2 Year Olds

At A Shining Star Learning Center, our 2-year-old rooms are designed for the active child discovering and learning through our play-based curriculum.  Planned activities focus on problem solving, language, physical and social/emotional skill building. 

Two-year-old rooms have a wide variety age of appropriate toys and equipment to dramatically recreate the world around them.  An outside playground area, designed just for the 2-year-olds, is a fun place to play.  On rainy or cold days, the 2-year-olds enjoy playing in the indoor gym.

The 2-year-old rooms are adjoined by a restroom equipped with child sized sinks and toilets to aid in teaching self-help skills of handwashing and toilet training.  Potty training gets plenty of attention in these classrooms, while the staff works closely with the parents as a team to help the children achieve and maintain this milestone.  Other self-help skills encouraged in the 2-year-old rooms are drinking from a cup without a lid and feeding themselves with eating utensils. The children sleep on cots during afternoon naptime. 

2 Year Olds

Staff/Child Ratio    1:8

What we provide:

  • Feeding equipment
  • Cot sheets

What to bring:

  • Disposable diapers (until your child is toilet trained)
  • Wipes
  • Sunscreen*
  • Two complete changes of clothing, including underpants and socks
  • Blanket
  • Water bottle
  • Optional:  small, travel sized pillow 


* DCFS requires that a parent or guardian sign a permission slip before any topical ointment may be applied.