Our three-year-olds program focuses on your child’s primary areas of development: language arts and literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, gross and fine motor development.
Activities in the three year old classrooms include:
Recognizing print through learning center signs; dramatic play; practice counting beads or blocks; learning about people, plants and animals; participating in activities with their peers; practicing balance, jumping and throwing; participate in family style dining and learn about patience.
Areas of Development:
The curriculum focuses on your three-year-old child’s primary areas of development.
Communication and Language Development
Communication entails more than just speaking words; it’s expressing thoughts, wants, and needs. Communication also involves listening and understanding what others are saying. We offer children many opportunities to express their thoughts and opinions with their friends and teachers. Children will be immersed in a print-rich environment, boosting their pre-literacy skills.
Social and Emotional Development
As children become preschoolers, their social and emotional skills need the guidance of a nurturing teacher. We provide activities designed to increase children’s independence, allow them to become more confident in their abilities, and prompt them to play a responsible role in their classroom community.
We focus on all gross motor skills, which strengthen the large muscle groups of the body. Gross motor skills include jumping, kicking, throwing and catching a ball, and demonstrating balance. Children will be encouraged to participate in many favorite childhood games, such as Animal Races, Simon Says, Red Light, Green Light; and Duck, Duck, Goose. Fine motor skills, which include the smaller muscle groups, such as fingers and hands, are also a focus. Three year olds will enjoy strengthening their fine motor skills through finger painting, sculpting with clay, and doing finger plays.
Addresses three year olds’ increasing cognitive skills, which includes problem solving and logical thinking. Children will be encouraged to use their creativity and curiosity when they encounter new tasks, such as building a city out of blocks. To develop logical-thinking skills, Teachers read carefully selected children’s books throughout the day, encouraging the children to answer questions and express opinions about the stories.
Math Skills Development
Teachers focus on math tasks, which are vital school readiness skills. Children will be introduced to patterning, classifying, and identifying number and shapes.
Science Skills Development
The teachers provide many hands-on opportunities for children to explore sound, light, colors, animals, plants, and other important science topics.