Group 3 is a dynamic Kindergarten readiness program that provides direct instruction of pre-K skills within the joyful and nurturing atmosphere of a play-based classroom. Group 3 teachers work diligently to differentiate their instruction to meet the individual needs of each student, providing the foundation skills required for success in Kindergarten. Social and emotional development is fostered through cooperative play and in small group centers. Our teaching staff works closely with Kindergarten teachers and Pittsford Central School District principals to understand the depth and breadth of experiences and skills required for success at school. Our most important goal; however, is to ignite and foster your child’s love for learning! Some of the core components of the Group 3 AM program include:
-Literacy Concepts: letter recognition/formation, letter/sound association
-Phonemic Awareness: the ESSENTIAL pre-reading skills (rhyming, syllable counting, sound blending and segmentation)
-Mathematical Concepts: number recognition/formation, ordering numbers, patterns, graphing, number sense
-Creative and Critical Thinking: daily art projects, dramatic play, problem-solving-Gross Motor Skills: Weekly P.E. class, daily playground time
-Fine Motor Skills: tracing, cutting, playdough, working with small manipulatives
-Speaking and Listening Skills: weekly sharing time, circle time, dramatic and cooperative play
-Science: inquiry, observations, organizing information (graphs, charts)
-Each Class includes a maximum of 16 students with 2 Co-Teachers, 1 Assistant Teacher and a Working Parent.
-AM Class meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9-11:30.
-PM Class meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 12:15-2:45.
*Group 3 Classes offer a Non Co-Op Option for both AM and PM sessions. The Non Co-Op Option eliminates all Parent Work Days in the classroom. Please note, selection of the Non Co-Op Option DOES NOT include PUNS' Committee Requirement. There is a Committee Buy-Out for families who are interested.**
- MWF AM WITH Co-Op: $1395 Non Co-Op: $1895
- MWF PM WITH Co-Op: $1395 Non Co-Op: $1895
FIVE DAY OPTION: This includes the core class of Group 3 with Bookworms and Young Discoverers Enrichment Classes at a discounted rate.
Five-Day Option WITH Co-Op: $2595 Non Co-Op: $3095