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Mid Hudson Learning Center 123 PLAY Private Preschool

Preschool Program (Ages 3-4)

Meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 12pm

(Subject to change. Please call us for more information.)


​​​Our Three Year Old Curriculum encourages our children to engage in a variety of experiences both cultural and artistic. 123 P.L.A.Y. provides creative art activities, movement, and singing activities, as well, as Science and nature exploration.


​KEY COMPONENTS AND GOALS OF THREE YEAR OLD CURRICULUM

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Develop self-esteem through self-awareness and a positive self-image
  • Develop an independence through learning​ and how to take care of one self
  • Develop associative play
  • Pretend play begins to develop sequences
  • Puts on shoes
  • Undresses completely without help
  • Unbuttons front buttons


ACADEMIC READINESS

  • Recognizes numerals 1-5
  • Counting skills 1-5
  • Recognizes the difference between letters and numerals
  • Recognizes his/her name in print
  • Recognizes and matches basic colors
  • Recognizes and matches basic shapes:​ circle, square, triangle and rectangle
  • Matches pictures of like animals, shapes, and colors
  • Understands empty and full, short, tall and long
  • Responds to prepositions


COMMUNICATION READINESS

  • Understands 3 prepositions
  • Joins in nursery rhymes and songs
  • Names 8 pictures correctly
  • Expresses language to vocalize his/her needs, wants, thoughts and ideas
  • Receptive language, the ability to follow directions and comprehend information presented to them
  • Knows body parts
  • Can name and explain use of objects


FINE MOTOR SKILLS

  • Engage in all activities that require the use of small muscle skills
  • Encourage use of correct grasp of crayon and paint brush
  • Cuts with scissor after demonstration using correct grip of scissor
  • Strings 4 small beads
  • Weaves string randomly through holes in sewing card
  • Builds tower of 10 small blocks
  • Imitates H stroke
  • Imitates V stroke
  • Copies a circle
  • Traces a diamond
  • Draws a person with 2 parts
  • Encourage cutting, gluing and coloring
  • Engage in tracing forms


GROSS MOTOR SKILLS

  • Development of good body control
  • Development of large muscle coordination (running, jumping, hopping, kicking and throwing, galloping)
  • Develop the catching of large ball with arms against body while standing
  • Develop the catching of beanbag with arms against body while standing
  • Kicks a large ball
  • Walks up and down stairs using alternate feet