Preschool Programming (3-Year Olds)
"I go to sleep thinking about my children being spoiled and I wake up thinking about it."
~ Adam Sandler
February 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.)
Baby it’s cold outside!
We’re having a lovely winter so far. Learning about Artic animals, ice fishing, playing in the snow and sledding kept
In February we are learning all about the weather
and seasons, because Mr. Groundhog had his big day!
We’re getting all lovey-dovey as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. We’ll have a party for sure, and I’ll make class lists for
After all these parties and treats it’s time to get in shape!
We will learn about exercise and nutrition, and how getting and staying fit can be fun!
After a hard workout we are taking a vacation and heading to the cabin in the woods. We’ll have a fireplace, make S’mores and cozy up until it’s spring.
Love, Ms. Kelley
Last month was fun. We had a great time playing in the snow, making snowmen and throwing it all around.
During our Olympic Week the children’s favorite was when we had sled races outside (for luge). Winter Wear Week they did very well getting on winter gear and learning about other winter wear we put on. During Hibernation Week the children had a blast pretending to be bears hibernating in a den.
Moving along to the month of February … wow these months are flying by!
This month we are going to start the first week with Ground Hogs and we’re going to see if ground hog saw his shadow for early spring or longer winter.
We are going to be like groundhogs and see if we can see our shadow, make puppets and more.
The next week is Valentine’s which will be fun! We’ll do games, Valentine art which will include Valentine Boxes for our classroom Valentine’s Party on the 14th. A sign up sheet will be posted if you’d like to make/bring something. Valentine’s will be passed out for each child, a class list will be taped to their cubbies. It will be a fun day of games, Valentines and food!
The last week we will end the month with Mardi Gras. We will dress up in masks and necklaces and have a little parade. We’ll make masks that they can wear to the party.
It will be a great month! Happy Valentine’s Day!
It’s crazy to think we are already one month into the new year. We have loved learning this month through our themes of Snow, Olympics, Winter Wear and hibernation. During Snow week we talked about all the different activities you can do in snow, as well as making our own puffy paint snowmen. Going into our Olympics theme we talked about what the Olympics are, and learned about different events such as luge and curling. Next was Winter Wear week, when we decorated mittens and raced to see who could get all their gear on the fastest. Finally, Hibernation week was when we talked about all the different animals that hibernate and even got to play in our own cave! Throughout our themes we have continued to work on letter recognition as well as sharing stories during our group time. Next month we will continue working on our goals, through our themes of Groundhog Day, Valentines Day, Mardi Gras and Vacation. 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 happy February.
Ms. Nash and the 3’s II’s