Preschool Curriculum, 3 Year Olds

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The I Can Do It preschool curriculum is a planned program, which is separated into thematic units. Teachers help your three year old child make discoveries for themselves.

Our three-year-olds program focuses on your child’s primary areas of development: language arts and literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, gross and fine motor development and character education. These are all part of the Life Essentials your child will learn and build upon at Kiddie Academy.

Activities in the three-year-old classroom include:

Recognizing print through learning center signs; dramatic play; practice counting beads or blocks; learning about people, plants and animals; participating in activities with their peers; practicing balance, jumping and throwing; participate in family style dining and learn about patience.

Areas of Development

The I Can Do It preschool day care curriculum focuses on your three-year-old child's primary areas of development.

Communication and Language Development: Communication entails more than just speaking words; it's expressing thoughts, wants, and needs. Communication also involves listening and understanding what others are saying. I Can Do It offers children many opportunities to express their thoughts and opinions with their friends and teachers. Children will be immersed in a print-rich environment, boosting their preliteracy skills.
Social and Emotional Development: As children become preschoolers, their social and emotional skills need the guidance of a nurturing teacher. I Can Do It is full of activities designed to increase children's independence, allow them to become more confident in their abilities, and prompt them to play a responsible role in their classroom community.
Physical Skills: I Can Do It focuses on all gross motor skills, which strengthen the large muscle groups of the body, including arms and legs. Gross motor skills include jumping, kicking, throwing and catching a ball, and demonstrating balance. Children will be encouraged to participate in many favorite childhood games, such as Animal Races; Red Light, Green Light; and Duck, Duck, Goose. Fine motor skills, which include the smaller muscle groups, such as fingers and hands, are also a focus of I Can Do It. Three year olds will enjoy strengthening their fine motor skills through finger painting, sculpting with clay, and doing finger plays.
Cognitive Development: I Can Do It addresses three year olds' increasing cognitive skills, which include problem solving and logical thinking. Children will be encouraged to use their creativity and curiosity when they encounter new tasks, such as building a city out of blocks. To develop logical-thinking skills, Kiddie Academy teachers read carefully selected children’s books throughout the day, encouraging the children to answer questions and express opinions about the stories.
Math and Science Skills Development: I Can Do It also focuses on math and science tasks, which are vital school readiness skills. Children will be introduced to patterning, classifying, and identifying shapes. The teachers will provide many hands-on opportunities for children to explore colors, animals, plants, and other important science topics.
Character Education: At Kiddie Academy, we believe it is important to introduce children to a wide variety of character traits. Each month, a value, such as humor or trust, is presented to your child throughout the day. Teachers will sing "Down By the Bay" or read Silly Sally by Audrey Wood to promote humor in the classroom. Humor helps children deal with their emotions and interact successfully with their friends.

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