We provide our three-year-olds with play materials, an environment and teacher support that promotes growth in all developmental areas. The focus of the 3's program is on child-initiated play, allowing the children to follow their natural inclination to learn. Our 3's teacher facilitates and promotes the children's learning by designing daily activities and projects that are interesting, meaningful and, of course, fun for the children. Our learning-centers are designed to facilitate the introduction of age-appropriate science, math, social studies and logical thinking concepts.
Language and literacy development is encouraged through books, story time, rhymes, poems, fingerplays and music. This is an important year for social and emotional competence and the classroom setting provides many opportunities for social/emotional growth. We encourage the children to respect the rights of others and help them develop skills to resolve conflicts with others and to follow directions and routines.
Daily Class Schedule
8:55 – 9:15 Co-opers arrive and assist in set up for the morning
9:15 – 10:00 Children arrive, outside on playground weather permitting
*Start morning inside if weather dictates*
10:00 – 10:15 Discovery Activities (free play, art activities)
10:45 – 10:55 Clean up
10:55 – 11:00 Hand washing, toileting as needed/ Yoga Practice
11:00 – 11:15 Song of the Week and Story Time
11:15 – 11:30 Snack (provided by the co-oping parent)
11:30 – 11:45 Outside play, dismissal at 11:45