Preschool Programming (3-Year Olds)
"I go to sleep thinking about my children being spoiled and I wake up thinking about it."
~ Adam Sandler
November 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.)
The whole month of October was Halloween, and it was the best time ever.
For November we are focusing on family and friends themes. We will start out by learning about manners and sharing. Both are very important and we will do many activities to practice.
We will learn about our forest friends, turkeys and other animals and how they’re getting ready for winter.
Family meal time is a great way to connect, so we’re going to do some cooking projects.
That brings us to Thanksgiving where it’s all about togetherness. We will make decorations, talk about what we’re thankful for and have a mini-feast.
Happy Fall Y’all!
Last month was a blast. October activities were so much fun. We had a great time making so many treats to eat. It was fun to watch the children scoop out all the seeds and guts from the pumpkin.
The children also had fun at our Halloween party with the games, wearing costumes and eating more treats! Hope everyone had a happy Halloween!
Moving into November, wow that was fast! We will start the month with helpfulness and learning manners. Next we move onto harvest and doing some planting in the classroom. Next is turkey time, learning and doing all kinds of activities about turkeys. Last is Thanksgiving where we will do fun activities, talk about giving thanks and have a feast...yum.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Wow October has come and gone and it’s already time to start thinking about
the holiday season. We had lots of spooky fun in October with our themes of bats/witches, pumpkins and Halloween.
During bats and witches week we loved pretending to be witches flying around and making witches brew. Going into pumpkin week we made lots of treats; pumpkin pie, pumpkin play doh, pumpkin seeds and pumpkin bread.
We ended the month with a spooky fun costume Halloween party!
Going into November, we will continue learning through our themes of Helpfulness/Manners, Harvest, Turkeys and Thanksgiving.
As always if you ever have any questions, concerns or specific goals you would like me to work on with your child please feel free to let me know in person or via HiMama. Here’s to a safe and fun November!