Threes Collaborators

Threes Collaborators

Threes Collaborators is a class for three and four year-olds that meets five mornings or four afternoons per week.

  • Open to children who are 3 years old by August 31
  • 5 Days AM class meets Monday through Friday, 8:45–11:15am
  • 4 Days PM class meets Monday through Thursday, 12:45 – 3:00pm
  • Classes have a maximum of 18 children with two co-teachers and an assistant teacher
  • 3 Days AM – please see our  Twos and Threes Inquirers class
Register for Threes Collaborators

WPSN’s program for 3 year olds is called “Collaborators” because starting collaborative play is a key hallmark of this age group.  At this age, most children start to form relationships and move from parallel play to truly playing together.  The WPSN Threes Collaborators class is designed to maximize this developing social and emotional skill to nurture the key developmental milestones of this age group.

This begins with the start of the school year.  At WPSN we are acutely aware of the importance of a successful beginning at preschool. For this reason we start each school year with a home visit by both teachers to allow children to meet us first in a familiar and safe environment. Our gentle separation process allows for school visits, a near-by parent, if needed, and respects individual differences among children.

Great emphasis during this year is on becoming autonomous. There is nothing better than the feeling of doing something for yourself for the first time, be it putting on your jacket, washing your own hands or telling a classmate that you don’t like something that they are doing! We break down tasks into appropriate steps so that children can feel successful while they are growing. By modeling appropriate language and behavior we help them navigate their “3 year old world.”

While exploring the carefully planned environment designed to promote experience with science, music, movement, art, literature, imaginative and physical play we help children enter into play with each other, gradually building relationships and friendships. It is in these well-guided play experiences that children test ideas, emotions, try out different social roles, and develop a love of learning.