Social skill development is a fundamental objective in the three-year-old class. Children learn best through play. Social skills such as sharing, peer interactions, taking turns and solving conflicts are taught and modeled in an educationally rich environment.
Twice a month, the children will have music class. Once a month, on an alternating week from music, the children will have creative movement class.
Curriculum guide for the three-year old program:
These are some of the units of interest that we may explore during the year. We are, however, open to new ideas and the children's special interests.
Colors, Feelings and Emotions, Halloween: Real and Pretend, Under the Big Top, Nursery Rhymes, Imagine That!, How things Work, Fall, Thanksgiving--"Stone Soup"
Holidays, Fairy Tales, Winter Wonderland, Valentines and Bears, Transportation, My Five Senses
Spring, Weather, Bunnies, Backyard Bugs and Critters, Down on the Farm, Summer Fun
Our units are designed to stimulate creativity and curiosity, strengthen fine and gross motor skills, and engage children in trying new skills through active learning. Working with letters and numbers is included as a complement to the units according to the interests and abilities of the children.