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2s Ya Ya

Expected Phase-In Period: 7 to 12 school days. 

Age Cutoff: Please refer to the Admissions Page.

At the tender age of two, children begin to make sense of the world around them and many of them enter a drop-off program for the first time. Our small nurturing environment provides a perfect home away from home for the little learners to feel safe and comfortable in bonding and building trust with their teachers and peers. With gentle and loving guidance from their teachers, children learn school routines and acquire basic life skills such as putting on their own shoes or cleaning up on their own. By engaging in work time or topic learning station activities, children have the opportunity to be in a social environment where they learn how to share, take turns, and resolve conflicts. Children at this age absorb a new language effortlessly and seamlessly. They begin to pick up Mandarin naturally in our immersive classroom, first in listening and then gradually they develop the verbal skills to express their needs, and make meaningful connections to the English counterparts when they are outside the school. Following the most organic language acquisition path for a child, even our youngest learners will intuitively be able to decode and switch between two languages by the end of school year.

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Sample Schedule

Half Day

Morning Work Time

Circle Time, Music & Movement

Snack Time & Bathroom

Topic Study

Topic Learning Stations

Outdoor / Gross Motor

Lunch & Story Time


Full Day

Morning Work Time

Circle Time, Music & Movement

Snack Time & Bathroom

Topic Study

Topic Learning Stations

Outdoor / Gross Motor

Lunch & Story Time

​Rest / Nap Time

Work Time / Outdoor



2s Development Benchmarks


Social and Emotional

  • Accepts redirections from adults

  • Attempts to do things themselves

  • Reacts to others' emotional cues

  • Plays parallelly with others

  • Learns to share and take turns

  • Seeks adult help to solve social problems



  • Follows simple directions accompanied by gestures

  • Names familiar objects

  • Uses 3 to 4-word sentences and tells simple stories without many details

  • Initiates and attends to brief conversations



  • Walks cross room and backwards

  • Experiments balancing by squatting to pick up toys

  • Throws a ball with both hands

  • Unbuttons large buttons

  • Draws/writes with whole hand



  • Shows interest in books

  • Understands that text is meaningful and can be read

  • Pretends to read a familiar book

  • Retells some events from a familiar story with prompt

  • Makes marks that appear to adults to be in random order



  • Verbally counts

  • Understands the concepts of 1, 2, and more

  • Recognizes a few numerals

  • Matches 2 identical shapes

  • Understands simple comparison such as bigger/smaller, more/less

  • Shows interest in simple patterns



  • Sustains interest in activities

  • Practices an activity until successful

  • Seeks help to solve problems

  • Enjoys taking things apart

  • Recalls happenings from the past

  • Sorts similar objects

  • Recognizes familiar people, objects, and animals in pictures

What happens after 2s?

Let's learn more about 3s4s!

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