NORTHVILLE PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL
(248) 349-0911 Ext 216
Three Year Old Program
The main focus of our three-year-old program is socialization. For many of the children, this is the first time they will be interacting with others without a parent present. They will experience being part of a team by working and playing with other children and adults. Helping your child become a happy, self-confident and well-adjusted, Christian individual is our ultimate goal. We rely on The Creative Curriculum as a basic framework for our curriculum.
The first few weeks of school are spent developing a classroom community. The three year olds “transition” into school over a period of two weeks (four school days) with each class increasing in time and activity. The children will learn how to make friends, use problem solving skills and become part of the classroom community.
The teachers begin the year by establishing a structure for each day. Time is blocked out in an orderly and consistent fashion to help the children feel safe and secure; this will encourage children to become more independent as the year progresses.
Children, especially young children, learn better through play. We embrace this concept and provide a wide range of hands-on activities that encourage children to experiment with literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts and process skills. The teachers set monthly goals and develop their curriculum dependent upon the children’s developmental levels.
During the course of each class, the children will have the opportunity to participate in free choice activities, small group encounters, and whole group teacher-directed experiences. Free choice activities will allow for personal interests and self-expression. Small groups are designed to enhance social skills and provide individual attention. Whole group experiences are intended to develop listening skills and the ability to follow directions, as well as allow the practice of being part of a large group.
We believe that spiritual growth is an integral and inseparable part of a child’s well being. If nurtured properly, this spiritual growth occurs naturally in connection with other aspects of a child’s development. Our objective is to provide this spiritual nurturing by way of our day-to-day actions, speech, and classroom community.
Three Year Old – Daily Schedule:
Play in Children's Center - both large and fine motor activities available
Music Room - stories, songs & calendar
Learning Centers in Classroom - see below
Bathroom and washing hands
Learning Centers Available During Class Time:
Literacy - vocabulary and language, phonological awareness, letters, words, print, comprehension and books.
Creative - we provide a wide range of self-expressive materials including art, drama, music, puppets, and movement.
Science - the physical properties of objects such as sand and water, living things and other hands-on exploratory materials.
Math - numbers, patterns, spatial awareness and measurement.
Blocks - balance, gravity, size, planning, sharing, design, and clean up skills.
Three Year Olds Meet:
Tues/Thurs 9:00am - 11:30am
Mon/Tues/Thurs 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Children must be three by December 2023, no exceptions. MUST BE POTTY TRAINED.
Three Year Old Program: (2.5 hours, 2 days per week) is $163 per month ($1,467 per year)
Three Year Old Program: (2.5 hours, 3 days per week) is $247 per month ($2,223 per year)