About the Program
The 3’s and 4’s program uses a theme-based curriculum designed to provide opportunities for the three and four-year old to explore and develop in a nurturing environment. Using this age group’s natural curiosity, motivation and enthusiasm, the curriculum explores seasonal themes through music, rhyme, art, literature, science, cooking and physical activity.
Our intent is to provide opportunities for each child to experience and develop at his/her own pace. Children will be introduced and encouraged to learn skills such as cutting, painting, gluing, following simple instructions, listening to and sharing with others. They will also be introduced to developmentally appropriate academics including colors, shapes, seasons, and the calendar.
AGE REQUIREMENT: Three years old by December 1, 2019
CLASS SIZE: Maximum of 16 Children with a Teacher and an Aide
CLASS OPTIONS: 2 day program ~ 9:30-12:00 | 3 day program ~ 9:30-12:00
Meet the Teachers!
Lead Teacher for the Goldfish (Three and Four-year old class)
Mrs. Mellott has worked at Ready, Set, Grow! for the past six years. She has studied Religious Education at Prairie Bible College in Alberta, Canada and has over 15 years experience teaching Sunday school, vacation bible school and childhood ministry programs. She enjoys reading, and taking walks. Her favorite children’s book series is Pete the Cat. “ I love watching the students make new discoveries and grow throughout the year.”
Teacher’s Aide for the Goldfish (Three and Four-year old class)
Mrs. Kemblowski is a life-long resident of Brockport. She has been working as an aide at RSG preschool for the past 12 years. She also previously taught and assisted preschool at the YMCA for 12 years. She attended SUNY Brockport and has a degree in Advertising with a background in Studio Art. She is very enthusiastic, playful and fun. She loves to cook, listening to music and working in her garden. Both of her two children have attended all three programs at RSG and loved it! “RSG is so special because we are warm and friendly and try hard to accommodate each child’s needs. It is the perfect place to head start your child’s education and social development.”
Daily Three and Four-Year-Old Schedule
|9:30 – 9:55||WELCOME / FREE PLAY||To enjoy activities with friends and investigate individual interests|
|9:55 – 10:00||CLEAN UP||Learn to cooperate with friends to pick up toys|
|10:00 – 10:30||CIRCLE / CALENDAR||Weather, Monthly Theme, Stories, Sharing, Songs, Games|
|10:30 – 10:45||SNACK / BATHROOM||Enjoy healthy snacks with classmates|
|10:45 – 11:15||LEARNING CENTERS||Students rotate in small groups to different centers. Craft centers focus on learning fine motor skills; gluing, painting, cutting, coloring. Academic centers explore shapes, colors, counting, and science concepts.|
|11:15 – 11:35||FREE PLAY
(In the Gym or Outside)
|Students will participate in gross motor free play in the gym or on the playground|
|11:35 – 12:00||END OF DAY ACTIVITIES||Time to sing songs, read a book, and begin to learn about getting ready to go home.|