Bella Bee Academy

3 Year Old Program

3 Year Old Program

Our 3 Year Old Program builds on the skills and concepts begun in our 2 Year Old class, but also serves as an excellent first school experience.

The following options are available for the 3 Year Old Program:

  • Monday-Tuesday
  • Wednesday-Thursday-Friday
  • 5 Days

Classes are available for morning or afternoon sessions.

For rates, please visit our Tuition page.

3 Year Old Program Curriculum

 

Emotional Growth

  • Provide a safe, healthy and secure environment away from home
  • Provide a welcoming atmosphere of joy and warmth for the child
  • Provide a nurturing atmosphere and become a significant, consistent adult in child’s life
  • Create an environment that encourages curiosity, discovery and exploration
  • Provide experiences that will increase child’s positive self-image, sense of competence and pride in accomplishments
  • Provide experiences to develop qualities of responsibility, initiative and independence
  • Provide opportunities to increase attention span, including practice working independently, sitting still, concentrating, following directions and persevering until a task in finished

 

Cognitive Growth

  • Provide learning activities in literacy
    • receptive language
    • expressive language
    • pre-writing activities using crayons, pencils, pens, markers, finger paints and water paints with small brushes
    • visual discrimination through matching, finding hidden objects, sequencing activities and color naming
    • introductory activities for letter recognition
  • Provide concrete activities in pre-math and logical thinking skills
    • sorting, classifying and matching patterns
    • sequencing and recalling sequence of events
    • counting
    • one-to-one correspondence
    • beginning number recognition
    • memory skills
  • Provide learning experiences in science
    • growing and the care of living things
    • cooking activities
    • gathering and collecting things from nature
    • simple experiments
  • Provide a wide range of art and music activities
  • Facilitate creative and make-believe play
    • with objects
    • about situations
    • assuming pretend roles
    • interacting with other children

Social Growth

  • Encourage building friendships among all class members
  • Encourage sharing and taking turns
  • Encourage and model understanding and respecting differences
  • Encourage child to accept responsibility for maintaining classroom environment
  • Encourage child to work cooperatively with others
  • Encourage child to resolve conflicts constructively
  • Provide child opportunities to practice thoughtfulness and giving

 

Physical Growth

  • Provide opportunities for large muscle development, muscle and limb control
  • Provide opportunities for small muscle development
  • Provide opportunities to develop spatial skills, hand-eye coordination, balance and coordination
  • Encourage good habits of health and safety

 

Spiritual Growth

While Bella Bee Academy maintains a non-faith based environment, we do teach rules of life and good citizenship:

  • Encourage and model showing love for one another
  • Guide in development of ecological values and concern for our world
  • Help children recognize differences and likenesses in people and show acceptance
  • Provide learning experiences about each holiday
  • Introduce rituals of thankfulness and concern

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