Our Three Year Olds Program
(Must turn 3 by October 1 of the school year)
The focus of this group is on engaging your children’s fine motor, cognitive, language and gross motor skills while helping them learn to work cooperatively, express feelings, and build independence. This is accomplished through exposure to a variety of activities including art, music, literature, STEAM learning, physical activity, enrichment opportunities, and learning about basic Jewish concepts, holidays, and celebrations.
Children can attend 3, 4 or 5 days (your choice of days) from 9:00 to 12:30pm (includes lunch which families provide). We offer afternoon enrichment activities and nap/rest time (12:30pm to 2:30pm), plus early drop-off (8:00am) and after care (2:30-5:00pm; 4:00 pm on Fridays) options.
How Our Program Works
Our early childhood education programs are tailored to provide the best learning experience for your child. We have amazing veteran teachers with a strong commitment to our program and years of experience with children of all backgrounds, strengths, and challenges. Our school designs programs based on a collection of strong early childhood developmental philosophies such as Piaget, Montessori, and Reggio-Emilia with an added foundation rooted in Jewish values and traditions. We teach children how to be kind and caring people by developing the social skills to do so.
Each classroom provides a dramatic play center, science center, block center, fine motor games/toys center, and an art center. Children have opportunities to investigate fine motor activities, arts & crafts, science tables, block construction, writing centers, and literature centers.
Sample Daily Schedule
9:00: School begins with opportunities to socialize with classmates and play together, outside as often as possible
9:45: Snack and table-chat time
10:15: Group meeting including story time, singing and class discussion
11:00: Indoor/outdoor playtime and socializing
12:00: Lunch followed by dismissal for children leaving at 12:30 PM
Children staying for the afternoon:
1:30: Nap/rest period
2:00: Outdoor play
2:30: Dismissal or After Care/Late Care program
Our Program features
- Age-appropriate reading readiness curriculum
- STEAM curriculum
- Loose parts classroom
- Free choice activities
- Art exploration
- Dramatic play
- Children’s garden
- Learning centers
- Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
- Writing Center
- Judaic learning and holiday celebrations
- Weekly Shabbat program
- Hartshorn Arboretum nature program
- Travelin’ Tumblers
- Afternoon enrichment classes: Art Explorations/Move & Groove/Construction Zone/Super Science/Yoga