3 Day Morning (3AM)
Time: 9:00 – 11:45am
4.5:1 child/adult ratio
Born before or on November 1, 2015
In our 3-day morning class three teachers offer support to children who are usually new to the school environment. Teachers spend considerable time establishing routines and procedures and familiarizing the students with their teachers and one another. Teachers focus on Separation by building relationships with children and their families and encouraging children to express their emotions in constructive ways. Parents should expect to arrange for a support person to accompany their child for at least the first few weeks of class.
Many children are initially focused on the teachers and materials and only gradually branch out from parallel play to engage with their peers. Teachers model appropriate ways to ask and wait for turns, and may introduce sign up lists to offer practice with name recognition and promote early writing skills.
In time, students may become more interested in interactions with other students. To promote these connections and sustain interactive play, our teachers help children explore and express their emotions, and encourage communication to ensure a safe and collaborative environment for the children as they branch out.