Three year olds are full of curiosity and spend a great deal of time observing the world around them. Our program uses this opportunity to focus on academic readiness skills.
Preparing Threes for School
Children learn to recognize an expanded range of shapes and numbers. In addition, techniques are used to enhance the child’s ability to associate groups of letters with spoken words, and children are encouraged to tell stories through figures and symbols.
Understanding Their World
Teachers stimulate the child’s understanding of cause and effect and inquisitiveness through activities that present real-world situations. Age-appropriate, interactive learning areas are available for the children to explore and learn as they play. Support and involvement of parents is encouraged through daily progress reports.
From Melba, three year old teacher, Florida…
“It never ceases to amaze me as I watch the developmental changes that often take place during the three year old year. Before my very eyes, little ones grow into independent, passionate thinkers. In our three year old room, children are introduced to many of the skills and concepts they will need to be successful learners for years to come. Just as importantly, though, I see the children in my classroom becoming friends. Just yesterday I overheard one child say to another, “Miss Melba said we are going to be farm animals today. I’m going to be a cow. Will you be a cow, too? We can pretend to play together. Moooo.” As unique personalities and special talents emerge, so do the opportunities to teach children about empathy, compassion, and tolerance. In my class, we celebrate the many ways that we are alike and the many ways that we are different to develop an appreciation for everyone. It’s all in a day in a Childcare Network three year old room.”
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