Thinking Threes

tsweb01aOur three‐year‐old program features “learning centers” which include a block corner, library corner, dramatic play area, science area, art area, writing center and manipulative corner.  Each area contains several types of exhibits, games, materials and activities all designed to allow children to make choices, solve problems, work cooperatively and feel successful.  All of the learning centers are designed to teach in the way kids learn best through play, exploration and discovery. In each area, the children are introduced to new concepts and ideas, as well as encouraged to explore the boundaries and challenge the limits of some familiar ones.  The children will also have the opportunity to experience many educational wonders through the use of new technologies, such as iPads.

Our teachers provide the guidance, encouragement, materials and stimulation. The children provide their natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

However, there is more to World Cup than just the classroom activities. Your three‐year‐old will also have access to the following facilities: our gymnastics facility and two outdoor playgrounds. A variety of mats and gym equipment will allow the children to climb, jump, roll crawl and gallop through different obstacle courses. Our outdoor playgrounds include a large gross‐motor structure, a well‐equipped sandbox, a tricycle area, two play houses, a castle, a train, and a grassy area where children can run with friends. Our music teacher visits each and every class weekly. We also have a creative movement teacher who visits weekly and introduces the children to various movements and dance while listening to music.

The three‐year‐old curriculum is designed specifically to meet the needs and capabilities of three‐year‐old children and is implemented with attention to the different interests and developmental levels of each individual child. The teachers observe the children closely and tailor their lesson plans so that every child’s special interest and talents are fully explored. Above all, we provide a warm, loving and nurturing environment where every child will feel happy and accepted. Each classroom will have a maximum of eighteen children, taught by four qualified teachers. There is a supervisor available, as well, to help out. Classes will be 2 1/2 hours in length.

Special events for the three‐year olds include a Storyteller, a visit form a Dentist, Pajama Day, Beach Day, a visit from a Magician, Teddy Bear Picnic Day, a visit from the Critter Lady, Farm Day, a Fiesta, a visit from a Petting Zoo, Trick or Treating, a Thanksgiving Feast and much, much more.  As always, parents are more than welcome to join their child in class to help with a project, read a story, play an instrument or observe. Beginning with our three‐year‐old program, World Cup offers extended days. Please see our description under Enrichment Programs for more information.