Preschool Programming (3-Year Olds)
"I go to sleep thinking about my children being spoiled and I wake up thinking about it."
~ Adam Sandler
January 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 Happy New Year!
Coming up this month we are embracing the cold and learning about Artic Animals. What do they eat? How do they stay warm? Where do they live?
We will learn about what’s under the ice as I teach the kids about Ice Fishing. We’re setting up the shanty and exploring the frozen waters, let’s see what we catch!
Freezing cold can be fun if you stay active and winter sports are just the ticket. Skiing, snowboarding, skating, hockey and sledding will keep us busy and warm.
After braving the cold we’re ready for a break. We will close out the month by taking a tropical vacation.
Airplane rides, beach time and exotic food will be a relaxing getaway.
Love, Ms. Kelley
Last month was a BLAST! We learned about many different artic animals, baked every single day one week and had fun with 2 weeks of Christmas. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and now moving on to the new year of 2020...Yikes!
Starting off the new year we will have fun making a lot of 2020 arts & crafts with the children and talking about it. Next we will have a week of snow and do a lot of fun activities with snow and maybe some ice. Hopefully we will get some snow to do hands-on projects! Next we will talk about Hibernation and all the animals that are hibernating for the winter and how they get ready for that. Next will be the Winter Olympics which the children will participate in and it will be a blast. Last, we will talk about winter wear; what we should wear in the winter to keep us warm and safe from the weather.
Here’s to a great New Year...Happy 2020!
Another busy December has come and gone with Christmas in the books. I hope everyone had a nice relaxing Christmas. This past month we loved learning through our themes of artic animals, baking and Christmas. During artic animals week we enjoyed making handprint polar bears and stamped igloos. Going into baking week we began getting in the Christmas spirit by baking lots of yummy treats including cupcakes, brownies, cookies, muffins and cornbread. For a few of us it was our first time trying cornbread and we really enjoyed it. We concluded the month with the Christmas theme. We got into the Christmas spirit with our Christmas countdown, putting candy canes on the Christmas tree, making gifts and we even had our own movie day with popcorn and pjs watching the Polar Express!
In January we will continue learning and growing with our themes of New Years, Snow, Olympics and Winter Wear.
As always, if you have any concerns feel free to contact me in person or via HiMama.
Here’s to a safe and happy January! Ms. Nash and the 3-II’s