Our Threes teachers have an exciting year of learning and growing with these children. Threes continue to learn how to manage their belongings, follow routines, and work together to build community. Their cognitive growth is exploding, and it is amazing to see.
Threes delight in each day as they build, climb, jump, run, draw, pretend, and play. Children rotate each day among learning centers carefully designed to promote exploration, fine motor skills, thinking, and reasoning. These centers include literacy, art, dramatic play, number sense, science and sensory experiences as well as toys and games.
Counting, graphing, and recording observations are important parts of each week, as children learn more about the world around them. Thematic units help the children make connections and have fun celebrating the changing seasons of the year. Children’s literature is an important part of the curriculum and helps to foster a lifelong love of stories and reading. As the year progresses, the children grow in their understanding of print concepts, learning letters and numbers, “reading” books by looking at pictures, and beginning to write.