Threes program

bigstock-Child-in-art-class-with-pictur-21181139-300x200Scheduled activities for three-year-olds build on your child’s expanding independence, capitalizing on improved dexterity, extended attention span, natural curiosity, and increasing vocabulary. Writing and language activities will help your child become comfortable recording ideas and practicing pronunciation. Muscle development through gross-motor play will increase stability and begin forging an important bridge for hand-eye coordination. Your three-year-old will be exposed to both right-brain and left-brain activities: scientific and mathematical skills such as data collection, investigation, and observation (e.g. weather and calendar time) will be studied, and musical and dramatic skills such as rhythm and role-play will be explored. Nap time offers rejuvenation for full awareness and engagement in afternoon activities.

Three’s Daily Schedule
6:30-8:00 a.m. Arrival/gathering time
8:00-8:30 a.m. Hand washing and breakfast
8:30-9:00 a.m. Individual play
9:00-9:30 a.m. Gross motor activity: indoor and outdoor play (weather permitting)
9:30-10:00 a.m. Group time including language activities and calendar time
10:00-10:30 a.m. Hand washing and snack
10:30-11:30 a.m. Creativity time; includes art, sensory manipulatives, easel, math and science, audio/visual play, dramatic play, writing
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Story time
12:00-12:30 p.m. Hand washing and lunch
12:30-1:00 p.m. Gross motor activity: outdoor play (weather permitting)
1:00-3:00 p.m. Nap time
3:00-3:30 p.m. Hand washing and snack
3:30-4:00 p.m. Gross motor activity; indoor and outdoor play (weather permitting)
4:00-5:00 p.m. Creativity time; includes art, sensory manipulatives
5:00-5:30 p.m. Story time
5:30-6:00 p.m. Open choice and departure