At Just For Kids those children who will be three by October 31st and are toilet trained, register in our 3 year-old class and may choose a 2, 3, 4, or 5 half-day program. We also offer an extended 5 hr/day am class, which includes a healthy organic lunch followed by an hour of enrichment. This extended day is a school-year commitment.
The 3 year-old program emphasizes social interaction, emotional growth and fine motor skills. The children will practice their listening skills while enjoying stories and finger plays during circle time. They will have time to play and interact with their classmates, thus practicing their emerging social skills. The curriculum will include introducing shapes, colors, letters, name recognition, counting, number recognition, and independence in dressing. A “Star of the Week” program is also incorporated to build confidence and self- worth. The development of fine motor skills will be an integral part of this program, preparing the children for writing in the future. They will enjoy an art project each day working on cutting, gluing, coloring, and painting.
The curriculum will be supplemented with a variety of themed centers to reinforce skills being introduced in the classroom. The children will participate in a physical education each day. This program will introduce locomotion skills such as walking, running, hopping, crawling and climbing, as well as balance, flexibility, ball skills, dance, and games.
Literature, music appreciation, nutrition & health, and STEM are special units introduced in our class rooms to supplement the daily curriculum. The children will engage in age appropriate activities, such as color mixing, storytelling, musical expression, and making healthy food choices.