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Kristi Keithly  


LINCOLN PARK THREE DAY PRESCHOOL  2013-2014

AGE 36-48 MONTHS BY AUGUST 31

MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND WEDNESDAY 9-11:30 AM  

TEACHER Kristi Keithly

PARENT EDUCATOR Becky Huntley

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

3-year-olds are full of wonder and ready to learn by DOING. Through guided play at preschool they are:

       • developing social skills

       using language to solve problems 

       practicing self regulation

       making neural (brain) connections that are the foundation for reading and      math.  

Our class provides a stimulating variety of choices to explore for active, whole body learning. Challenges of learning to wait and negotiate with friends are met with understanding and proactive teaching.

DAILY ROUTINE

9:00  Welcome from Teacher Kristi and Large Muscle Play (outdoors, weather permitting)

9:15   Choice Time to Play, Explore, Pretend, and Create

10:15 Put Away Time (we really make use of toys and materials and we learn to be responsible for their care)

10:25 Circle Time Story or Book (extending our attention span and ability to regulate our bodies and emotions)

10:35 Snack (sharing a healthy snack furnished and prepared by parents according to Health Department standards)

10:50 Music and Movement (singing and using big muscles and sharing space together)

10:55 Closing Circle (coming together to say Good Bye)

11:00 Good Bye

      SPANISH PROGRAM

Teacher Karla turns our classroom into a Spanish speaking world one day a week when she brings special art, stories, songs, and conversation.  She shares her culture as kids learn to make "Bate Bate Chocolate" and eat bread  from Posadas and more.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT                                               

A parent from your family assists in the classroom one day a week. 

·        You choose whether your day each week will be either Mon/Tues/Wed morning.

o  If you cannot come in due to illness, etc. you ask another parent to trade with you.

·        We teach you ways to interact with the kids using our "positive discipline" philosophy.

Parents get to:

·        attend a monthly, evening parent meeting to discuss business and parenting topics

·        help with the running of the preschool and fundraising

·        choose a co-op job that fits your interests, skill, and time

 

PARENTING PROGRAM

I can use words but sometimes I forget and use my body instead. I am so capable but it's hard to get me out the door in the morning.

How to facilitate cooperation? How to have happy play dates? Why can't s/he leave the park when it is time to go?  How can I nurture his/ her love of reading?

"Who said 3 year olds were easier than 2's? At co-op I got new ideas....and I saw that my kid wasn't the only one. "

Parent Education is an important part of our Three Day Preschool:

= A professional Parent Educatorattends class one day each week (alternating Mon/Tues/Wed) ready to check in with you to offer tips that will help at home and at school  

= The class chooses one night a month for Parent Meeting--time to learn about guidance and discipline AND as an adult night out together  (example: first Tuesday of each month)

= To personalize your learning, choose from a list of free talks on topics such as: Guidance & Discipline, Raising Boys/Girls, How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, Sleep, Raising an Only,  First Aid and CPR

For more information or to register

email info@lincolnparkpreschool.org