Our 3-year-old program, for students turning 3 by September 30th, offers families a choice in classes for their children. In a comfortable 2 ½ hour timeframe, parents may choose a 2 day morning, 3 day morning, or a 3 day afternoon program. Children who have had preschool or daycare experience as a 2-year-old may opt for the 3 day class which offers a slightly more expanded program with the additional day. The more traditional 2 day program is offered for those children who are just beginning their preschool experience.
Two to three teachers facilitate the morning classes of 15 children each and two teachers lead the afternoon class of 10-12 students. Uppercase letters, colors, numbers 1-10, and shapes are introduced through crafts, games, and manipulatives.
Life science, sensory activities and natural environment observations are explored to promote curiosity and open-ended discovery. Center based learning is introduced.
The faith formation program, Welcome Little Ones, is shared with the classes. Prayer Bear, Grace, and Chapel Time with Pastor are a part of this program.
Gross motor through outside play and music and movement complete this learning experience for 3-year-olds.