1281 Redmond Avenue, San Jose, CA 95120 Phone (408) 997-4846
Facility License-430702694

Preschool Program

The preschool 3’s program is a hands-on experience that promotes academics, socialization, and creative play. Goals for the preschool children will be growth in the areas of gross and fine motor skills, coordination skills, social skills, language, basic phonics and sensory motor skills.

Each month we will have activities that are planned around units of special interest such as seasonal changes, animals, plants, holidays, etc. Activities will include creative songs, stories, art, finger play, science, and nutrition. Some units of study will include trips into the community and visits by resource people to the school.

The reading readiness program is a curriculum that uses visual, aesthetic and auditory activities. The children are encouraged to speak clearly, to observe closely, and listen carefully. These are necessary prerequisites to language and handwriting development. We use the “Handwriting without Tears” curriculum that develops coloring, drawing, counting and handwriting readiness. The program uses music and multi-sensory materials to introduce pre-writing and alphabet skills. The Reading Readiness curriculum includes an introduction to the letter of the week in which children will discuss objects that begin with that letter, the letter sound as well as work on an art or craft activity that begins with that letter.

The math readiness curriculum is designed to develop understanding and insight into patterns of math through the use of familiar materials. Patterning, comparisons, and basic counting are included in the curriculum. Math is related to real life experiences as children count together classmates, snack items, and classroom manipulatives.

The daily schedule may consist of academic lessons, open manipulative play, arts/crafts, circle time (story, calendar, music and singing), cooking and large motor play outside. There is a weekly 15 minute chapel time held in the church and 15 minute music and movement lesson taught by the music teacher.

We strive to maintain a balance in every area of our program. Our hope is that each individual child is exposed to a healthy learning environment that creates self-confidence in oneself.

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