Preschool Programming (3-Year Olds)
"I go to sleep thinking about my children being spoiled and I wake up thinking about it."
~ Adam Sandler
September 2020 News!
Our commitment to quality care enhances our Preschool Program through our hands-on, theme based curriculum, which allows children to make good choices and be successful. At each stage of preschool development careful consideration is given to classroom arrangement and selection of developmentally appropriate toys and equipment to enhance the development of the children. The preschool classroom revolves around 8 interest areas: creative arts, blocks, dramatic play, book corner, manipulatives, math, science and sensory. Insterest areas are enriched with engaging activities corresponding with the theme. Children interact with a variety of materials to discover and learn. It is through this child-directed play and fun that preschoolers are actually learning concepts such as counting, letter recognition, sounds, shapes, colors sequencing and listening skills in prepartion for kindergarten.
Arts for Kids has a written program of activities planned according to the developmental level of each group of children and intended to expose children to a variety of cultures. The program will give each child experiences that will encourage the following:
Self esteem and positive self-images
Self-expression and communication skills
Large and small muscle development
Sample Daily Pre-School Schedule
6:30 - 8:30 Breakfast/Free Play
8:30 - 8:45 Bathroom Break
8:45 - 9:00 Classroom areas
9:00 - 9:15 Snack
9:30 - 10:15 Outdoor Activities
10:15 - 11:00 Special Interest Areas (Art, Cooking, Science, etc)
11:00 - 11:15 Clean-Up Classroom
11:15 - 11:30 Bathroom Break
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 2:00 Rest/Nap
2:00 - 2:15 Bathroom Break
2:15 - 2:30 Snack
2:30 - 3:15 Classroom Activities
3:15 - 4:00 Outdoor Activities
4:00 - 4:30 Storytime, Song, Fingerplays
4:30 - 6:00 Special Interest Areas (Puzzles, Computer, Art, etc.)
Summer is at an end and we had so much fun. We are so excited for fall and to start our new classes. To kick off September we are focusing on the basics with “Back to School”. The kids can get used to the new room and routine while we learn about each other. Once we’ve settled in we’re blasting off to learn about Outer Space. Planets, stars and strange flying objects? Who knows what’s out there!
Fall is the perfect time for apple picking, so we will explore all the things we can do with them. We will go from the orchard to the farm as we learn about harvest time. Time to pick veggies from the garden and make some tasty food. To close the month we will celebrate fall. Changing colors, fall foods and sweater weather.
I’m very excited to meet the new class!
Happy Fall Parents!
We had a great month of August doing fun activities with water, talking about fairy tales, learning about transportation (my favorite) and last was learning about hygiene, being clean and safe. We ended the month with a movie/PJ day!
In the month of September we will start off the week with Back to School and getting to know new faces. The following week will be All About Me and we will have the children talk about themselves. Next we are going to learn about Community Helpers and what they do to help around the town.
The following week is Apples, Apples, Apples and what we can do with apples. The last week of September we will roll into Fall/Autumn (another one of my favorites) and talk about leaves that change, the weather that changes and much more.
Can’t wait for this month of fun times and activities!
Wow I can’t believe summer is almost over and we are welcoming new friends to the 3’s-II room. We have loved learning this month through our themes of water, fairy tales, transportation and hygiene. During water week we loved learning about the three forms of water and where we can see these forms in our everyday lives. But I think what we loved most during water week was making our own slushies by freezing and crushing Kool aid! Going into fairy tales week we loved learning about different classic fairy tales and especially making colorful unicorn cookies. Going forward into transportation week we talked about what types of things are transportation in regards to sky, water and land. Finally, during hygiene week we learned how to keep ourselves and others healthy through good habits. At the end of the month we celebrated our last day together as a class by having a fun pajama, pizza, movie day party. I am going to miss all the kiddos in our class but wish them the best as they head towards Ms. Kelly and Ms. Liz’s classes.
Here’s to a safe and happy September!
Ms. Nash and the 3 II’s