Ages 3 & 4 year olds..
Dramatic Play: Home living,
playing store, puppets, dress-up, community helpers. Teachers
set up dramatic play to encourage social skills and role playing
while also learning a variety of other skills.
Art: Materials will vary and
include crayons, chalk, markers, colored pencils, paints, play
dough, stencils, different textures of papers, fabrics and yarn,
food coloring, collage materials, and much more. Children are
encouraged to express themselves creatively rather than produce
a defined object dictated by a teacher.
Group Activities: This includes
daily circle time, storytelling, finger plays, songs, American
Sign Language Lessons, records/tapes, and walks. Group activities
encourage social skills such as turn taking, cooperation, reciprocal
language skills, sharing, empathy, as well as cognitive development.
Computer programs integrated into the program and review skills
learned both in school and at home.
Science: Science is explored
all through the day in a multitude of ways children may engage
in a cooking activity, take a nature walk, or plant a seed.
We have materials such as magnets, magnifying glasses, shells,
and rocks, live fish, and butterfly habitats for daily exploration.
Math: Goals for math includes
shape recognition, object matching, counting, and categorizing
and sorting, quantitative skills, sequencing, and 1:1 correspondence.
We achieve these goals through calendar, puzzles, blocks, pattern
blocks, beads, and much more.
Sensory Experiences: These
activities are important for the enhancement of the senses,
so crucial for complete child development. We explore textures,
foods, smells, sounds, and sights. Water and sand play is available
Language Development: Through daily stories,
songs, finger plays, as well as conversational interactions,
we support language development. Additionally, each classroom
has a writing center that is available for children to explore
written words and names.
Physical Development: Gross
motor development is supported through our outdoor playground.
Outside we have climbers, ride on toys, slides, water tables
and great space for running around. Fine motor activities develop
eye-hand coordination and finger/hand muscle strength. We support
this through art, writing, and manipulative materials such as
peg boards, lacing cards, and puzzles.
Music: Language skills as well
as music appreciation are all goals when experiencing music.
A monthly music program encourages children to learn new songs,
play instruments, follow musical directions, and dance. A music
program is incorporated into our graduation ceremony held in
June, the children practice weekly for this special event.
Social/Emotional Development: Children
need to feel a sense of who they are and their place in the
world. We work on building a sense of self-esteem through positive
reinforcement and encouragement for children to accept new challenges.
Children develop lasting friendships through play and learning
experiences provided by the teachers.
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