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
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.)
November 2023 News!
We have made it to November, two more months till the start of the new year. Can you believe it? Starting our this month we have to thanks our veterans for all they have done and honor them by learning all about them and Veteran's Day.
Then we will learn about farm/harvest. The month of November is a big harvest time in many areas in the world. This also brings me to the next topic, if it wasn’t for farmers and their harvests we wouldn’t have much stuff for our Thanksgiving dinners. Then last but not least, we are going to talk about gingerbread, which is one of the things we have smelled because Christmas is not that far away!
Have a wonderful month!
Many of our parents have seen a new face in the building. My name is Cosette and I am the new and permanent 3s II teacher. I have really enjoyed getting to know each of the kiddos in my classroom. I am coming from working with Special Education students and autism programs. I hope to bring joy to our kiddos and educate their brains at the same time. As we go into the month of November we will be learning about trains, harvesting and turkeys, gratitude, and hibernation. If we haven't met, please stop in and say Hi, I love meeting the caring adults that bring these fabulous 3s’ every day.
This month flew by so fast! It’s crazy that we just celebrated Halloween and now looking forward to Thanksgiving!
This month, we focused on the following themes: Community Helpers, Shapes, Farm, Pumpkins, and Halloween! We had so much fun with all the crafts and hands-on activities that were planned for the month! The kiddos were quite creative this last month! We did many different activities such as Pumpkin Carving, Q-tip X-Ray Handprints, Shape Monsters, Paper Plate Chickens, Paper Strip Pumpkins, Fork Painted Frankenstein, and so much more! We ended the month with trick or treating around the mall here! The kiddos were all so cute dressed up!
For the month of November, our themes will be: Fall Animals, Friendship, Thanksgiving, and Turkeys! We have so many fun hands-on activities and art projects planned for this month and we cannot 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