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Preschool Programming (3-Year Olds)

"I go to sleep thinking about my children being spoiled and I wake up thinking about it."

~ Adam Sandler

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

Social interacation

Self-expression and communication skills

Creative expression

Large and small muscle development

Intelluctual growth

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.)

July 2024 News!

3's II

Happy July families! 

Crazy how fast this year seems to be going. This last month we had so much fun from having a summer solstice party with Miss Kate to playing in the sprinklers!  We learned about different ocean and farm animals, and even had our very own treasure hunt during pirate week! 

This month we’re going to focus on the 4th of July, bakers/chefs, colors, fruits,  and vegetables! Be on the lookout for some super fun projects we do! 

Just a few reminders: Water bottles and sleeping bags should be taken home and washed every Friday and returned every Monday. Our water bottles are located in the bucket by the brown metal door with ocean animal poster on it. Our sleeping bags are located in the blue cubbies on the wall in our classroom. Please also be sure your children have weather appropriate clothes if something happens to the ones they are sent in. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out! Have a safe and happy 4th!                                                          Miss Julie

3's III

Hello families! 

June flew by us way too fast! This month was filled with some new changes: we said goodbye to a few of our friends who moved up to the 4’s or left Arts for Kids; we also welcomed some new friends into our classroom as well! We spent the month learning new routines and     adjusting to the new environment and new friends! 

We started off the month focusing on Dairy! We had many fun hands-on activities such as making butter and making ice cream! The kiddos    absolutely loved this week! The next theme for June was Father’s Day. We celebrated Father’s Day by inviting the important men in our lives into our classroom to enjoy donuts and beverages one morning. After celebrating Father’s Day, our theme was Summer! We investigated all the fun things we could do during the summer! And as a class, we made lemonade and popsicles! We ended the month exploring the animals of the ocean. We made Jellyfish Suncatchers, Handprint Crabs, and Coffee Filter Turtles! 

For the month of July the themes will be: Independence’s Day, Camping, Fruits & Vegetables, Transportations, and Colors. We have many hands-on activities and fun crafts planned for this month as well as some    delicious treats! We can’t wait to share it all with you! 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out on HiMama or to me personally! 

Ms. Caroline & the 3’s III

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