A child’s feeling of independence and social interaction with others is what the Threes classroom is all about. Our program revolves around the children learning to help themselves and getting along with others.
During the course of the day, children are encouraged to make choices for themselves, cooperate with others, as well as listen and follow directions. During the course of the program the classroom teachers lead the children in small and large group activities, such as movement, read-a-loud stories, circle time and art activities. The children are encouraged to make friends, share and communicate with their classmates.
The children are also prompted to use the bathroom on their own, although assistance is given if necessary. We do ask that children are well on their way to being fully potty trained before enrolling, as our classrooms are not equipped with changing stations. While we know that occasional ‘accidents’ can happen and our teachers will assist your child with clean up, we do have a policy for calling our parents if more assistance is needed. We thank you for your understanding our position on this matter, as we do not have a health office on site.
In preparation for the Fours classroom, the Threes are introduced to pre-writing/reading skills, colors, shapes and numbers. This also gives each teacher the opportunity to work one-on-one with each student.