3 Year Old Program
2 to 5 day programs (half, full, & extended)
Our 3 Year Old and Transition Program curriculum is multi-faceted and geared toward the “whole child”, fostering multiple intelligences and learning styles. The centers in our classrooms will be available for hands-on-learning and reflect evidence on the topic being investigated. Circle Time each day will set the stage for the exploration and introduce relevant concepts.
Our primary objectives are to:
Facilitate an environment rich in language to encourage both expressive and receptive speech and language across the curriculum areas
Create an environment where each child feels safe, included and loved
Offer children opportunities to make choices and engage in social and cooperative play
Provide many opportunities for creative expression
Value all ideas and learning styles
Help children express their feelings in constructive ways and begin to learn problem solving techniques
The ABC’s begin to take on new meaning as a connection develops between letters and words. Throughout the month we will highlight new letters in a developmentally appropriate sequence. We will incorporate the Handwriting without Tears program to teach letter formation and directionality. This program was developed in 1978 by an occupational therapist and has been used throughout the US and adopted by the Monroe/Woodbury School District. The Handwriting without Tears program at Little Pals will act as a foundation for your child, and will be carried through their early years in school. Little Pals has purchased all the necessary equipment, tools, manuals and CDs to make this program a success. Numerous multisensory and manipulatives will be provided to encourage early literacy; as the skill level and interest of each child will vary, we will individualize instruction to keep the children engaged and excited about learning.
The Social Studies component this year is entitled “Me and My World”. We will start the school year focusing on our school and community. We will then move into a study of New York with a focus on our beautiful Hudson Valley. We will then learn about the United States before moving onto other countries and cultures. The children will have the opportunity to learn about the culture, music and arts, and cuisine of different countries and our nutritional component of the curriculum will go hand in hand with our study of various cultures. We ask that if anyone has information or expertise on a certain area of the world, to share it with us. We look forward to including the many cultures and experiences of the families in our school.
*Children in the 3 Year Old Program must be potty trained before attending. However, children in the Transition program are not required to be potty trained.
Three Year Old Preschool
Morning: 9:00am - 11:30am
Afternoon: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Full Day: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Extended Day: 7:30am - 6:00pm