3-Year Old Classes
Kelly Calonge – Preschool I
Working towards degree in Early Childhood
Employed at Magic Moments since 2004
“I became a teacher because I like watching the children’s faces when they learn something new and the new concept has clicked. I like working at Magic Moments because the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.”
Preschoolers are ready to expand their horizons to seek out information, explore new territory and make sense of all they encounter. At this age, our teachers focus on encouraging their students to learn, respecting their work, bolstering their self images, exploring their interests, marveling in their creativity and offering a child-centered classroom.
In our safe learning environment, your early preschooler will engage in a range of activities geared to prepare them for preschool II, kindergarten and life beyond.
Learning centers for math, science, dramatic play, music, and creative art provide opportunities to balance both shared and independent learning experiences. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children develop a variety of skills and knowledge in areas like early literacy, mathematics, science, and social skills. Add to this a healthy dose of running, jumping, and movement to keep them active.
This unique environment helps children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically, while also enhancing their self-confidence to a level that will prepare them for Pre-K. As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they feel ready to take on the world. Our early preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and develop a love of lifelong learning.
Our Preschool I Program Features
- Themed units that encourage your child’s curiosity, increase confidence, and support self-directed activities
- Hands-on experiences designed to boost problem solving and scientific thinking skills
- Daily small- and whole-group activities
- Observation-based assessments that track your child’s progress toward developmental milestones and school readiness
- Portfolios that document growth and development through your child’s work
- Regular teacher-family communication, including ways you can continue the learning in your own home
Conferences with families and teachers will be formally scheduled yearly in January. During these conferences, your teacher will review your child’s developmental progress reports and portfolio with you. It is important to attend these conferences so that parents and teachers can work together to make necessary adjustments to meet your child’s needs in the classroom and to achieve a smooth transition into the next stage of education.