Explorer I Program

Welcome to the Explorer Classroom!

2 – 2 1/2 years

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The Explorer classroom is designed for children 2 – 2 1/2 years old. Explorers demonstrate an interest in how they fit into the world around them and enjoy teacher-led demonstrations and hands-on art projects. Teachers work to facilitate children’s independence an social skills as they begin to create relationships with their peers. Language, Social Sciences, Hygiene, Letter Recognition, and Expanding Vocabulary are central themes to daily activities. Explorers participate in rhythmic activities to help develop body dexterity and hands-on art projects to stimulate creativity. Through age-appropriate lesson plans designed around their needs and interests, Dublin Learning Academy is able to assist Explorers as they meet personal learning targets in fun and educational ways.

Daily Schedule

Our teachers and staff use a daily schedule to ensure a well-rounded learning experience. This is a typical Explorer schedule:

  • 6:30-9:00 Free Choice
  • 9:00-9:40 Circle Time
  • 9:40-10:00 Snack
  • 10:00-10:15 Language Arts
  • 10:15-10:30 Manipulative/Sensory
  • 10:30-10:45 Art
  • 10:45-11:30 Outside/Large Muscle
  • 11:30-12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00-12:30 Story Time
  • 12:30-2:30 Nap
  • 2:30-3:00 Snack
  • 3:00-3:30 Math & Science
  • 3:30-4:00 Closing Circle
  • 4:00-4:30 Outside/Large Muscle
  • 4:30-6:00 Teacher’s Choice

Developmental Milestones

The care and development of each Explorer are the top priorities of our experienced teachers and staff. We work closely with our Explorers to be sure each child is working towards achievement goals at Dublin Learning Academy. Our teachers strive for, assess, and celebrate the following milestones:

Language Arts

  • Recognizes the letters of the alphabet/li>
  • Knows beginning sounds
  • Makes eye contact when communicating
  • Retells a story
  • Speech is understandable


  • Recognizes basic colors
  • Identifies numbers 1-10
  • Counts from 1-20


  • Identifies family members
  • Recognizes days of the week
  • Identifies all body parts
  • Identifies the weather

Motor Skills

  • Drinks from a cup and feeds self
  • Opens doors
  • Begins potty training

Self Help/Social-Emotional

  • Separates from parents without anxiety
  • Shares and interacts well with friends
  • Recognizes being dirty vs. clean
  • Stays attentive to task at hand
  • Adheres to set expectations
  • Cleans up work/play area
  • Follows discipline policy and corrects behavior
  • Shows interest in keeping good hygiene
  • Expresses ideas, feelings, events, needs and wants with words
Ratio: 1:7 Class Size: Max 7

Full-Time: 6:30am – 6:00pm (5 days/wk)

Part-Time: Available