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.)
January 2023 News!
Hello parents! We’re ending 2022 with a bang! We are going to finish the year learning about the end of winter. We are also going to be bringing in the New Year with a lot of fun activities. We will be learning all about New Years and the New Year’s baby. We will also be learning about the Chinese New Year, as well as learning about the year of the Rabbit. Some of our friends hit the end of the year with potty training accomplishment! For those that aren’t potty trained yet, we will continue pushing the use of potties and will be going more often. It was a great end of the year for 3’s-I so let’s start 2023 off just right!
Happy 2023! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Hard to believe a new year has started! The kiddos sure had fun talking about Santa and getting ready for Christmas last month! They also had a lot of fun playing in all the snow!
This month we will be talking about: Winter, Hibernation, Ice, Circus, and Groundhog’s Day. We will be having Parent–Teacher conferences this month, so watch for the sign-up sheet outside the classroom!
Have a great month and stay healthy!
Happy Holidays and Happy New Years! I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays! Can you believe how fast this past year has flown?
Throughout the month of December we focused on the following themes: Candy Cane, Snowmen, Christmas, and New Years! We ended up with many creative and fun hands on activities that helped us explore the holidays further! Our class did so many fun activities such as washi tape candy canes, coffee filter snowmen faces, Christmas gifts for our parents, and New Years noise makers to celebrate the New Year!
Next month’s themes include: Winter, Baking, Arctic Animals, Mittens and Numbers! We have so many activities and art projects planned for the next month! 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 and the 3’s III