Twos and Toddlers at globegarden

The years of twos and toddlers are joyful years. Children start walking, talking, singing and laughing. They embrace life to its fullest every day and really grow by leaps and bounds. Your child now has preferred foods and favorite toys and has developed his or her own likes and dislikes as well as opinions. Children are developing independence with all the natural challenges that go along with this time.

Growing Independence

Despite all the progress children make during these important years, this age is sometimes called the “terrible twos” (or threes). As children discover their universe with growing independence, this may pose challenges for them as well as parents and teachers. At globegarden we provide:

  • Opportunities for children to be independent, providing them with simple tasks they can master, such as helping to set the table, putting toys away, putting on their shoes, helping to clean up and walking to the playground
  • Plenty of time to transition from one activity to another, as our teachers understand that children this age can do many things older children can – it just takes a little more time because toddlers cannot switch gears like adults
  • Choices to empower children to make own choices, such as picking from a range of healthy food or choosing favorite play activities or songs in a morning circle
  • Set-up of routines as twos and toddlers like to know what’s going to happen next, from waving out the window after childcare drop-off to coming together in a morning circle with their friends to start the childcare day

The Creative Curriculum

Our program for twos and toddlers takes into account the big developmental leaps children make at this age. It is based on exploration and interaction in safe, engaging surroundings to help your two- or three-year-old learn about his or her expanding world.  Program highlights include:

  • Supporting children in discovering their new self-dependence and autonomy
  • Encouraging language skills and telling simple stories
  • Forming first friendships and developing social skills, empathy and building positive relationships
  • Exploring foods, building large motor skills and spending ample time outdoors
  • Body awareness, encouraging stop-hand, boundaries and my body belongs to me
  • Building on “why, what and how” questions with early science and experiments
  • Being creative with arts and crafts projects, music and dance

A Program for Every Age

Infant and Baby Care

Our Discovering the World Step by Step© program provides a warm, welcoming environment where your baby can grow from a bundle of joy into a bundle of curiosity.

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Preschool

Aligning preschool program goals and practices with families' expectations of educational excellence, our preschool program helps young learners grow into confident students as well as prepare for Swiss public-school curriculum expectations of soon-to-be kindergarteners.

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Kindergarten

Accredited by Swiss educational authorities, and going beyond Swiss public-school expectations, we prepare children for entering school in first grade – in both public and international school.

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Holiday and After-School Care

A fun program full of adventure and outdoor discoveries awaits children in our holiday and after-school care. Our teachers make sure the children have a say in what’s on the activity plan to create positive memories that are cherished for a lifetime.

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