Early Learners (2-3yrs)

Our Early Learners room caters for children who are 2 years to 3 years old. At this age, children are meeting new challenges and learn best in a stimulating environment. Our qualified Educators help facilitate learning and discovery through interest based activities which encourage investigation and exploration.

Learn more about the Greenwood Curriculum here.

Developmental goals and objectives for children in the Early Learners room are supported by Greenwood specially designed programs and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

Child Development

Physical

  • Walks, runs, climbs, kicks and jumps easily
  • Uses steps one at a time
  • Catches ball rolled to him/her
  • Jumps from low step or over low objects
  • Attempts to balance on one foot
  • Able to open doors
  • Stops readily
  • Moves about moving to music
  • Turns pages one at a time
  • Holds crayon with fingers
  • Uses a pencil to draw or scribble in circles and lines
  • Gets dressed with help
  • Self-feeds using utensils and a cup

Social

  • Plays with other children
  • Simple make believe play
  • Share toys with friends

Emotional

  • Plays with other children
  • Simple make believe play

Cognitive

  • Builds tower of five to seven objects
  • Lines up objects in ‘train’ fashion
  • Recognises and identifies common objects and pictures by pointing
  • Enjoys playing with sand, water, dough; explores what these materials can do more than making things with them
  • Uses symbolic play, e.g. use a block as a car
  • Engages in making believe and pretend play
  • Begins to count with numbers
  • Recognises similarities and differences
  • Imitates rhythms and animal movements
  • Becoming aware of space through physical activity
  • Can follow two or more directions

Learning to Count

Language

  • Uses two or three words together
  • Counts 1 to 5
  • Using manners
  • Increase vocabulary and use of correct grammatical forms of language
  • Asks lots of questions
  • Uses pronouns and prepositions, simple sentences and phrases
  • Copies words and actions
  • Makes music, sing and dance
  • Likes listening to stories and books

Source: Developmental milestones and the EYLF/NQS