Our three-year-olds always surprise us with the amazing things they verbalize and create. At this age, the children begin and are encouraged to talk about their world and thoughts in complete sentences. They are now ready for a formal preschool setting which enhances their cognitive, social, and physical development. Every parent receives a written daily report on their child’s progress and needs.

Preschool Curriculum
Tender Years preschool curriculum focuses on reading, math, writing, art, music, language, and movement. Throughout the year, the children spend time working with letters, shapes, colors, and numbers. We focus on the sounds of letters and counting, writing, and recognizing numbers and their patterns. Every week has a different theme that teachers use to build their curriculum with. Literature and language are a large part of the children’s world in our cozy library area. Teachers spend time reading and singing with the children and provide many opportunities to practice writing their names and letters. Imagination and creativity are enhanced through our daily art and music activities. Large motor skills are increased twice a day with play time on our brand new playground and in our gym.

Our three-year-olds are given many opportunities to enhance their social skills through group play and activities. Teachers encourage the children to work through conflicts as a team by verbalizing their feelings. Students are taught that their words are more powerful than a fist. Children develop positive peer interaction by playing and working side by side and in teams. Teachers enhance the children’s friendships and bonds by role modeling how children should treat each other and by providing positive group experiences.

Health and Safety
Tender Years exceeds state health requirements in hand washing as children are taught to clean their hands regularly. Toys and equipment are sanitized daily and napping equipment is individually assigned, not shared. All toys and equipment are age appropriate and are used to enhance development.