post
I really love Build Curric. It's at www.notimeforflashcards.com

you can purchase one theme at a time for like $6.99 so try one and see if you like it...I love them.
I checked it out and what I'm hesitant about is that I can't see what I'm getting. It tells me what's included but I'd like to actually see a sample of what it looks like. Do you have photos of what you get? I'm assuming it's a download?
__________________
Daycare Ninja, CA
Helping Hands Childcare
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-23-2018, 09:14 PM
sharlan's Avatar
sharlan sharlan is online now
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino, California
Posts: 6,019
Default

I found one I think I like - homeceoacademy.

You can get a free week download.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-24-2018, 07:03 AM
hwichlaz's Avatar
hwichlaz hwichlaz is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Posts: 2,004
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarinaVanessa View Post
I checked it out and what I'm hesitant about is that I can't see what I'm getting. It tells me what's included but I'd like to actually see a sample of what it looks like. Do you have photos of what you get? I'm assuming it's a download?
My iPad is a pain to upload photos on the forum. If you pm me a number I can either iMessage or Facebook messenger, Iíll send pics.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-24-2018, 08:52 AM
hwichlaz's Avatar
hwichlaz hwichlaz is online now
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Posts: 2,004
Default

I'll send a sample of one of each type of activity. I really love this curric. It's so easy to follow.

She gives you, essentially, 10 full days of curric for $6.99

10 themed center activities (I make a portable center in a box for this so I can bring it out at the needed time)

5 themed circle time activities

10 art table activities

a list of 10 books to read

a themed song or fingerplay to sing

a large list of open-ended free choice activities to pick and choose from (this list is the same in each packet, but there are 30 of them).

And a really easy printable form to do you daily lesson planning on so you can page through and choose what you want to do each day.

Our first day of preschool will be:

Theme: Apples

Circle Time : Book: Apples, Apples, Apples
Group Activity: Color sorting apples
Song: Apples Juice, Apples Round (sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle, Little Start

Art Table: Corks to dip in red, green, yellow paint and stamp on a printed out naked tree. It's suggested to put some apple pie spice in the paint and squirt it into pie tins.


There are some activities that will need to be modified for younger kids, but mostly it's all age appropriate. And the best part....is that your school time is VERY Short. Which is what you want for that age group.

There are lots of opportunities for expansion for older kids as well.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-24-2018, 08:58 AM
MarinaVanessa's Avatar
MarinaVanessa MarinaVanessa is offline
Family Childcare Home
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 7,200
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hwichlaz View Post
My iPad is a pain to upload photos on the forum. If you pm me a number I can either iMessage or Facebook messenger, Iíll send pics.
Thanks! Sent you a PM
__________________
Daycare Ninja, CA
Helping Hands Childcare
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2 year old, curriculum, curriculum - toddlers

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Year Long Curriculum Map daycarediva Curriculum 2 10-16-2017 09:17 AM
Question about 4 year old morgan24 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 6 05-23-2017 07:16 AM
First Year Daycare Taxes...Yuck! Miss A Daycare and Taxes 1 02-02-2016 10:49 AM
4.5 year old WONT Play With Preschoolers (LONG) jojosmommy Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 9 10-23-2013 09:07 AM
How Much Do You Save From Year To Year MrsSteinel'sHouse Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 7 11-27-2012 07:25 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:26 PM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming