Three-Year Old Curriculum

Staff/Child ratio:  1:10 

The three-year program continues to build on the fundamentals taught in the two-year program. What sets threes apart from toddlers more than anything is their newfound ability to express themselves in words and ideas. The Field of Dreams Three Year Old classroom curriculum and teachings are based on the interests and individual developmental stages of the children while incorporating the South Carolina Early Learning Standards. The standards are dissected into five developmental domains which are achieved daily through small group learning, classroom environment, discovery time, morning meetings, and daily routines.  While the educators use the South Carolina Early Learning Standards to guide their lessons, the primary focus of the Three Year Old classroom is to build more complex social skills and gestures while developing self awareness and individuality in the children.

 South Carolina Early Learning Standards Domains:

·         Approaches to Learning

·         Social and Emotional Development

·         English Language Arts and Literacy

·         Mathematics

·         Physical Education and Health

 

Environment as the Third Teacher

The classroom environment is set up to stimulate and encourage discoveries by the children.  We facilitate this type of learning by adding various materials frequently to our centers, walls, and playground.  This exposes our children to the different domains in the Early Learning Standards and sparks creativity and problem solving skills.  The home-like features of the classroom allow the children to feel safe and secure in their learning environment.  We add natural materials to fuel imagination and an appreciation for nature.  This also promotes inquiries about the world around us.