Three-year-old classes are held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 - 11:30. Two teachers and up to 14 students, along with one other adult (this year, a teacher; usually, a parent volunteer), participate in the class each day.
In order to enroll, children must turn three before December 31st. Children must be toilet trained, in underpants, before the start of school.
A typical day for our students allows a variety of choice time and structured time while remembering that outside play is crucial to their development.
8:45 Drop-off begins
9:00 Choice time
9:30 Music and movement / Story / Group art
9:50 Wash hands, then go outdoors for choice time
10:10 Return to building wash hands / bathroom / snack / wash hands / look at books
10:30 Calendar / weather / whole group mini-lesson
10:50 Bathroom / wash hands / outside
11:20 Wash hands / return to classroom / pack up items for parent pick-up
11:30 Parent pick-up
Special Day /Volunteers:
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have to suspend parent involvement in the classroom. We have put into place new guidelines and policies based on CT State Executive Orders, OECm and CDC guidelines for the health and safety of all. We look forward to welcoming you back into our classroom again.
On your child’s special day, they take on the roll of line leader as well as calendar and weather reporter, in addition to setting the table for their classmates. Any significant adult in your child’s life is welcome to join us virtually for story time as a "Mystery Reader."
To see some of our 3's program photos, please visit our photo gallery by clicking here.