Threes: 36 months by September 1, 2023
Threes Traditional - 3 or 5 Days (9:00am - 12:25pm)
The Threes curriculum continues to emphasize learning through play and introduces more advanced classroom structures and routines. Circle time, themed learning centers, and skill-based work jobs contribute to students' social and emotional growth, cognitive skills, and motor development. Threes students learn to take greater initiative and lengthen attention spans; they enhance their expressive and receptive language through more complex conversations, and they hone early literacy and math skills by recognizing letters and sounds, engaging in storytelling, and grasping the meaning of numerals. Additionally, spiritual growth takes center stage, as students begin attending our Friday chapel.
Threes STEM Innovation - 5 Days (MWF 9:00am - 12:25; TTH 9:00am - 2:15pm)
As the world changes at a rapid pace, The Preschool’s curriculum continuously evolves to prepare students for success in the 21st century. Our Twos, Threes and Pre-K STEM Innovation class includes and also expands on the traditional curriculum and adopts the Project Based Learning model. STEM Innovation students engage in investigative classroom activities and problem solving through the lenses of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Our cross-curricular STEM Program is fully integrated into classroom lessons and ensures that students learn traditional academics, along with design thinking and a broad spectrum of digital and technological skills.
In practice, Project-Based Learning asks students to identify and explore real world, worthwhile topics that require them to continually question, hypothesize, and analyze. For each project, students progress through three learning phases: planning, where teachers guide students to identify interests and questions worth answering; implementation, where children investigate and discover answers through meaningful hands-on experiences; and reflection, which concludes the project with a culminating event or activity. By working to answer questions and solve the problems of their projects, students develop critical thinking, mathematical and analytical reasoning, collaborative abilities, and a deep appreciation for how science and engineering can change lives.