lITTLE lEARNERS pROGRAM

Curriculum

3 Year Old Preschool

Our 3 year old preschool program is developed to create learning experiences and social experiences through play, projects, and activities. Pre-School 3 is designed to transition your child into a more group schedule with small focused activities to capture their attention. The teachers provide age appropriate academic and social emotional support to create a fun learning atmosphere. Our Preschool 3 learners walk away from our program with a solid social emotional foundation as well as a knowledge of God’s love, and compassion towards others.

Age 3 by December 1st. Child must be completely toilet trained. No pull ups or diapers are allowed at any time. Our 3 year program offers several options for parents. Your child may attend full and / or half days with a minimum of 3 half days per week M-W-F.

We provide a caring and nurturing learning environment for 3 year old’s from all backgrounds. We recognize that all children learn at their own pace using different learning styles. Our three year old program lays the foundation for our preschool program. 

School Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Preschool Hours: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Free before school care starting at 7:00 am and extended day care available from 2:30-6:00 pm for a small fee.

 

EARLY LEARNING SKILLS

  • Recognizing letters and their letter sounds
  • Retelling stories that are read
  • Answering the question what happens next
  • Identifying components of Books (i.e. front cover, back cover, author, illustrator)

 

Fine/ Gross Motor Development

  • Grasping pencils and small objects
  • Cutting skills
  • Stringing, lacing, buttoning
  • Assembling Puzzles
  • Climbing, running around obstacles
  • Throwing and catching

 

MATH

  • Shapes and their attributes
  • Counting skills
  • Recognizing numbers

 

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Listening skills
  • Problem solving
  • Expression through art, music and dramatic play

 

Science

  • Cooking activities
  • Observing changes in nature ( i.e. weather, physical changes, animal habitat)
  • Water play ( i.e. melting snow, freezing ice, pouring and measuring)
  • Five Senses

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Holidays around the World
  • Awareness of Family and Community
  • Personal Safety and Fire Safety

 

RELIGION-FAITH BASED CURRICULUM

  • Simple beginning prayers
  • Learning about faith through Bible stories

Little Learners Teachers

Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson

Little Learners Teacher

Maggie Ciofani

Maggie Ciofani

Little Learners Teacher Assistant

Learn more about the Little Learners Academy

We invite you to come tour our Amherst, NY preschool and meet our teachers.