Norfield offers two exciting options for three year olds.
3-Day Threes meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am until 12 noon.It is limited in size to twelve children and two teachers. Our program is for children who will be three by December 31st.. Our day begins with free play, when your child fine-tunes problem solving skills by choosing from a wide variety of age appropiate activities. The teachers prepare areas in the classroom to encourage growth in both fine and gross motor skill sets. Our morning often includes any of the following: art, music, building blocks, play dough, dramatic play, vehicles, books, puzzles, manipulatives and tactile table exploration. During this time, your child will have many opportunities to utilize socialization skills, gain practice with sharing and develop listening skills. Following free play, the children join in circle time which includes singing songs, reading stories, rhymes, and playing games. Snack and outside play conclude our morning.
5-Day Threes meets Monday-Friday from 9am until noon. A low student/teacher ratio is maintained to ensure a high quality experience for your child. The school day begins with independent free-play, when your child chooses from a variety of activity areas around the room. Each skill area is addressed in a different manner. We may focus on fine motor skills within the context of, for example, building block towers one day and cutting paper for an art collage the next. Opportunities for expanding social skills, large motor skills, listening skills and adapting to the group in general are provided daily. The children join in circle time which includes, singing songs, reading stories, finger-plays, and games. Snack and outside play conclude our morning. The children are able to build on these skills throughout the week.