Treasured Threes

In addition to phonics, introductory Spanish and alphabets our three’s are hearing and memorizing poetry, they are developing pre-math skills, sequencing, and learning ordinal numbers. They explore creative writing through dictation to their teachers, outdoor gardening and many other creative components. The curriculum is part A Beka as well as the staff creativity based on monthly themes.

We strive to:
• Make all children our priority
• Help children become familiar with a classroom setting
• Teach children while having fun
• Look at each child’s developing level to help each child grow academically and socially

Key areas of child development – We focus on:
• Teaching children to understand and follow rules
• Helping children become independent (i.e.- hanging up and putting on coat, set up for meals, use of bathroom facility, clean up and washing hands
• Building social skills (i.e.- playing appropriately with friends, using their words to express themselves, sharing and taking turns)
• Expanding academic knowledge (i.e. – begin spelling and writing their name, recognition of numbers, shapes, colors and opposites, use of scissors and cutting and counting objects)
The Sixth Room

The developing of our outdoor classroom is based on our belief that leaning does not stop when you go outside to play. We know the young child learns through play. However, we have what we call the X-Zone. An exterior classroom with centers, in addition to the gross motor skills developed in our equipment. The play area has the flowing centers, with more to develop as space allows.

Outdoor Literacy
Various Sports Activities
Science
Water Play
Art Center
Manipulative
Writing Center
Individual Classroom Gardens

Developmental Classroom Goals – Three Year Old Room
Age: About 3 years

Motor Skills
*Climbs well.
*Walks up and down stairs, alternating feet.
*Runs with ease.
*Pedals a tricycle.
*Kicks a ball.
*Feeds self.
*Opens doors.
*Washes and dries hands by self.
*Makes vertical, horizontal, and circular strokes with a pencil or crayon.
*Screws and unscrews lids, jars, nuts and bolts.
*Turns a page in a book one at a time.

Cognitive Skills
*Attention span increases to about 3 minutes.
*Can remember what happened yesterday.
*Understands “now”, “soon”, and “later.”
*Knows some numbers, but not necessarily in correct order.
*Completes puzzles with three or four pieces.
*Sorts objects by shape and color.
*Matches an object to a picture of that object.
*Laughs at silly ideas.
*Understands the concept of “one” and “two”.
*Matches circles and squares.
*Understands physical relationships (on, under, over, in, out).

Social Skills and Language
*Uses three-five word sentences.
*Asks questions. *Knows her first and last name.
*Plays spontaneously with other children in a small group.
*Recognizes and understands most common objects and pictures.
*Repeats simple rhymes.
*Asks to use the toilet most times.
*Enjoys being read to. *Knows whether he is a boy or girl.
*Imitates housework or other chores.
*Assigns roles in pretend play (mommy, daddy).
*Uses pronouns (I, you, me, we, and they) and some plurals.

Daily Schedule
6:30 – 8:00 ~ Drop Off / Morning Care
8:00 – 8:30 ~ Breakfast (Breakfast will not be served later then this time.)
8:30 – 9:00 ~ Center Activities / Restroom Break
9:00 – 9:30 ~ Praise & Worship / Circle Time
9:30 – 10:00 ~ Center Activities
10:00 – 10:30 ~ Curriculum
10:30 – 11:00 ~ Snack/ Restroom Break
11:00 – 11:30 ~ Curriculum
11:30 – 12:00 ~ Outside Play
12:00 – 12:15 ~ Story/ Restroom/ Beds (Children responsible for own.)
12:15 – 1:00 ~ Lunch (Children should be serving selves.)
1:00 – 3:00 ~ Rest Time
3:00 – 3:30 ~ Story/ Restroom/ Beds (Children responsible for own.)
3:30 – 4:00 ~ Snack Time
4:00 – 5:00 ~ Outside Play
5:00 – 6:00 ~ Pick Up