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3 Year Olds' Curriculum

Guiding Principles

All Children are Valued Members of Our Community

Children attain optimal health and thrive in safe environments with family, community and local school support. The goal of our program is to enable young children to be active and successful participants of their community during their early childhood years as well as future years. Interactions promoted within our program include but are not limited to: child to family, child to teacher, child to peer, and child to community.

Young Children Learn Through Active Exploration of Their Environment

Our program recognizes that children’s play is a highly supportive framework for advanced development and learning. Our environment provides opportunities for children to explore materials, engage in activities, and interact with peers and adults to construct their own understanding of the world around them. Outdoor activities are required daily as a part of our curricula to maximize the child’s learning experience.

Young Children are Capable and Competent

There should be high expectations for all young children from all backgrounds,experiences, and cultures as all children are capable of positive developmental learning.

Children are Individuals who Develop at Different Rates

Every child is unique and develops skills and competencies at their own pace. All children within an age group should not be expected to arrive at each benchmark at the same time or to show mastery to the same degree of proficiency. Some children may require adaptation of expectations or experiences to successfully achieve a particular benchmark.

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Preschool Curriculum

Our Early Childhood Education Program offers a well rounded program of academics and promotes social, physical, and emotional development by learning through various tenants. 

• Language
• Mathematics
• Science
• Social Science
• Large Motor Skills
• Fine Motor Skills
• Fine Arts
• Foreign Languages
• Social/Emotional Development

Letter Recognition

  • Sounds of letters
  • Upper case alphabet recognition
  • Recite alphabet
  • Low level printing

Number Skills

  • Number recognition 1-10
  • Identify group up to three items
  • Count 1-5 then 1-9

Color Recognition

  • Identify colors red, blue, yellow and green

Shape Recognition

  • Draw a circle and square

Gross Motor Skills:

  • Kick, throw, catch, a ball
  • Climbing
  • Hop and stand on one foot
  • Walk backward and forward
  • Imagination play
  • Free play
  • Recess
  • Monthly field trips
  • Summer camp
  • Weekly field trips
  • YMCA swim lessons

Fine Motor Skills:

  • Using age appropriate scissors
  • Build tower with 6 blocks
  • Hold crayons and markers
  • Cutting trace lines
  • Dress without help

Creative Arts

  • Musical instruments
  • Painting, Play-doh
  • Group music
  • Creative movement

Social and Emotional Skills:

  • Follow basic rules and routines
  • Making new friends
  • Participate in group activities
  • Clean up after play
  • Follow one step direction

Language Skills

  • Develop logical thinking skills
  • Increased vocabulary
  • Using our words clearly
  • Answer simple questions
  • Say his or her name
  • Remember parts of a story