Three-Year-Old Program

Free Full Day 3-K for All

Richmond Hill Children’s Center is an approved Department of Education Free Full Day 3-K for All provider. The program is free for all children born in 2017.

Three-year-olds are very curious and constantly searching for new information. They are becoming more independent, have greater self-esteem, and are open to new experiences and learning. Three-year-olds have a greater awareness of the world around them and their ability to affect things in it. At Richmond Hill Children’s Center, we believe that it is our responsibility to provide our students with a positive initial learning experience in preparation for early success and school readiness.
 
RHCC’s 3-K Curriculum provides our students with a high-quality early childhood education program.  It is divided into 3 units which are designed to align with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, where learning takes place through play. Classroom
structure and activities provide the children with opportunities to play, explore, discover, and problem-solve, paying special attention to their social/emotional development. Through play, the children gather new information and learn new skills. Scheduled activities help to
develop social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and playing cooperatively. Our goal is to help the children become problem solvers and develop a love of lifelong learning.
 
Special attention is paid to the fact that each child enters the program with varying degrees of abilities and that each child develops at a different rate. Teachers adjust the activities accordingly to meet their student’s individual needs, with the end goal being to ensure that
each child is exposed to the skills they will need to succeed in school
Through play, the children gather new information and learn new skills. Scheduled activities help to develop social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and playing cooperatively. Our goal is to help the children become problem solvers and develop a love of lifelong learning.