Preschool: Threes

Three-Year Old Preschool Classrooms are dynamic, energetic learning environments. Teachers’ research-based practices reflects knowledge of how children learn best: in play with varied materials, in a mix of child-directed and teacher-directed activities. Teachers know that preschoolers are active learners who create knowledge based on real life experiences.

In CDM’s three-year old classrooms, children are exploring their place in the community and the world, connecting knowledge to everyday experiences through play and exploration. In these classrooms, you will find the following elements:

  • Literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and talking) is incorporated across Learning Centers. Children’s literature is used extensively.
  • Learning Centers include Art, Science, Blocks, and others.
  • Spanish, Music, and Chapel are part of weekly lesson plans.

Social and emotional readiness for school is important to the preschool classroom, as research tells us these are indicators of success in school and in life. Children’s progress is assessed through research-based checklists and other means, and parent conferences are held at a minimum of twice per year to involve parents in their child’s learning process.

CDM’s three-year old preschool classrooms are set up for a maximum of 11 children with one teacher, for a ratio of 11:1.

Teachers for three-year old classrooms:
Karolann Kirby, A.A. Early Care and Education

Jessica Chatelain, A.A. Early Care and Education

Monika Polena, S.C. Early Childhood Certificate

Stefania Stell, S.C. Early Childhood Certificate