Our three-year-old preschool program begins to introduce students to pre-kindergarten skills within the framework of a fun, theme-based program. Each class follows a daily schedule, which includes free play, circle time, calendar activities, music and movement, learning centers, story time, and outdoor play. In addition, children work on name recognition and writing, fine motor skills, and pre-math skills throughout their day.
We also use The Letter People program to teach letters and letter sounds and use this to conduct our “letter of the week” activities. This program uses books, music, and letter puppets to help teach students pre-reading concepts in a fun way.
Our three-year-olds take several off campus trips each year, which may include Sunnyside Gardens, Proctors Theater, and other theme-related trips. Children also participate in monthly music classes and movement classes.
Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, either in the morning (9:00 am – 12:00 pm), or in the afternoon (12:40 pm – 3:40 pm). Classes are held in our Regent Street location.
The maximum number of children in each class is 20, with one teacher and two assistants. Children must turn three-years-old on or before December 1.