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3-YEAR OLDS

Teachers: April Towry and Angela Jackson

Our 3s are growing in independence, improving social skills, and expanding vocabulary to develop pre-reading readiness. Learning takes place in a positive, center-based atmosphere and includes new experiences such as easel painting and cutting with scissors.  The Handwriting Without Tears program is utilized to develop fine motor skills and letter/number recognition and formation. Phonics is taught through the Zoo Phonics curriculum as well as engaging activities that get our 3-year-olds excited to read and write! Children are read to daily, and crafts are completed one-on-one with the teachers to encourage individuality. Our 3s attend music and movement classes, story time, and chapel with Father Jack. Our 3K students who attend 5 days a week also get to participate in a weekly art class. Highlights of the year include our Manners Breakfast, visits from special guests during Community Helpers Week, participation in the school-wide spring music program, and our Mother’s Day Tea and Art Show.


Units of study include, but are not limited to:

Seasons and Holidays
Senses/All About Me
Farm
Colors
Shapes
Counting and Cutting
Manners
Community Helpers

 

We offer two class options for our 3-year-olds. They can attend 3 days a week (M/W/F) or all 5 days. Each class maintains a small 1:10 student/teacher ratio.