3 years – 4 years
Our preschool classrooms are the next step in your child’s education. Here, your child begins learning about what defines them as a person and how to work with peers. Children develop their social and emotional skills while asking questions about the world around them.
Three Year Olds
- Introduction to letters and the sounds they make, numbers, and writing materials
- Build a strong sense of self
- Work on one-to-one correspondence
Four Year Olds
- Teach teamwork and cooperation
- Basic math introduced via patterns
- Emphasis on imaginative play, hands-on experimentation, and cause and effect
Your Child’s Day
Depending on your child’s level of development, their day will encompass the following activities:
Core Learning Time
Classrooms focus on teacher and child initiated activities that promote learning. Areas are set up for math, science, fine motor, creative expression, sensory, dramatic play, and block building that adhere to the weekly curriculum themes. Staff encourage children to participate in each center.
Large Group Time
Children engage in daily discussions about theme-based topics. Fiction and non-fiction stories are read daily. Additionally, children participate in calendar, weather and literacy components as large groups.
Small Group Time
Classrooms work on specific concepts for each learning area in a small group.
Math: Children work on concepts of one-to-one correspondence, patterns, numeral identifications, and simple addition.
Science: Introduce concepts of cause and effect, gravity, force, and movement all while doing fun hands-on experiments.
Writing: Preschool children learn how to hold different writing materials such as a crayon or pencil. They also learn how to hold and manipulate scissors in order to cut on a line and various shapes.
Classrooms work on large motor skills including swinging independently and pedaling while riding trikes.
Meals & Snacks
Our staff actively engage with children during meal time. Discussions about the color, smell, texture, and how their food tastes take place at this time.
As children age, we work with families to start shortening nap times so they may prepare children for the kindergarten experience.