973-540-1537 8 Cleveland Ave., Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Our Step Up Program for 2 ½- and 3-year-olds acts as a bridge between informal playgroups and the longer, more structured preschool program. This class will meet on Friday mornings from January to June. Through participation in a thoughtfully designed, age-appropriate curriculum, children will…

  • Develop fine motor skills through manipulating crayons, play dough, gluing and clay
  • Recognize and identify primary colors and four basic shapes
  • Focus, sit and listen for a five minute story or activity
  • Develop independent behavior which is measured by such things as the ability to wash hands, sip from a cup, remove and put on simple clothing without help
  • Learn to cooperate with peers by playing in a group of two or three children for a brief time
  • Begin to verbalize needs
  • Develop sensory awareness by working with different textured materials
  • Separate from parent and interact with other adults in familiar surroundings
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