Three-day preschool
Age 36-48 months by August 31st
9:00-11:30am, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Fauntleroy School House

TEACHER: Tami Aidlin
SPANISH TEACHER: Charlotte Skeffington
PARENT EDUCATOR: Dawn Franklin

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
3-year-olds are full of wonder and ready to learn by DOING. Through guided play at preschool they are:
Developing social skills
Using language to solve problems
Practicing self-regulationMaking neural (brain) connections that are the foundation for
reading and math.
Our class provides a stimulating variety of choices to explore for active, whole body learning.
Challenges of learning to wait and negotiate with friends are met with understanding and
proactive teaching.


DAILY ROUTINE
Welcome from Teacher Tami and Large Muscle Play (in our beautiful outdoor playground,
weather permitting)
Choice Time to Play, Explore, Pretend, and Create
Put Away Time (we really make use of toys and materials and we learn to be responsible for
their care)
Circle Time Story or Book (extending our attention span and ability to regulate our bodies and
emotions)
Snack (sharing a healthy snack furnished and prepared by parents according to Health
Department standards)
Music and Movement (singing and using big muscles and sharing space together)
Closing Circle (coming together to say Good-Bye)
Good-Bye


PARENT / CAREGIVER INVOLVEMENT
A parent/caregiver from your family assists in the classroom one day a week. You choose whether your day each week will be either Mon/Tues/Wed morning. If you cannot come in due to illness, etc. you ask another parent to trade with you. We teach you ways to interact with the kids using our “positive discipline” philosophy.
Parents get to:
Attend a monthly, evening parent meeting to discuss business and parenting topics
Help with the running of the preschool and fundraising
Choose a co-op job that fits your interests, skill, and time


PARENT/ CAREGIVER’S PROGRAM IN A THREE’S CLASS
I can use words but sometimes I forget and use my body instead. I am so capable but it’s hard to get me out the door in the morning. How to facilitate cooperation? How to have happy playdates? Why can’t s/he leave the park when it is time to go? How can I nurture his/her love of reading?

Parent Education is an important part of our Three Day Preschool. A professional Parent Educator attends class one day each week (alternating Mon/Tues/Wed) ready to check in with you to offer tips that will help at home and at school. The class chooses one night a month for Parent Meeting, a time to learn about guidance and discipline AND enjoy an adult night out together (example: first Tuesday of each month). To personalize your learning, choose from a list of free talks on topics such as: Raising Boys/Girls, How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, Sleep, Raising an Only, First Aid and CPR.

“Who said 3 year olds were easier than 2’s? At co-op I got new ideas….and I saw that my kid wasn’t the only one.”