3 Year-Old Class

Peaceful Heart Preschool

3 year-old class


This program offers an introduction to being in school.  Children can increase independence, friendship skills, emotional awareness, motor skills (helps the brain develop too!) and a start exploring a fun, pressure-free introduction to academics.   

Children must be potty independent and turn 3 years old by September 15 to enroll in this program.

The "Nuts and Bolts"

* One class of up to 10 children led by Jess Matthiae, the owner of Peaceful Heart LLC.  An assistant/apprentice joins us as well.
* Class operates Wednesday mornings -  9:30 - 12:30.  We follow the public school calendar (Sept - mid June)    
* A Mixed Age group (3 yr old class and 4/5 yr old class) on Mondays is an optional 2nd day:  9:30 - 12:30  (with enough interest)
* Tuition:  $80/month for 1 day per week;  $160/month for 2 days per week.
* Call or Email Jess for more information!  Application forms for the 2016 school year can be found HERE

Sample Daily Schedule

9:30 - Arrival Art Activity-  This may include coloring, cutting, gluing or playdough.

10:00 - Morning Circle and Lesson (later in the year) - Our routines and daily rhythm put in place:  We may sing a good morning song, make some yoga shapes, take a few, fun yoga breaths, count, move and dance to music around our circle rug or share stories.  As the year progresses, we might meet a letter character, act out his/her story, sing a song, practice counting or focus on a specific subject area (science, art, animals, music).

10:30 - Yoga - We will move and breathe and learn body awareness through games, music, play, acting out letters, teamwork, yoga poses, balance, focus, strength building, relaxation and more!  We might do poses as a story, dance to a song with animal poses built in or they may create their own new yoga postures!

11:00 - Snack Organic, healthy snack provided.  Bathroom, wash hands, sit together and take a breath to settle and relax our bodies and minds.  We eat all together and practice healthy social skills by passing bowls of food around the table.  A community event full of stories and laughter. 

11:15 - Play -  The kids get to explore the classroom (arts and crafts, play kitchen, doll house, building materials and more). The children's main arena of work in preschool is social and emotional development, so during this child-led time, the kids get to test out their skills! Basic activities and materials are always available (crayons, paper, puzzles, books) and other options circulate in based on our monthly theme or to offer a new challenge. I will give input and guidance individually or with small groups of children. Both academically and socially, I will offer new ideas, encourage, assist and step back as necessary depending on what is best for each child and situation at the time. During this time children can feel empowerment and ownership over their activities, interactions and choices. Seeds are planted and I continue to guide and be present, but the children are making the choices.

12:15 - Story

12:25 - 12:30 - Closing Circle - Review what we learned, take a moment to reflect, say what we're grateful for, sing a song that brings us together so we can say meaningful goodbyes.