Early Childhood Center - THREE'S CURRICULUM

 

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LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

1. Manners
2. Color recognition
3. Alphabet (letter recognition)
4. Drawing
5. Calendar
6. Show and Share
7. Music
8. Encourage independent thinking
9. Encourage appropriate word usage

MATH

1. Number recognition (1-10)
2. Counting
3. Size
4. Shapes
5. Calendar

SCIENCE

1. Seasons
2. Bugs
3. Zoo animals
4. Farm animals
5. Ocean life
6. Animal tracking
7. Water play
8. Weather

SOCIAL STUDIES

1. Pilgrims
2. Native Americans
3. Presidents
4. Class rules
5. Multicultural awareness

HEALTH, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

1. Feelings
2. Sharing/Caring
3. Nutrition
4. Senses
5. Safety
6. Respect
7. Responsibility (to self, class, others)
8. Watch out for strangers

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Most 3-year-old children are energetic and very active. They enjoy engaging in rough-and- tumble play and attempt to do things that seem physically difficult. Such constant movement helps them learn to use and control their muscles.
We encourage our children through:
1. In-room activities
2. Working on large and small motor skills (Jump Bunch)
3. Dancing/Exercising through Movement and Yoga
4. Free time on the playground
5. Playing with different types and sizes of balls.

SENSORY LEARNING

Even before birth, a child begins using and learning through his or her senses. In fact, until the age of 6 or 7 (sometimes called the age of reason), learning greatly depends on the opportunities that a child has to use his or her 5 senses. The more senses that are used to experience something, the better the experience will be learned and remembered. Therefore, the more senses used = greater learning experience.

We encourage many multi-sensory opportunities for our children. An orange for snack provides an opportunity to touch, smell, taste, see, and hear a piece of fruit. We applaud/praise the children when they participate in positive ways like listening, touching appropriately, expressing themselves verbally, listening to the teachers and others, paying attention, and trying new things.