(Typically ages 3-4 years)
Class size: 12 students
Teacher-to-Student Ratio: 1 to 6
Curriculum: Read, Play, Learn!
Increase precision of grasp in using writing tools
Introduce simple weather concepts
Connect written letters to the sounds they make
Begin to use scissors
Understand and follow basic safety rules
Gain control over impulses
Engage in cooperative play with other children
Demonstrate positive self-esteem
Increase development of gross motor skills, i.e. kick a ball while maintaining balance, agility in simple climbing tasks
Increase self-help skills, including mastery of toilet training and sanitary routines
Participate actively in group activities
Develop ability to work independently
Participate in a variety of dramatic play activities
Participate in classroom jobs
Use reasoning skills and imagination when planning ways to make things happen
Added Values of the Dragonfly Room
Development screenings conducted twice a year, once in the beginning of the school year and once in the late Spring, to assess student progress and growth. This allows teachers to assess skill levels and target specific developmental deficits for each child. Daily communication is sent home with each child regarding activities, behavior, sleep routines, etc.
Read, Play, Learn! encourages children to actively participate in a literacy-rich environment of playful activities that foster cognitive, language, social, and motor development. It integrates all areas of development into a full spectrum of activities, all relating to one book, with accompanying modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all children in the class. Read, Play, Learn! Is a play-based curriculum that is designed not only to enhance emergent literacy skills but also to promote growth across all areas of development important to a young child.
The Dragonfly Classroom utilizes a multi-sensory approach to learning, incorporating sensory activities daily.
In regards to discipline, first and foremost, a positive-praise theme is used, in order to foster good behavior within the classroom. Redirection is also used consistently in our classrooms. If behavior issues persist, the teachers work closely with the parents and our therapy staff to create an individualized behavior management/modification plan for the child.
7:00-9:00 am Arrival/Free Centers
9:00-9:15 am Snack
9:15-9:45 am Circle Time
9:45-10:00 am Free Centers/Bathroom Break/Diaper Change
10:00-10:45am Gross Motor (Indoor or Outdoor)
10:45-11:15 am Story Time
11:15-12:00 am Lunch
12:00-2:00 pm Nap
2:00-2:30 pm Afternoon Snack/Bathroom Break/Diaper Change
2:30-3:00 pm Math/Science Lesson
3:00-4:00 pm Gross Motor (Indoor or Outdoor)
4:00-6:00 pm Free Centers/ Prepare to go home