3 Year Old Curriculum
Our 3 year old classes enjoy making new friends, learning about school, creating art projects, singing, playing games and exploring. A child must be 3 years old by September 1 and toilet independent.
At the start of each day, the children participate in a cirlce time. This time includes sharing the days’ theme through a story, discussion of jobs for the day, calendar activities, and weather. A weekly show-n-tell promotes languaged development.
Each week is centered on a theme. The crafts and art projects are coordinated with this theme. Some of themes that are covered are: fall/harvest, Thanksgiving, Christmas - Jesus is Born, animals in winter, spring, Easter, flowers and growing things to name a few.
Arts and Crafts
Children are introduced to a variety of media through art experiences both group and individually. There are both open ended and teacher directed projects.
Dramatic Play Centers
We have put together many hands-on, high interest dramatic play centers change weekly in classroom. These props give the children the opportunity to learn new language, play cooperatively, and expand their knowledge.
We have an outdoor fenced play structure which includes a rubber riding tracks for bikes and scooters. We go outside as much as possible when the weather permits. On days when we need to be inside, we have a large indoor play area with basketball hoops, balls, blocks, scooters, trucks, balance beam and a tumbling area. The teachers do a developmental screening of the children’s large motor skills throughout the year. The classes experience both free play and group games. Each day the preschoolers have half hour of large motor play.
Each week the children participate in all school chapel for 15 minutes led by the director. This time consists of a short opening prayer, Christian songs with motions, and short Bible verses with motions, and an ending prayer. Parents are welcome to attend. Parents are invited to a concert at Christmas and the end of the year.