Curriculum Offerings for 3s
Group 2 is a fun-filled and engaging program specially designed for our 3- and 4-year-old students. Group 2 will provide your child with an engaging, play-based preschool experience. Our day is carefully designed around the philosophy that children learn best through active participation and play. We focus on learning the rhythm and routine of the preschool day, positive socialization, and opportunities for both guided and independent play. Academic skills are taught in a developmentally appropriate context, and at each child's unique pace. Independence and choice are fostered through a variety of approaches, in which teachers adapt classroom play experiences to best meet the needs of all learners. Our daily schedule includes a balance of:
Literacy Concepts: letter recognition and formation
Mathematical Concepts: number recognition, counting, patterning
Science Concepts: making predictions, asking questions
Creative and Critical Thinking: daily art projects, dramatic play, problem-solving
Speaking and Listening Skills
Gross and Fine Motor Skills: Weekly P.E. Class, daily playground time; playdough, cutting, working with small manipulatives
Cooperative and Independent Play
The Group 2 class consists of a maximum of 16 students, with 2 teachers and 2 working parents. It meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:15 am to 11:45 am.
Bookworms Literature Course
The Bookworms program is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the exciting world of children’s literature. Children’s books have long been proven to stimulate, expand, and nurture the imagination. Books expose children to a wide variety of characters and experiences, and help bring history to life. The Bookworms program encompasses many of the different genres found in children’s literature, varying in theme and focus, as well as exposes children to literary concepts such as: author and illustrator, parts of a book, story elements (plot, character, etc.), and much more. The PUNS Bookworm class is designed as a rotating curriculum, offering children the opportunity to participate in the class in consecutive years. At PUNS, we think Dr. Seuss said it best: “The more you read the more things you know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go!”
The Bookworms course is a Non-Cooperative program (meaning there are no working parents) and consists of a teaching team of 2 to 3 teachers. Children in this class must be currently enrolled in the Group 2 program or of equivalent age. This course meets Tuesdays from 9:15 am to 11:45 am.
Young Discoverers Science Course
Young Discoverers is a preschool science enrichment class where children learn basic scientific concepts in a fun, developmentally appropriate environment. Through interesting units of study, children will develop skills such as, observing, measuring, predicting, classifying, and communicating. We will use the steps of the scientific method to aid us on our journey through various science-based topics. Students will be given the opportunity to use these steps as they participate in hands-on, developmentally appropriate science experiments. The PUNS science class is designed as a rotating curriculum, offering children the opportunity to participate in the class in consecutive years. The Young Discoverers program is a fantastic way to jump-start your child’s interest in the scientific world!
The Young Discoverers course is a Non-Cooperative program (meaning there are no working parents) and consists of a teaching team of 2 to 3 teachers. Children in this class must be currently enrolled in the Group 2 program or of equivalent age. This course meets Thursdays from 9:15 am to 11:45 am.
Enrollment Options for 3s
Students can choose to enroll for in the 3-day core Group 2 class, either enrichment class or any combination thereof.
Tuition for the 2018-19 school year is:
3-DAY OPTION: Group 2 ONLY (M/W/F) — $1,395
2-DAY OPTION: Enrichment Class Only (Bookworms & Young Discoverers) — $1,050 for full-year enrollment OR $575 for fall or spring enrollment only
1-DAY OPTION: ONE Enrichment Class Only (Bookworms OR Young Discoverers) — $575 for full-year enrollment OR $300 for fall or spring enrollment only
Registration Information for 3s
If you are interested in registering for the 2018-19 school year, please contract our Registrar.