GOALS FOR THREES CLASS (ages 2 1/2 +)

An introduction to a community/school

  • Respect for others
  • Respect for shared space
  • Being a part of a group
  • Social interaction and problem solving
  • Values such as empathy, friendship and giving are stressed

Achieved through: all activities, teacher role modeling

Language Development

  • Increase in vocabulary
  • Putting feelings/desires into words

Achieved through: stories, circle time activities, free play, encouragement and language use from teachers, singing songs, reciting childrens' rhymes and fingerplays

Discovery

  • Asking questions
  • Exploring the world
  • Using all five senses

Achieved through: art tables, sensory bins, block play, outdoor play, nature tables

Confidence and Positive Self-Esteem

  • Sense of worth
  • Sense of belonging
  • Making simple choices and decisions

Achieved through: specific words of recognition from teachers (You did it!, Now the room is all clean!), choice of activities during free play, sharing thoughts and ideas at circle time, actively participating in singing and dance classes

Large and Small Motor Development

  • Exercising large muscles in legs, arms and back
  • Using fingers and hands

Achieved through: art/drawing tables, playdough/gak, outdoor play, dance class, large motor skill equipment in the downstairs classroom, fingerplays at circle time

Self-Help Skills

  • Developing the skills to put on coats, shoes and other outerwear
  • Taking care of some personal needs in the bathroom (washing hands, we support potty training!!)

Achieved through: encouragement and help from teachers, modeling peers who are skilled at it, lots of patience, practice and praise, parental support at home.

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

THREES

FOURS

PRE-K

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