Our three-year-old program is an engaging hands-on experience. Many three-year-olds know what school is all about and they are happy to dive right into the school routine. They greet each day with joy and curiosity as their sense of independence grows. They come in each day asking a million questions as they try to figure out their world. Our teachers are skilled at encouraging children to think for themselves.
Curriculum units are derived from the children’s interests and can last as short or as long as the children remain engaged. Three-year-olds are beginning to learn about teamwork, cooperation, and friendships.
Three-year-olds are introduced to shared experience time during which all children work on a similar project or skill. Language begins to broaden as new words are learned and ‘tried on for size’. Three-year-olds are naturally drawn to the writing table with a multitude of different writing instruments from markers and crayons to scissors and colored pencils. Math begins to intrigue three-year-olds, and they start to count everything in their world. Charting and graphing eye color or ‘favorite kind of apple’ are some examples of how we use meaningful contexts to teach children about math.