Approximately 3 Years of Age
Preschool I students are passionate in all they do! They are eager to learn academically and so excited to begin writing their names. Their speech is intelligible. They are quick to reiterate a phrase from their teacher or imitate a situation they witnessed. In a conversation with a Preschool I student, you will never be quite sure what is going to come out of their mouths! Their imaginations are wild… and fun!
Preschool I children move together in groups of 8 with 1 teacher. All Preschool I teachers have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree. Our preschool program in Northern VA is ideal for busy parents who want their child to experience lots of different types of activities. In the Preschool I Program, there is a significant change – the introduction of a reading program.
Cognitive activities include:
- Reviewing the weather, days of the week, months of the year, and birthdays in Circle Time
- Recognizing letters and their corresponding sounds
- Comparing and contrasting items
- Sequencing activities like “First, you plant a seed. Then, you water it. Then it grows.”
- Enjoying different genres of literature – poetry, fiction, non-fiction
- Speaking in front of their friends during “Show and Share”
- Learning to hold a pencil or crayon correctly
- Connecting circles and lines together to make squares and letters
- Placing pegs in a pegboard
- Skipping and galloping – how fun!
- Completing obstacle courses
- Throwing and catching balls
- Dressing-up for pretend play
- Playing cooperative games like “Duck-Duck-Goose”
- Creating and following rules during play
- Using different media such as clay, paint, and charcoal
- Making masks
- Studying art history and then creating artwork in a similar style
- Playing the drum and xylophone
- Learning the difference between long and short notes
- Singing and moving to the music
- Having Circle Time and talking about the day’s weather in Spanish
- Creating crafts and singing songs
- Learning new vocabulary words each day
- Using the Kid Pix graphic design program
- Playing games related to the week’s theme
- Mastering pointing and clicking
Which of these activities do you think your preschooler will enjoy the most?