Color and shape recognition, matching skills, and categorizing objects are all practiced in the Blue Bird classroom. These are important examples of cognitive development that build a great foundation for their academic future. Additionally, we work on physical development, such as gross motor coordination (balancing, running, jumping, etc.). Drawing human figures, copying different kinds of lines, tracing letters, and zipping/unzipping are all cognitive focuses in this program. It might seem like fun and games, but these activities play a vital role in overall growth!
Self-Help & Social-Emotional Growth
It’s important for every person to be independent, but to also be able to communicate and interact with others in a positive manner. Much of what we know as adults are learned behaviors that we were taught as children. For this reason, our childcare and preschool center is the perfect place for your child to get exposure and practice in both their self-help and social-emotional skills. Children in this program will continue growing in the following areas:
- Following two-step directions (zip up your coat and come to the door)
- Sharing willingly
- Attempting to resolve conflicts with words
- Saying goodbye to Mom and Dad and switching focus to a task
- Beginning to make friends and play cooperatively
- Participates in clean-up time
- Communicating with adults and children
These are some examples of what you can expect your child to learn in our 3-year-old program. Visit this page to see an even more-complete list of what we work on!