3-4 Years Program

“At Happy Days, there were always stimulating activities going on for the kids. Frequently, I would receive unsolicited comments about what my girls did during the day, and I always felt that the caregivers were all genuinely interested in their progress and achievements.” ~ Alex

3-4 Years Program

The 3-4 Years program was designed to fulfill the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of your three-to-four year-old. Our teachers see and treat each child as a unique personality who requires help, support, and guidance to reach his or her maximum potential at his or her own pace.

Our program goes beyond California requirements to boast an incredible 1:8 teacher-to-child ratio. Our dedicated teachers assist in the development of interpersonal relationships by placing the children in groups of 3-4. Small groups promote teamwork and help the children learn to interact positively with others, while maintaining the child’s individuality.

Broadening of language skills is achieved through storybook reading
as well as comprehensive and dramatic play. We nurture development of the imagination with drama classes. A variety of arts and crafts are taught such as ceramics, paper maché, painting, drawing, and sculpting.

In order to develop coordination skills, children are introduced to physical education, music and movement activities, and games. Group lessons and theme based individual learning centers teach science, math, phonics, culture, and a variety of other topics throughout the year.

Hands-on learning is highly encouraged. Children are active in learning centers such as math, language, sensorial and practical life.

3-4 Years Program - Children playing with blocks

As part of our curriculum, we emphasize good manners and consideration towards others. As such, we use positive reinforcement methods such as a ticket reward chart to reward good behavior as an alternative to traditional time outs.

We provide many opportunities for parent participation in the program. Classroom parties, field trips, cultural celebrations, parades, and workshops are a sample of those activities that bring school and family together.