Twos Foundations for Success

Relationships form the foundation through which every child experiences his or her world. What children experience within these relationships shapes their overall development? Supported by current research, and combined with direct experience in child care settings, the Foundations for Success Infant/Toddler Model provides a positive support structure to implement appropriate learning experiences for infants and toddlers in child care classrooms, thus, raising the quality of the child’s learning experiences. These experiences will enhance the development of children and their ability to learn in the early years of life. The relationships that are established in quality child care classrooms between the teachers and the children, along with experiences in Movement, Senses & Perception, and Language, provide the essential foundation necessary for children to progress developmentally, to enter school ready to learn, and to become successful life-long learners.

©2014 Foundations for Success Infant/Toddler Model   

Music and Movement

Story Time

Water Play

Letter Recognition

Typical Schedule for a Two-Year Old


Morning Snack

Outside Time

Morning Circle Time

Free Play with hands on Curriculum in small group setting

Lunch Time 

Rest Time

Afternoon Snack Time

Afternoon Circle Time

Free play with hands on Messy Art

Outside Time

Free play with hands on Curriculum in small group setting

Music and Movement

Evening Snack Time


Example of Curriculum Activities:

Read Aloud: Read We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

Letter of the Week: Weekly Letter Book. In the sand table encourage the children to make the letter O in the sand. Play I spy the letter…O. Find things in the room that start with the letter O sound. Find the letter O hanging in the room. Whose name starts with the /o/ sound? 

Color Recognition: Mixing colors to make new colors.  

Musical Color Walk. With different colors of construction paper on the floor; Play music and have the children walk around the room. When the music stops each child will find a color to stand on. Call on a few children to name the color they are standing on. Repeat

Early Math Concepts: Size search.  Point to two objects and have your child tell you which of the two objects is bigger (or smaller). Children should be able to visually see the difference in size between the two objects.