“Our three year olds are bursting with energy and eager to learn. We provide lots of stimuli and permit each child to absorb as much as possible.”
3 Year Old Program
Poko Loko offers full and part-time Basic Preschool programs for our three year olds. Ratios are kept low, one teacher per ten children for three year olds. All meals are provided including breakfast, lunch, and two nutritious snacks. Parents are responsible for providing diapers, wipes, and pull-ups as your child potty trains. Our three year old program is ncreasingly structured to help your child learn socially and cognitively as well as continuing language development. Our theme based daily curriculum will include stories, singing, creative art, letters, numbers, months, picture cards, colors, and shapes. Special guests such as musicians and artistic performers are also part of the three year old curriculum.
Half-day hours include 6:40 am-12 noon; full-day hours include 6:40 am-6:00 pm
Morning Arrival—Child’s Choice—Breakfast (6:40 a.m.– 9:00 a.m.)
As parents drop off their child, a warm welcome awaits. Three year olds are free to explore and interact with the different areas of enrichment that each classroom offers. Cereal and milk for breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m., and if the weather permits they will head outdoors to our playground for some social interaction and gross motor development.
Basic Preschool (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
Our basic preschool program begins each day with circle time. Children are acclimated to a certain daily routine and are expected to participate in all activities. These activities will include daily art projects, reciting the alphabet, months of the year, days of the week, and counting 1-25. The morning ends again with circle time and a special theme related story from the teacher. Every morning, a healthy snack is offered and outdoor playtime is allotted.
Lunch—Nap—Coloring (11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
As noon approaches, the children grow hungry and tired. Our in house chef always prepares a meal that is both balanced and nutritious. After lunch, our three year olds nap on their individual cots for 2-3 hours.
Child’s Choice—Parent Pick Up (2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Every afternoon will begin with another healthy snack. Now that your child is older, we will reinforce our daily curriculum with an afternoon worksheet. When completed, 30 minutes of educational television is provided before the room is opened up to free play and social time. Outdoor play time is also available until your child is picked up.
Communication with parents is very important to Poko Loko as we strongly believe in building and maintaining healthy parent-teacher relationships. Therefore, we encourage both parents and teachers to share concerns, problems, information, and anecdotes verbally on an as needed basis. Our teachers and directors are always available to help out in any way possible. Conferences will also be held twice a year to help evaluate your child’s developmental progress. As always, parents are welcome to visit throughout the day.