Class size will be limited to 12 children. One teacher and one aide will conduct this class. A child must be three years old by September 1st to enroll in this class
It is our hope that we can develop in each child a positive self-image and a love of learning and going to school. In the 3 year class we provide many activities to do just that. Each activity that is presented to the children is a result of much planning. Children like to be activity involved. When more than one sense is used in teaching a task, learning is greatly improved.
Art is used as a teaching device, as well as a fun way to play, in the preschool class. Freedom with art supplies encourages using the imagination and is also a good release for emotions. Eye-hand coordination is also developed.
Language Development includes time set aside in group time for show and tell, discussions about different subjects, flannel board stories, and most importantly, books.
Creative Dramatics and movement encourages free expression and also allows the imagination to surface. This is done through the use of puppets, dress up clothes, blocks, and various props added to the classroom.
Games and Social Activities as a group happen often in the 3 year classroom. Games that are played in a group teach the children how to cooperate with one another, and learn to take turns.
Math is taught through games adapted to follow the theme of then day. For example, counting how many crackers were eaten at snack time. Other math games include identifying shapes, measuring, sorting and comparisons.
Science ideas that are simple to adults often are magic to the young preschooler. The children are introduced to the meteorology, biology, chemistry and physics in very simple forms.
Music is used as an important teaching tool in the 3 year class. It is easy to remember the rules at school when a song is sung to remind the children what to do next. Music activities include activity tapes or cds to help children to listen and follow directions. Anything can be taught through music
Physical Development is included through using large muscle play on our playground and playroom, through activity cds, parachute play, or obstacle courses.