3 Year Old Class

Must be 3 by Aug. 31 of the school year

12/2 student/teacher ratio

Teachers use a letter of the week curriculum, along with bi-weekly themes to reinforce letter, number and name recognition. The Playschool uses the curriculum, Zoo-Phonics. Zoo-Phonics is a multi-sensory, kinesthetic method to teaching phonemic awareness and letter recognition. It uses animals in the shapes of letters for easy recognition, along with movements for each given letter. In addition, the Playschool has added Handwriting Without Tears that embraces a multi-sensory approach with hands-on techniques and activities.

Learning centers and small group instruction are used daily. Goals for the 3-year class include strengthening fine and gross motor skills, learning independence, following classroom rules, improving on self-help skills and exploring the concepts behind early literacy, creativity and math skills.

Bible stories are incorporated weekly into the curriculum. Chapel held bi-weekly. Music/creative movement are held weekly. Children visit the school library bi-weekly. Yoga is held monthly.