The Twoodler Program cares for children ages 2 to 3. We have two twoodler rooms on-site.
Twoodlers are no longer Toddlers, yet they are not quite Pre‑schoolers. Their growing skills require opportunities to experiment with a wide variety of materials and situations. Like Toddlers, Twoodlers are struggling with issues of dependence versus independence, and so we again provide both the security of structure and the freedom of making simple choices. We provide challenge and stimulation as these children become more and more self‑sufficient. We recognize learning is built into activities ‑ but the pressure to learn is not. As their ability to use language increases, we pay special attention, and provide many day‑to‑day chances to use this emerging skill. Along with finger paints, sandboxes, jungle gyms, dress‑up clothes, puzzles and picture books, we also provide warmth and security.
Sara Doty (Co-Lead Teacher - Twoodler I)
Sara worked with BCDC for fifteen years as a Preschool teacher before taking some time off to spend with her family. She returned in 2012 as an Infant teacher and recently transitioned into the Twoodler section. Sara has an Associate’s Degree in both Early Childhood and Animal Science.
Kyli Keller (Co-Lead Teacher - Twoodler I)
Kyli joined the staff in 2018 and is also a student at SUNY Brockport finishing her Master’s in Literacy Education. Kyli has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and English Literature.
Rachel King (Co-Lead Teacher - Twoodler II)
Rachel joined the full time staff in the fall of 2019 after graduating with a bachelors in Community Health. Prior to coming to Brockport, she worked at the Early Education site on the SUNY Courtland Campus.
Josh Laskowski (Co-Lead Teacher - Twoodler II)
Josh has been with BCDC since 2012. After recieving his BA in communications from the College at Brockport, he moved to a full time teaching position.