Two 1/2 year olds

Heritage United Methodist Preschool

Two-and-a-half-year-olds are awakening to the world around them. Heritage United Methodist preschool shares in that awakening by helping your 2-1/2 year-old develop independence, share and work with others, and begin to master basic skills, such as counting and sorting. Two-and-a-half-year-olds at HUM preschool are also supported in their spiritual growth as they learn that they are loved by God and that God made the world around them.

Enrolling our son in the 2-1/2 year old class at HUM Preschool has been one of the best decisions we’ve made for our family! The initial transition to a new environment without mom and dad was difficult for him (and mom!) at first, but Ms. Pat and the teachers had him singing and looking forward to coming back to preschool in just a few days. We couldn’t be more pleased with what he is learning and how much he has grown in just the six months that we’ve been a part of this family.

Jason & Missy Phelps


Monday & Wednesday

$150 per month


Tuesday & Thursday

$150 per month


Teacher: Jill Coleman

Teacher: Jill Coleman

Assistant Teacher: Lynn Phillips

Standards of Rigor

The Standards of Learning (SOLs) for two-year-olds at Heritage United Methodist preschool include guidelines for socio-emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual development.

Socio-Emotional Development

To experience a sense of self-esteem:

  • Identify oneself as a member of a specific family
  • Identify oneself as a member of a classroom family
  • Demonstrate confidence in one’s growing abilities
  • Demonstrate increasing independence
  • Demonstrate pride in accomplishments

To exhibit a positive attitude toward life:

  • Demonstrate trust in teachers
  • Be able to separate from parents
  • Demonstrate interest in classroom activities
  • Transition through the year into participation in classroom activities
  • Participate in routine activities easily

To demonstrate cooperative, pro-social behavior:

  • Seek out other children and teachers
  • Understand and respect differences
  • Help others in need
  • Share toys and materials
  • Work cooperatively with others
  • Respect “space” of others
Cognitive Development

To acquire learning and problem-solving skills:

  • Show curiosity
  • Observe and make discoveries

To expand logical thinking skills:

  • Sort objects
  • Put together objects that belong together

To acquire concepts and information leading to a fuller understanding of the immediate world:

  • Identify names of objects and events
  • Use words to describe the characteristics of objects (colors, shapes, sizes)
  • Identify the roles people play in society (community helpers)
  • Begin to count in correct sequence (1-2-3-4-5)

To demonstrate skills in make-believe play

  • Assume a pretend role
  • Make-believe with objects
  • Interact with other children

To expand verbal communication skills:

  • Recall words in a song or finger play
  • Follow simple directions
  • Use words to explain feelings
  • Talk with other children during daily activities

To explore own creativity in a variety of ways:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Language
  • Construction
  • Play

To develop beginning reading skills:

  • Acquire a love of books
  • Listen to a story
  • Begin to recognize own name in print

To acquire beginning writing skills:

  • Paint at easel with large strokes
  • “Scribble” on paper with a variety of writing tools
Physical Development

To enhance gross motor skills:

  • Run with increasing control over direction and speed
  • Use large muscles for balance
  • Catch a ball
  • Throw an object in the intended direction
  • Climb up or down small equipment without falling
  • Steer a big wheel

To enhance and refine fine motor skills:

  • Coordinate eye and hand movements (completing puzzles)
  • Use small muscles to complete tasks (building, stringing)
  • Use small muscles for self-help skills (opening snacks)
  • Use drawing tools with increasing control and intention (crayons, markers, paints)

To use all senses in learning:

  • Demonstrate skill in discriminating sounds
  • Demonstrate visual discrimination skills
  • Discriminate by taste and smell
  • Discriminate differences in texture
Spiritual Development

To develop an understanding of God and Jesus:

  • They made me
  • They love me
  • They care for me
  • They are always with me

To develop a relationship with God and Jesus:

  • They want to be my best Friend
  • They want me to talk with Them in prayer
  • They want to be a part of my everyday life

To respond in obedience to God:

  • Love others
  • Share with others
  • Use kind words
  • Help others
Heritage United Methodist Preschool

Heritage United Methodist Preschool