Șotron Doi (Hopscotch Two)
Preparing Two-Year-Olds (and their mothers) for Preschool
Șotron Doi is a 10-week educational module giving mothers and young children a taste of grădiniță, so they will be ready and eager for full-time kindergarten the following fall. Șotron Doi addresses children aged two and includes older children who, for various reasons, have not yet been registered in preschool.
This educational module has proven to be very successful in preparing reluctant parents and fearful young children for the structured learning environment of grădiniță. It also serves as a relaxed opportunity for parents and teachers to get to know and trust each other.
Șotron Doi begins with a training workshop for teachers who have volunteered to run ten 2-hour sessions (at no additional pay). The participating teachers receive classroom educational kits consisting of age-appropriate books and student school supplies, and money for the daily healthy snack provided for each session.
In 2018, a total of 1000 two- and three-year-old children and their mothers attended Hopscotch Two in 100 villages.