|3 Year Old Program|
Saint James Preschool is the start of a wonderful journey for the 3 year old child. This class offers young children their first opportunity to interact with and among their peers. Our initial goal is to provide a comfortable transition from home to school, with supportive, caring teachers to encourage each child.
As they become increasingly independent, the children will participate in a wide variety of activities including art, Spanish, music, dramatic play, story time, puzzles, sand play, games, and outdoor playtime. Our classrooms are designed to have a positive and comfortable atmosphere where the children can meet new friends and will feel safe and secure away from home. Learning to be part of the group involves sharing, listening skills, waiting your turn, and trusting new adults.
Computers are increasingly a part of preschooler’s lives. We believe that introducing technology to young minds, with iPads and SmartBoards, these teacher assisted tools will enrich and enhance cognitive, emotional, linguistic, and literacy skills in our preschool children.
The focus at this age will include learning colors, shapes, letters, and numbers. They will be recognizing letters and numbers, and much of the software available with these technology tools will support that learning. It is a balance between structured learning and free play where they can create and explore.
Class includes one teacher and a teacher’s aide