3 Year Old Program
FULL FOR 2018/2019
Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 12:00pm
**3, 4 and 5 day options available
At Smithtown Nursery School, our three year olds begin their day with free play which allows them the opportunity to make choices regarding their day. Choices may include play-dough, puzzles, books, table top toys, painting, water and sand table, dress-up or dramatic play. Our daily art project offers a variety of materials where the children are free to engage in the creative process.
Toward the beginning of each class we have Meeting Time. This is a chance to say good morning to all of our friends, share a special item from home and discuss what the day holds for us. It is a special time where the children are welcomed to speak and share in front of the group.
Clean-up time consists of cleaning up and singing together giving children a sense of responsibility and cooperation. At Story Time we come together to enjoy a story that reinforces our thematic units and encourages critical thinking by associating the story to other activities in which the children are engaged. Every day we enjoy singing and movement, which helps us to interact with our classmates and share our love for music and dance.
Snack may be a healthy snack brought in or prepared by the children. The children help bake a cake to celebrate each student’s birthday, which is then enjoyed for snack that day.
Our three year olds end their day by playing outdoors, which connects them to nature, provides fresh air and gives them the opportunity to use and improve large motor skills.
Children must be 3 years old by December 1, 2018 to participate in the Program.