Preschool Program for 3 year olds
Teachers: Lisa Escobar & Lucy Picon
The Garden Room is where our 3 year olds start their world of adventure. They must be potty trained by the time they start. They will develop one of the most important social skills in life; learning to cope in an environment away from their home. The Garden Room is a cozy yet colorful, energetic, activity-filled environment. Once our 9 am bell has been rung our little friends wash their hands and have snack (provided by KW). They then sit for a rug time which could include a pre-math skill, flannel board story and lots of music with singing to help in language development. They then get up to play. This play involves self-directed play as well as teacher-directed activities including gardening.
The Garden Room is set up with a Lego/building table, wooden blocks, a play dough/clay table, a science area, a tree house (which is where most of the dramatic play takes place), dress up clothes and a cut and color table. These are always available to children during inside play time. The teachers meet weekly to plan their lessons with the idea of mixing a few teaching theories: thematic as well as emergent. The curriculum covers language and literature, pre-math, science and discovery, language arts, cognitive skills and music and movement.