2K Preschool

Thank you for allowing us to have the opportunity to minister to your child through the Preschool/K2 program here at Smoke Rise.

We will begin our first day of curriculum on Monday, August 24 at 8 a.m. It is of utmost importance for your child to arrive on time to receive the full benefit of the Abeka program. Please do not bring your child during their naptime as this disrupts the children's sleeping patterns in the classroom. You must check your child in and out each day with your child's swipe card at the front desk.

There are a few other things to address concerning our daily routine:

  • Please do not allow your child to bring a toy. 
  • We do however allow you to bring blankets or a sleep toy, but it will be put away until nap time.

Please write your child's name on all of their belongings.

  • Each child that is enrolled in full-time childcare is required to have a mat for nap time.
  • Mats for nap time are to be provided by the parent.
  • The mat should be taken home every Friday to be washed and brought back the following Monday.

Please write your child's name on all of their belongings.

  • We recommend for tennis shoes to be worn.
  • Please understand we do not change shoes/clothes for playtime.
  • A mid-morning snack will be provided for your child; however, you may send a different light snack and drink if you prefer.
  • You may bring a sippy cup for your child. It must be taken home at the end of the day.
  • Please provide your child with a change of clothes daily. 
  • If your child wears pull-ups, bring only Velcro pull-ups for us to use.

Please write your child's name on all of their belongings.

  • You can drop your child off as early as 6:30 a.m.
  • You may bring breakfast for your child (We provide milk for cereal). Breakfast time ends at 7:50 a.m., to allow time to clean up, and so we can begin our day promptly at 8:00 a.m.
  • Saying the pledge to the flag
  • Learning memory verses
  • Prayer time and music time

Each child will have his/her Abeka workbooks consisting of:

  • Learning Numbers with Button Bear
  • Child's Art for 2's 
  • Arts and Crafts with Button Bear
  • Throughout the year we have several parties such as our fall party (Halloween), Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas, Valentine's, Easter Egg Hunt, and our end of the year party.
  • We may also have some special parties such as popcorn, pizza , or pajama parties. (You will be asked to bring items for special parties)
  • Feel free to bring a special snack to celebrate your child's birthday.

IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW


August 19th - 1st Day of Preschool

October 18th - Fall Festival

September 17th, 19th, & 20th - Fall & Christmas Pics

December 17th - Christmas Program

TBA - Spring Pictures

May 4th-8th - Teacher Appreciation Week

Milestones for a Two-Year-Old

This is a guide for this age group. It does not mean that a 2-year-old should have these mastered. We, here at Smoke Rise Childcare and Preschool, are committed to providing opportunities for children to develop.

Social Development

  • Enjoys singing and trying to copy finger plays with others
  • Engages in simple games in small groups
  • Gives attention to stories for 5 minutes or more
  • Understands the words: mine, his, hers, and yours

Creative Development

  • Beginning to take on characteristics and actions of role-playing
  • Can pretend with imaginary objects

Emotional Development

  • Able to recover quickly after transitions or change in routine
  • Separates from parents easily
  • Has a wide range of emotions
  • Can dress and undress their selves
  • Shows affection for family and friends without prompting
  • Shows concern for a friend who is crying

Cognitive Development

  • Attempts to draw faces
  • Understands what 1 and 2 mean
  • Can name familiar objects
  • Counts to 3
  • Classifies objects by general categories
  • Counts up to 3 objects
  • Begins to identify colors
  • Knows own gender

Communication and Language Development

  • Gives own first and last name
  • Follows two step directions without getting distracted
  • Beginning to understand "in", "on", and "under"
  • Can name familiar objects
  • Has conversations consisting of 2-3 sentences
  • Can name friends and family members
  • Uses "I', "me", "we", "you", "dogs", "cats", etc.
  • Can be understood 75% of the time by strangers