Preschool Program 3 Year Olds
The Preschool program focuses on using imagination and exploration to build self-esteem and socialization skills. The children enjoy playing together while learning to take turns and share toys. Language development is encouraged through the use of books, flannel board stories and telling stories about each child’s own experiences. Writing is developed through scribbling, drawing and creating letters and words. Health and safety awareness is introduced through serving nutritious food, regular hand-washing, and discussion of safety practices at home and school.
The Preschool program focuses on the whole child and teaches your child about friendship, understanding his or her emotions, develop physical skills, and creative thinking and problem solving. Our Preschool 3 Program incorporates the use of the InvestiGator Club® curriculum.
The philosophy of The InvestiGator Club® is “purposeful inquiry”. It challenges children to use their senses, ask questions, and find the answers within their environment. The InvestiGator Club® is a comprehensive curriculum that combines play, imagination and content of the real world. It integrates cognitive, social-emotional, and physical activities with a literacy and language-rich approach and active hands-on learning. The InvestiGator Club® has been recommended by the Maryland State Department of Education as a comprehensive curriculum. It includes a STEAM component for ages 3-5 and is 100% aligned with Maryland criteria in each developmental area.
The curriculum provides the following:
- explicit, systematic instruction
- both teacher-guided instruction and child-initiated investigations
- flexible scheduling for full- and part-time enrollees
- ongoing, integrated assessment
- activities, ideas, and support for family involvement.