Preschool Programming (3-Year Olds)
"I go to sleep thinking about my children being spoiled and I wake up thinking about it."
~ Adam Sandler
June 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.)
Hello Friends and welcome back!
We are getting back to business and are excited for new friends.
We will be working on some new activities at group time, like colors,
shapes and name recognition.
Our main focus in this room is imaginative play but we also work on social
and self-help skills.
Coming up in June we are getting creepy and crawly with bugs. Let’s be brave and explore, maybe even catch some.
Next we have work to do in the garden. We will plant, water and learn all about how plants grow.
Hooray for dads! Father’s Day is coming up so we will talk about all the things dads do for us and work on some secret projects.
June is National Dairy Month, so we are headed to the farm to see how our favorite foods are made. Lots of taste testing will be involved!
As the month closes and we head towards summer we will celebrate America’s Birthday with star spangled fun!
It’s good to be back, I missed you guys!
Love, Ms. Kelley
Hope everyone had a good Mother’s Day, as much as you could due to the situation!
In May the children had a great time learning about dinosaurs, what animals are on the farm, growing plants and what’s in the garden.
During the month of June we have a lot of fun things planned.
The first week we will talk about all kinds of creepy crawly bugs and make bug art projects. The following week we will pretend to go to the zoo and see all the zoo animals and talk about which one is our favorite.
Next is Father’s Day/Fishing Week. We will talk about dads, make a Father’s Day gift and do fun activities for fishing.
We will then move on to June Dairy Days. This will be a week of fun dairy activities and eating ice cream, yum!
The last week of June will be all about camping, my favorite!
We will make a tent, eat s’mores and do other fun camping activities!
I hope everyone has a great month!
Wow what a crazy couple months, I hope everyone has been staying safe and healthy! The last couple of months have looked a little different than normal with all the three year old classes combined together. But none the less we enjoyed a multitude of activities, including everything from an Easter egg hunt to making ants on a log. This month we are all excited to get back to our normal routine with our themes of insects, Father’s Day, and June dairy days. I am looking forward to getting into a routine with our new classes and getting into some summer fun! If you ever have any questions or concerns about your kiddos or anything in general feel free to message me on HiMama or just talk to me in person.
Here’s to a safe and exciting summer!
Ms. Nash and the 3 II’s