Group A (Age 2 by August 31) meets twice a week for 1½ hours each time. The capacity for Group A is 12 children. There are three working parents in this group in addition to the teacher. In Group A, the children enter straight into child-initiated free-choice play upon arrival. They are able to choose activities that encourage them to explore and interact with developmentally appropriate equipment and materials. The day includes short group times for a story and music, snack, and outside play.