Our three-year-old classes are taught by educated teachers (bachelors and masters degrees) with years of experience. We offer an all day class from 9 AM – 3:15 PM on Wednesday and Friday. We also offer a two-day class from 9 AM – 11:45 AM and a two-day class from 12:30 to 3:15 PM.
These enriched classes focus on learning through play. Skills in personal independence, such as toileting, putting on a jacket, recognizing situations that call for certain action and solving problems are taught as well as following a routine and transitioning easily. Academics are introduced in a low key, yet effective way. Phonics, phonemic awareness, and math are infused in our program at every turn. However, the children see the day as one that is full of play and fun activities, which it is!
Our teachers are trained in the correct, positive way to speak to all children. By being consistent in everything they say, the children develop a sense of security in being able to count on what will happen next. If they make a mistake, they hear what should happen, not what they did wrong, and they happily move on. The goal is always to stress positive rather than negative reinforcement.
All children are assessed informally on a daily basis and formally once a year. This allows you to know where your child is developmentally and it allows the teacher to plan individually for your child.
Our goal is for the children to love school, love God, and feel confident about their abilities. With that confidence, they will be prepared for a successful transition to Kindergarten the following year.