Three-Year-Olds

Hope Christian Preschool

Description of Program for 3-Year-Old Children

Children who participate in this program

turn 3 prior to October 2, 2017.
(Must be fully toilet-trained.)


We have two classes for three-year-old children:  Tuesday/Thursday mornings or Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings.  All classes are from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  there are 10 children in a class, with one teacher and one teacher's assistant. Parent participation is required with a minimum of 8 hours per year for the 2-day/week class and 12 hours peryear for the3-day/week class.  Our three-year-old classes are designed as an introduction for the child to a group setting.

Our goal is to help the children with social development.  Through interaction with caring adults children will gain skills that will last a lifetime.  As a developmental preschool we consider play to be the most important job a child has.  Through play children experience the world around them.
  
 

Components of our Three-Year-Old Classes:

 

  • Provide a nurturing, loving, and safe environment.
  • View each child as a unique individual, with differing learning styles and levels of ability.
  • Encourage Christian nurture through weekly Chapel time, daily prayer, Bible stories and the celebration of Christian holidays.
  • Help children to learn and experience the world as a place God has created for them.
  • Encourage each child to develop independence.
  • Encourage each child to develop self-help skills.
  • Help children develop cooperative social skills.
  • Help children develop problem solving skills.
  • Provide opportunities for children to learn about themselves.
  • Provide opportunities for children to play by themselves, next to another child, or with one or two other children.
  • Help children learn appropriate ways to join into group play and initiate play with another child.
  • Provide time both indoors and outdoors for children to explore and experience their large motor skills.
  • Provide materials and opportunities for children to develop their fine motor skills.
  • Provide large amounts of time for children to choose and participate in a variety of experiences that are designed to enhance a child's social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual development.
  • Provide plenty of materials and opportunities that encourage a child to explore and learn about their environment, to exercise their natural curiosity.
  • Encourage language development through the use of literature, music conversation, diction.
  • Provide an environment that includes dramatic play, blocks, science, math, puzzles, art, tactile and manipulative experiences.

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16550 Bernardo Heights Pkwy.
San Diego, CA, 92128
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