In all classrooms we encourage an atmosphere of love and warmth, a peaceful environment, consistency, flexibility, and choice. Children are empowered to explore and experiment.
The Twos program cares for children 2-3 years old.
The Twos classroom is the child’s first introduction to our preschool program. This classroom has a ratio of one teacher to every 6 children. The three loving teachers create an environment that promotes the independence that children need to gain and build confidence. The children will enjoy the outdoor area in the morning, and then continue with snack indoors. The curriculum in this class is Reggio-inspired including activities such as puppets for role playing; craft materials like paint, crayons, paste and collage materials; and manipulatives for fine motor experiences. Children are encouraged to care for the environment by preserving our flowers and plants in the yard by tending to them and watering them as needed. After lunch and nap, the fun and learning continues with more activities such as ball games and dramatic play areas.
The Twos classroom is a large open space with a flexible partition that adjoins the Threes classroom. The partition can be opened to create one large one open space for all upper classes. The Twos classroom is a flexible space that has a reading area, circle area, bathroom, kitchenette and tables and chairs for activities and meals. The Twos room offers direct access to the exterior, partially enclosed playground, which offers space for play, meals and outdoor activities.
MUSIC CLASS WITH TEACHER ERNEST DAVIS – 2 MONDAYS AND 2 THURSDAYS A MONTH
Teacher Davis brings a variety of instruments for the children to learn about and hear their sounds. They learn new songs and participate with this hands-on class. Children are also encouraged to play instruments that Mr. Davis provides for them, dance to new beats and sing along with him. Music is a great way for children to develop intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills.
GYM & YOGA CLASS WITH TEACHER JESSICA JABLONSKI – 4 WEDNESDAYS A MONTH
This 30-minute class provides a chance for young children to increase their activity and develop socially and physically. Skills learned in gymnastics can benefit a child’s overall development. Children in this class learn to balance and have better coordination, patience and taking turns, self-confidence and follow directions but most of all, to work cooperatively with other children. Additional cost: $50 / month
Monica has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 11 years. She possesses an Early Childhood Education Teachers permit with over 60+ units in Child Development. Monica has taught in our preschool, toddlers and now she’s a wonderful addition teaching our 2 year olds. She’s always had a love for teaching young children and being part of their daily learning development. Monica is the proud mother of 3 daughters. She joined the Les Enfants’ family in April 2013.
Valerie rejoined the Les Enfants family in May 2018. She started as a Les Enfants parent and got into the field of Child Development while her son attended Les Enfants. When her son graduated in 2008 she stayed on as a toddler teacher. Valerie has worked with young children ages 10 to 36 months for over 10 years. She is currently attending Santa Monica College to continue her education in Child Development. She has a passion for teaching and helping children build and develop their imagination and self-esteem. Valerie is a mother of 2 children, who are her pride and joy!