New Beginnings' Little Bears Program is for children who turn two (2) by December 31st. It is designed to give children a first "school” experience. The program allows two year old children the opportunity to socialize with their peers, to explore various art media, and to enjoy learning through music, stories, and play.
There are two Little Bears classes - one that meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and one that meets on Tuesday and Thursday. Both classes are from 9:00am to 12:00pm.
The classes are held in the Toddler area of the school, which is physically separate from areas in use by older children - this includes outside play. The toddlers will remain separate from older children at all times, except in the case of a specially scheduled event.
Children enrolled in the 2s program are NOT required to be toilet trained in order to attend. Teachers are prepared to change diapers and/or support parents in toilet training efforts.
We want children in the New Beginnings 2s program to feel comfortable and secure, attending class in an atmosphere of love and acceptance that encourages and supports the growth and development of the whole child: physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual.