Programs for Three to Five Year Olds
We offer great programs for children three to five years old geared toward building confidence and a love of learning. At this stage we focus on cognitive and social development in preparation for Kindergarten. We understand the transition for families from having a toddler to a more independent, expressive child with lots of questions about our world. As we interact, observe and plan for your child's development, conferences are held several times throughout the academic year to keep families informed. We do our best to encourage a love of learning as we build a firm foundation for a life of learning.
Child Care - Three Year Olds
Three Year Olds love to explore and our classroom offers excellent opportunities to do so with qualified teachers, an engaging environment and interesting activities. Teachers are trained to use the HighReach Curriculum which offers experiences in all areas of development using a variety topics of interest for your three year old. Activities are planned for the enhancement of language & literacy, math & science, creative expression, social & emotional and health & physical development. Daily group time brings children together to discuss what they know, want to know and have learned about new concepts. We use songs, nursery rhymes, finger plays and stories to build cognitive skills in a fun way.
Our teachers understand three year olds are busy, energetic, independent children who want to "try it all". We provide a daily schedule with the right combination of teacher directed activities, free play, gross motor/outdoor experiences, routine care, meals and rest times. Learning Centers are designed to engage children in block building, dramatic play, math skills, science discovery, art & music expression, and literacy. At this age, we begin taking children on field trips as an extention of what we are discussing in the classroom setting.
At Hester's, our Threes are learning to work and play together successfully with lots of opportunities for positive interaction. Our teachers engage children in thought provoking conversations as they learn through play. We encourage them to keep trying as they practice and master new skills to become more self-reliant. A loving atmosphere with engaging materials creates a firm foundation for learning for our threes. Let us help your active young one become more confident and ready for the next level of learning!