Preschool Program

3 years old3 years oldOur Preschool 1 & 2 classrooms build on the skills our students have developed during their first year in our program.  Children learn about the “Calendar” by singing and counting the days of the week and the months of the year.  Our 3 year olds are introduced to numbers, colors and writing through various classroom activities.  Computers are used in the classroom during free-choice time as a supplement for pre-math, pre-reading, and pre-writing development.

Along with important academic development, our teachers place a great emphasis on nurturing each child’s social and emotional development; such as the ability to problem solve, being respectful to peers and teachers, becoming critical thinkers and productive members of their classroom community.  There is a weekly themed lesson plan posted in the classroom related to rug time, classroom activities, and skill development.  In addition to regular classroom activities, the schedule includes a daily Spanish lesson.


 

3 years oldOur three year olds have their own playground space overlooking the canyon, surrounded by eucalyptus trees.  Children have many opportunities to explore and experiment as they climb and slide on the play structure, pretend to go on excursions on our sailboat, ride bikes, and enjoy the swings.  The outside area also provides opportunities for dramatic play in the doll house, painting at the easel, and gardening.  It is a beautiful space for open-ended play and exploration, which is essential in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of every child.