Our three-year-olds continue to develop their independence by learning to share, play cooperatively, and develop gross and fine motor skills. Language development and pre-literacy experiences are enhanced by reading books, learning rhymes, songs, and finger-plays. Children learn numeracy and problem-solving skills as they take risks through role-playing, building with blocks, maneuvering manipulatives (puzzles, beads, stackers, Legos, etc.), and experimenting with a variety of art media. Children develop physically as they participate in music, creative movement activities, and outdoor play. Our nature trail provides additional opportunities for children to explore and wonder about the world around them.
|8:55am||Children arrive at school through carpool|
|9:00 - 9:10am||Children put away jackets, snacks, and folders|
|9:10 - 9:25am||Children meet together in a large group to discuss their daily routines (schedules, jobs, special activities)|
|9:25am - 10:25am||Investigations – children choose from activities that include but are not limited to: manipulatives, puzzles, books, blocks, housekeeping, sand/water (touch table), science discovery, art, music|
|10:25 - 10:45am||Snack time – children bring a snack from home to eat during this time|
|10:45 - 11:00am||Large group – during this time, teachers may read a book to the children, recite poetry with the children, sing songs, do movement activities, cook a special snack, etc.|
|11:00 - 11:55am||Outdoor play|
|12:00pm||Dismissal – children usually sing a song or have a goodbye ritual for each day and are dismissed to carpool or to after-school activities|
Come join the summer fun! St. Mary’s Preschool offers two weeks of summer camp for children ages 3-6.