Three-& Four-Year-Olds Program

PROGRAM DAYS ARE AS FOLLOWS: 

Five-day program (Mon.-Fri.) from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Students will be provided with a catered organic lunch. 

Note:  Children must be potty trained and three by September 1st of the current school year.  

The school year will follow an academic calendar. School will be closed for all major holidays as well as a Winter Break in December and a Spring Break in March. 


ACADEMICS (Three-Year-Olds): 

Through hands-on teacher and child-directed, developmentally appropriate activities based on the children's interests, your child will:

  • Develop fine motor skills through the use of paint brushes, markers and playing with play dough
  • Develop pre-reading and literacy skills by discovering books, talking about stories, and participating in morning meetings and daily read alouds
  • Build science knowledge through exploration and discovery
  • Develop math skills by counting, sorting, and matching
  • Further develop their creativity with art materials such as crayons, glue, and paint
  • Develop social-emotional skills through conflict resolution and interactions with others

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ACADEMICS (Four-Year-Olds):  

As part of their daily schedule, four-year-old students will receive individualized instruction to strengthen skills necessary for success in kindergarten.    

Through hands-on teacher and child-directed, developmentally appropriate activities based on the children's interests, your child will:

  • Develop fine motor skills through activities such as drawing, writing, and daily journaling
  • Develop pre-reading and literacy skills by participating in morning meetings, telling stories, acting out stories, and daily read alouds
  • Build science knowledge of observing, experimenting, and drawing conclusions through inquiry-based activities and daily outdoor exploration
  • Develop math skills of algebraic thinking, spatial sense, measurement, number sense, and data analysis through mathematical activities and experimentation
  • Be encouraged to further develop their creativity with open-ended art materials that allow for activities such as painting, gluing, and drawing
  • Continue to develop mediation and social skills through conflict resolution and interactions with others

Your child will feel secure by having a predictable daily schedule that they can easily understand and follow.

Sample Schedule:

8:30-9:00: Drop off and Free Play

9:00-9:20: Morning Meeting

9:20-9:35: Journals

9:35-10:15 Outdoor Exploration

10:15-10:30: Circle Time

10:30-11:30: Centers

11:30-12:00: Lunch

12:00-12:10: Small Groups   

12:10-12:20: Closing Circle  

12:20-12:30: Dismissal 

  • Schedule is subject to change based on special classes and the needs of the students. 
  • Art classes by Easel Art and music classes by Bucktown Music are provided once a week. 

Rebecca Gonzalez is a certified yoga teacher for children ages 2-7. Breathing exercises, meditation, and relaxation techniques will be incorporated into the daily schedule and yoga will be taught once a week.