Welcome to our 3-year-old program!

Our 3-Year-Old program focuses on school readiness with a structured daily schedule that teaches social skills, listening skills and respect for our friends. Our team helps to strengthen each child’s decision making and self-help skills in a safe supportive environment. You will see caregivers sitting with your child in teacher-led activities such as puzzles, learning games, and hands-on activities. Large group time is a priority that helps your child learn to be a part of a group and also gives them an opportunity to express themselves. We will do our best to individualize our program to meet the needs of your child’s development.

Activities include music and movement, outdoor play, practical life and sensory activities, arts and crafts, story and sharing times, dramatic play, and lots of laughter. We strive to meet your child’s physical, intellectual, social, and emotional needs. We feel children learn best in a loving, organized, natural learning environment. Your child will learn something new every day by being a part of our extended family. Your child will learn important values such as patience, sharing, responsibility, compassion for self and others, communication, and teamwork. Your child will also learn how to paint, play with dough, cut with scissors, color with crayons, and the beginning stages of reading. Your child will always be encouraged to use his/her imagination while creating artwork, manipulating his/her own ideas and thoughts on paper, or other concrete materials.

The 3-year-old classroom is set up to allow your child to involve themselves in independent decision making in their classroom. The children can explore dramatic play, craft activities, and discover with our hands-on tables.

Saftey & Training

Our team, made up of highly passionate and qualified caregivers, is certified in CPR and First Aid training. Our teachers take a personal responsibility to keep updated on training that impacts this age group. Hearts & Minds inspects the safety of the program’s environment and keeps our facility clean and neat.

Communications

Hearts & Minds knows how important it is to keep the parents involved in their child’s daily activities, development, and milestones. That’s why we provide you with the following:

  • Daily verbal interaction from the teacher about your child’s day.
  • The building of personal relationships with each family.
  • Encouraging daily/weekly calls or emails from parents to our team to support communication.
  • Open door facility; we promote parent visits to our facility at any time to observe or participate in their child’s day.
A.M. Schedule
9:00-9:15 Arrival Time, Table Toys
9:15-9:45 Large Motor Room/Outside Playground
9:45-10:00 Bathroom and Wash Hands
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-10:35 Circle Time: Pray, Bible Verse, introduce theme, read theme related stories
10:35-10:55 Main Craft, teacher led activities, song time
10:55-11:20 Learning Centers
11:20-11:30 Bathroom, Wash Hands
11:30-11:45 Whole Group Learning Time
11:45 Dismiss AM class, start Lunch Pals
P.M. Schedule
11:45-12:15 Lunch Pals
12:20-12:30 Dance Time, Theme Song, Movement Activities
12:30-12:45 Bathroom and Hand Washing
12:45-1:30 Art: main craft and extra craft/Teacher led table games
1:30-2:00 Large Motor Room/Outside Playground
2:00-2:15 Snack
2:15-3:00 Rest Time and Dismissal
We are not allowed to put sunscreen on your child. Please apply sunscreen before your child joins us for the day.

3-year-old (first pink room)

  • Community Snacks. All snacks must be peanut free! Here are some ideas of what you could bring: Fruit snacks, Graham crackers, dried fruit, cheese crackers, Ritz crackers, boxed cereal, vanilla wafers, veggies straws, pretzels or teddy grahams.
  • Your child will have two coat hooks next to each other located in the hall. Please place coats, backpacks, and nap items (for the afternoon only) on the hook. It is easier if nap items are in a bag or in their backpack. There isn’t an abundance of room, so please limit the size of nap items.
  • We ask you to take their nap items home each night not only for cleanliness but we are a multi-facility and have programming in the evenings as well.
  • Please LABEL all items…coats, backpacks, blankets, pillow pets, etc.
  • If your child stays for lunch, please label their lunch box and they will bring their lunchbox into the room with them. Each room has a refrigerator to hold lunches.
  • If your child is not yet potty trained, please place diapers or pull-ups/change of clothes in a labeled Ziploc. We will keep them in their rooms. We ask that you utilize pull-ups that open on both sides for convenience.
  • Children in any of our Mom’s Day Out rooms do not need to be potty trained. However, we encourage you to look for signs of readiness to begin the toilet training process. We will work with you toward achieving this goal. Again, please use pull-ups that open on both sides. This helps makes bathroom time go smoother and quicker.

Check-in process

Your children will be in a completely locked area during their stay with us. Doors will be locked after arrival time. If you arrive after that time, you will be let in by the front desk manager.

EVERYONE will need to sign in AND sign out your children. This will ensure we have accurate attendance records for safety and licensing requirements. You will be responsible to stop at the front desk area at drop-off time and pick up time to sign in/out your child and you are required to walk your child to their classroom after you’ve signed in.

The sign-ins have a column for who will be picking up your child. If this changes throughout the day, please notify the front desk manager by calling the church office or emailing at hearts&minds@westwoodchurch.net If we don’t recognize or if the name is not on your enrollment form, we will ID the individual.

Classroom

The 3-year-old classroom is set up to allow your child to involve themselves in independent decision making in their classroom. The children can explore dramatic play, craft activities, and discover with our hands-on tables.

Saftey & Training

Our team, made up of highly passionate and qualified caregivers, is certified in CPR and First Aid training. Our teachers take a personal responsibility to keep updated on training that impacts this age group. Hearts & Minds inspects the safety of the program’s environment and keeps our facility clean and neat.

Communications

Hearts & Minds knows how important it is to keep the parents involved in their child’s daily activities, development, and milestones. That’s why we provide you with the following:

  • Daily verbal interaction from the teacher about your child’s day.
  • The building of personal relationships with each family.
  • Encouraging daily/weekly calls or emails from parents to our team to support communication.
  • Open door facility; we promote parent visits to our facility at any time to observe or participate in their child’s day.
Schedule
A.M. Schedule
9:00-9:15 Arrival Time, Table Toys
9:15-9:45 Large Motor Room/Outside Playground
9:45-10:00 Bathroom and Wash Hands
10:00-10:15 Snack
10:15-10:35 Circle Time: Pray, Bible Verse, introduce theme, read theme related stories
10:35-10:55 Main Craft, teacher led activities, song time
10:55-11:20 Learning Centers
11:20-11:30 Bathroom, Wash Hands
11:30-11:45 Whole Group Learning Time
11:45 Dismiss AM class, start Lunch Pals
P.M. Schedule
11:45-12:15 Lunch Pals
12:20-12:30 Dance Time, Theme Song, Movement Activities
12:30-12:45 Bathroom and Hand Washing
12:45-1:30 Art: main craft and extra craft/Teacher led table games
1:30-2:00 Large Motor Room/Outside Playground
2:00-2:15 Snack
2:15-3:00 Rest Time and Dismissal
We are not allowed to put sunscreen on your child. Please apply sunscreen before your child joins us for the day.
What To Know

3-year-old (first pink room)

  • Community Snacks. All snacks must be peanut free! Here are some ideas of what you could bring: Fruit snacks, Graham crackers, dried fruit, cheese crackers, Ritz crackers, boxed cereal, vanilla wafers, veggies straws, pretzels or teddy grahams.
  • Your child will have two coat hooks next to each other located in the hall. Please place coats, backpacks, and nap items (for the afternoon only) on the hook. It is easier if nap items are in a bag or in their backpack. There isn’t an abundance of room, so please limit the size of nap items.
  • We ask you to take their nap items home each night not only for cleanliness but we are a multi-facility and have programming in the evenings as well.
  • Please LABEL all items…coats, backpacks, blankets, pillow pets, etc.
  • If your child stays for lunch, please label their lunch box and they will bring their lunchbox into the room with them. Each room has a refrigerator to hold lunches.
  • If your child is not yet potty trained, please place diapers or pull-ups/change of clothes in a labeled Ziploc. We will keep them in their rooms. We ask that you utilize pull-ups that open on both sides for convenience.
  • Children in any of our Mom’s Day Out rooms do not need to be potty trained. However, we encourage you to look for signs of readiness to begin the toilet training process. We will work with you toward achieving this goal. Again, please use pull-ups that open on both sides. This helps makes bathroom time go smoother and quicker.

Check-in process

Your children will be in a completely locked area during their stay with us. Doors will be locked after arrival time. If you arrive after that time, you will be let in by the front desk manager.

EVERYONE will need to sign in AND sign out your children. This will ensure we have accurate attendance records for safety and licensing requirements. You will be responsible to stop at the front desk area at drop-off time and pick up time to sign in/out your child and you are required to walk your child to their classroom after you’ve signed in.

The sign-ins have a column for who will be picking up your child. If this changes throughout the day, please notify the front desk manager by calling the church office or emailing at hearts&minds@westwoodchurch.net If we don’t recognize or if the name is not on your enrollment form, we will ID the individual.

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