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Caring for preschoolers 3 to 4 years

Blue Birds

Our Blue Birds are energetic and thriving students in a Pre-K 3 environment. Art, reading, dramatic play, blocks, manipulatives and sand/water centers in the classroom will allow a selection of activities that children can play and work through independently, with a partner or in groups. Structured teacher-led circle times will help children connect themes and ideas through stories, songs, visuals and special events. Hands-on experiences that support choice, creativity, friendships and thinking skills will circle the child’s day. Activities that highlight expressions of ideas and increased skills will present many opportunities for children to feel confident and comfortable in the beginning preschool classroom!

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EduKids designs their programs with each individual child in mind.

Our Pre-K 3 program prepares your child for Pre-Kindergarten with learning through play.

What is Pre-K 3? Pre-K 3 lays the foundational groundwork for our Kindergarten readiness program. The children will continue to learn through play while also getting an introduction to letters and numbers. There is a large focus on social interactions, and the teachers often model problem-solving skills. We work on fine motor skills, gross motor skills, language development, math literacy, environmental stewardship, and so much more!

Are children required to be potty trained? At EduKids we believe that every child develops at their own pace. We understand that potty training can take a bit longer for some children. We do not require children to be potty trained in order to enter our Pre-K 3 program.

Are naps mandatory? We do believe that all our children need a moment of relaxation and a time to calm their bodies. We do not believe in mandatory naps. If children are still awake after a moment of time, we will be sure to provide quiet individual activities for them to engage in.

Do you follow NYS Standards? Our Pre-K 3 curriculum coincides with the NYS domains and standards. We introduce many of the topics and prepare the children for Kindergarten Readiness, where they will go a bit deeper into the various subject areas.


Our 3-year-old Pre-K 3 schedule is flexible!

6:30 – 9:00: Our caregivers and teachers welcome your child to the classroom. Play centers are open, friends join the group and an exciting day begins.

9:00 – 9:30: Morning snack time

9:30 – 10:00: Circle time activities which include language and story time, planning the day as a group and specific jobs of the day

10:00 – 11:30: Your child will have fun in gross motor activities, exercise, movement and music indoors & out. Child-initiated and teacher-led small group activities, which include literacy and cognitive skill development, fine motor skills and letter & print enrichment, creative art, math and science activities, as well as cooperative games, support a morning of learning and friendship!

11:30 – 11:45: Cleanup and preparation for lunch

11:45 – 12:15: nutritious and delicious family-style lunch

12:15 – 1:00: This time is allotted for transition into the afternoon and includes classroom cleanup, quiet stories and soft music as children get ready for rest and naptime.

1:00 – 3:00: Rest and naptime

3:00 – 3:15: Wake-up and afternoon snack

3:15 – 4:15: Let’s go out! Outside activities (weather permitting) and playtime build bodies and minds. Back in the classroom, centers are open for group choices, friendship-building and play. Children enjoy dramatic play, blocks and building, math and science, puzzles, sensory, arts and crafts and the reading corner.

Classroom centers (dramatic play, sensory, arts and crafts, reading) are open for group choices and play

4:15 – 4:45: Afternoon circle; we review the day, read stories, sing songs and plan for the following day at EduKids.

4:45 – 6:00: Your child enjoys quiet activities prior to returning home.

Our program closes at 6:00 P.M.