Three Year Olds

Pupil/Teacher Ratio 14:2

The program for three-year-olds focuses on developing the whole child through a balance of play and curriculum. Students attend either Monday-Wednesday-Friday (3 Day Class) or Monday-Friday (5 Day Class) from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.  Three-year-olds begin the Handwriting Without Tears program through play with wooden pieces and letters. They also begin to learn the correct pencil grip. They explore math concepts through activities such as free exploration, patterning, sorting, classifying, counting, comparing and number recognition. Three-year-olds participate in Chapel, Art, Music and Library.

Handwriting Without Tears was developed by Jan Olsen, an occupational therapist, who has specialized in handwriting for more than 25 years. Handwriting Without Tears is a simple, developmentally based curriculum for writing readiness – printing and cursive. Its multi-sensory lessons teach to all learning styles – visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic. (Three-Year-Olds, Pre-K, and Kindergarten)
Math Their Way, by Addison-Wesley, is a hands-on approach to mathematics. Students develop an understanding and insight of the patterns of thought, the use of concrete materials, and manipulation. The activities are designed to help young children see relationships and interconnections in mathematics and to enable them to deal flexibly with mathematical ideas and concepts. Some of the activities in Math Their Way include free exploration, patterning, sorting, classifying, counting, comparing, and number recognition. (Three-Year-Olds)