Three Year Olds
We welcome babies starting at 6 weeks of age. Infants are precious. That is why we created a nurturing and creative environment for them to freely explore the world and help them develop naturally. They are carefully held when fed, rocked, and spend time on their tummies. We also provide them with music soothing for their nap time and familiar tunes that they recognize. We also introduce them the sign language to develop their language skills. As they easily gather information, we continue to improve their coordination, gameplays, and interaction with others. In the classroom, children can enjoy manipulatives, puzzles, blocks, dramatic plays, and a morning visit to “Circle Time”. It is where teachers and students practice their communication skills and listen to rhymes and short stories. Included in a fun day are activities that challenge their academic skills. With that, they can have plenty of opportunities to explore and play. This type of play improves independence, decision-making, self-confidence, and social skills. They are also encourages to explore, discover, cooperate, and celebrate everyday achievements. Moreover, children are encouraged to engage in various hands-on activities that require them to explore, inquire, and discover solutions. Our program gives guidance and resources needed to explore and learn in a safe and comfortable environment.
Our Three Year old Curriculum Program Includes:
Creative Curriculum enables children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills.
Creative Curriculum lessons offers daily opportunities to individualize instruction, helping teachers meet the needs of every type of learner and addresses all the important areas of learning, from social-emotional and math to technology and the arts, and incorporates them throughout every part of every day.
Our bible curriculum, The Gospel Project, focuses on a weekly bible story with hands-on activities and interactive worship songs introducing children to the gospel.
Because preschoolers (typically 3-4 years old) are more adventuresome and curious about their surroundings, our teachers stay one step ahead of their students. Each day is thoroughly planned out with a variety of hands-on activities to encourage learning and socialization. Students will be taught to write their names and recognize letters, numbers, colors and shapes. Our teachers also begin to introduce concepts like opposites, identify emotions and basic directional skills (over/under etc.). At this time we put extra focus on self- awareness for each child. We also foster independence by helping children master self-help skills.
On a bi-annual basis, we do a formal evaluation based off age-appropriate benchmarks in order to assess each child’s growth and development. Below are some of the basic milestones we look for in a child entering the preschool classroom, in addition to specific academic and developmental achievements:
- Hops and stands on one foot up to 5 seconds
- Kicks ball forward
- Throws ball overhand
- Moves forward and backward
- Uses riding toys
- Cooperates/plays with other children
- Plays “mom” or “dad”
- More inventive in fantasy play
- More independent
Hand and Finger Skills
- Copies square shapes
- Draws a person with 2 to 4 body parts
- Uses scissors
- Draws circles and squares
- Begins to copy some capital letters
- Can feed self with spoon
- Understands the concepts of “same” and “different”
- Has mastered some basic rules of grammar
- Speaks in sentences of 5 to 6 words
- Speaks clearly enough for strangers to understand
- Tells stories
- Correctly names some colors
- Understands the concept of counting and may know a few numbers
- Begins to have a clearer sense of time
- Follows three-part commands
- Recalls parts of a story
- Understands causality (“I can make things happen”)