Monday, when Rob took Avery in to daycare, the teacher asked if we knew that Avery knew her alphabet. I knew that she knew the letters in her name, but I didn't know she knew them all (or most of them all, anyway).
The funny thing about daycare is that, when they're this little (and younger) they can't really tell you what they learned or did during the day. You really don't know what they know until they exhibit the skill in some way (like the sign language).
I really couldn't be happier with our daycare in this regard. The kids aren't sitting around staring at a TV (I actually don't think there is a TV in Avery's room), or simply playing with toys while the teachers sit in the corner. They have a structured, organized environment where they read, sing, dance, do crafts, etc. And clearly she is learning. We read tons at home (which I've may have mentioned a time or two), do alphabet puzzles, and recently have been going over the letters in her name, but we certainly haven't been focusing on learning the whole alphabet.
I bought these alphabet letters for the bath a couple weeks ago when she suddenly became deathly afraid of her other bath toys (a story for another day). There were quite a few she knew (and a few she didn't) that I didn't catch with the camera. I think she did pretty good though! And, yes, she has crazy hair from being put up.