Age: 2 years by September 30th
Day/Time: Monday and Wednesday, 9:00am -12:00pm
Class size: 10 children, with a Lead Teacher and an Assistant Teacher
The Terrific Two’s program:
• Fosters a sustaining relationship with God
• Assists each child to play cooperatively with other children and groups
• Provides for self-discovery learning at each child’s pace
• Develops language skills
• Develops acceptable means of expressing emotions
• Improves motor coordination through physical activity
• Encourages children to initiate, perform and complete activities
• Increases awareness of the world around them through hands-on learning
• Provides a safe and nurturing environment for growth & development and prepares them for the next stage of preschool
Incorporated throughout the program are:
• Art activities encompassing painting and drawing with a variety of tools, use of scissors, use of glue and a variety of other materials
• Matching and sorting activities, puzzles, sensory play, fine motor and gross motor activities to improve muscle coordination (stacking, sorting, matching, blocks, etc.),
• Music, movement, and activities using colors, shapes, letters, counting, following one and two step directions, concept building
• Sharing, turn taking, problem solving and interactive play with their peers
Fees: Tuition is $95 per month. Registration fee is $100 ($75 if paid by March 1st). Reduced registration fee and monthly tuition for second or more child(ren).
Terrific Two’s Class’ Lead Teacher, Joy Bowles came to Bethlehem United Methodist Preschool, after being at Heritage United Methodist Preschool for 22 years. She served as Lead Teacher for their three and four year old children for the past 12 years, as well as their Children’s Program Director for 10 years prior to that. She loves to create a loving, spiritual place where a child’s natural curiosity to learn is encouraged and applauded. She is the Lead Teacher for the Terrific Two’s at Bethlehem, as well as Lead Enrichment Teacher for Pre-K.
Terrific Two’s Class’ Assistant Teacher, Linda Cochran, recently retired respiratory therapist, holds an associate degree in Respiratory Therapy from Butler University, a bachelor’s degree in general studies and a master’s degree in Health Sciences Education (both from Indiana University). Most recently, she was the Director of Clinical Education for the Respiratory Therapy program at Radford University Carilion (formerly Jefferson College of Health Sciences). Her previous work history includes being the Education Coordinator for the Respiratory Therapy department at James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for 17 years. In addition to being a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), she obtained further respiratory therapy related credentials as a Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) and Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C). She has experience teaching American Heart Association classes for Basic Life Support (BLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).