In the 3’s program we recognize play and direct exploration as basic learning tools for our students. Play experiences designed to facilitate learning in the school setting are basic to the early childhood curriculum. Through play, children express and develop themselves socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. Our knowledge of child development serves as a guide for providing appropriate and meaningful activities in art, music, math, science, literacy, language, and basic reading and writing readiness skills.
 We have a Bible curriculum that the teachers implement one time per week. We say prayers before snack and lunch, and we sing songs about God.We offer 2 days T/Th, 3 Days M/W/F, 5 Days (M-F) day programs. You may choose a half day 9:00-11:30am schedule of a full day 9:00-3:00pm schedule.

Lunch and learn is also available from 11:30-1:00. To find out more about our lunch and learn program click here. We also have an afterschool program called Kids Club, which runs from 3-5:30 each day for three and four year olds. For more information on Kids Club click here.

 

A typical day in the 3’s



Children start the day with free play that consists of different learning centers throughout th
e room, based on the theme of the week. The free play centers include library, art, easel, dramatic play, blocks, puzzles, playdough, and math and science. During the first circle time where they count their friends, talk about the weather, sing a morning song and prayer, and review the calendar. Snack is served family style where the children help to set up for snack. After snack, the children have
gross motor play outside on our beautiful playground or inside at either one of our two indoor play spaces. Upon returning
to the classroom,children sit for a second circle time is where the lesson of the day is taught, or a book is read. Our program is theme based. Examples of a 3-year-old themes are Apples, Weather, Feelings, etc. Children also engage in free book time where they explore different genres of books, learning to explore and manipulate books correctly. At the end of the morning, a goodbye song is sung and the half day children are dismissed.

In the afternoon, children have lunch in our cafeteria where the food is provided for the children through the school. After lunch, Outdoor play provides an opportunity for children to play together in the fresh air and explore our playground area.  In addition, an array of special enrichment classes are given three times a week and include music and movement, Zumba, story time, and gardening. Children do have rest time in the afternoon. Normally, three year olds rest for about an hour. Children then have a snack and then it’s time for dismissal for full day children.