At the age of Two Years, children move into a more traditional classroom setting. Toilet training is done at this age and must be accomplished before a child can go to the three year age group. Children begin the foundations of reading by learning to recognize the letters of the alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes. They learn to memorize songs, the pledge to the flag, and other simple word games. Students begin the fundamentals needed for math by working with numbers and beginning counting. Early phonics are included as alphabet sounds are matched with words using those sounds. Students feed themselves and drink from glasses. They learn to manipulate art supplies through coloring, painting, finger painting, and pasting objects. Social skills are addressed as the children learn to work and play together in groups.
At the age of Three Years, children function as a class with traditional instruction. Teachers review beginning alphabets, colors, shapes, numbers, and counting. Children learn listening skills and follow directions to mark answers in workbooks and on worksheets. Students begin to work independently following instruction. Phonics instruction becomes more involved as it relates to simple words. Children learn more memorization as it relates to things about their world, country, music and Bible. Physical manipulation of writing utensils and art materials are utilized.