DAY CARE

3-K PROGRAM

3k, offer early care and education in a home setting by a licensed, qualified child care provider. 3-K children are served in mixed-age groups with other children from birth to four years old. 3-K for All provides free, full-day, we provide high-quality early childhood education for three-year-olds.

WHAT IS DAY CARE?


Daycare, is a childcare option from 6 weeks to 12 years of age,  that allows parents to drop off their children during the day for care, supervision, and learning. Many daycare centers are national or regional chains, and some are privately owned. Daycares can be run in-home, run by a single person.

DAY CARE SCHEDULE

8:00 SCHOOL IS OPEN; TABLE TOYS, QUIET ACTIVITIES 8:30- 8:40    BATHROOM, PREPARE FOR BREAKFAST
8:40 – 9:15    BREAKFAST SERVED FAMILY STYLE
9:15 – 9:45   CIRCLE TIME/READ ALOUD:   Greeting, Alphabet song and Counting in English, Spanish and ASL, Show and Tell, Calendar, Weather, Mini Lesson
9:45 – 10:30  CLASSWORK: Response to Literacy, Journal, Academic Worksheets
10:30 – 11:00  CIRCLE TIME:   Music and Movement, Mini Lesson, Whole Group Reading/Writing Activity
11:00 – 11:30 BATHROOM, PREPARE FOR LUNCH
11:30 – 12:00 LUNCH: Served family style in the classroom
12:00 – 2:00    NAP
2:00 – 2:30    READ ALOUD AND BATHROOM
2:30 – 3:00    RESPONSE TO LITERACY, PREPARE FOR SNACK
3:00 – 3:30   SNACK:   Served family style in the classroom
3:30 – 4:45  CLASSWORK:   Vocabulary building, Science activity, Craft
4:45 – 5:00    CIRCLE TIME:   Closing circle discussion about the day, Pack up belongings, bathroom
5:00 – 6:00    TABLE TOYS/DISMISSAL

BREAKFAST

Breakfast will be served at 8:30am. This will consist of at least two of the following: Milk or Milk Product, Vegetable/Fruit/Juice 100%, Whole Grain or Enriched Bread or Cereal.

LUNCH

Lunch will be served at 11:20am. This meal will consist of Protein Enriched Food,(Meat Product, Cheese, Egg, Grains etc), Fruit and Vegetable, Whole Wheat or Enriched Bread Products and 2% Vitamin D Pasteurized Milk.

AFTERNOON SNACK

Afternoon Snack will be served at 3:00pm. This will consist of at least two of the following: Milk or Milk Product, Fruit or 100% Fruit Juice, Vegetable or other Protein, Whole Grain or Enriched Bread Cereal.
Meals will be planned monthly by the Administrator.

ASD

Autism spectrum disorder is a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child's ability to communicate and interact with others. It also includes restricted repetitive behaviors, interests and activities. These issues cause significant impairment in social, occupational and other areas of functioning.

The official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

POSSIBLE CAUSES

Autism spectrum disorder has no single known cause. Given the complexity of the disorder, and the fact that symptoms and severity vary, there are probably many causes. Both genetics and environment may play a role.

Genetic problems. Several different genes appear to be involved in autism spectrum disorder. For some children, autism spectrum disorder can be associated with a genetic disorder, such as Rett syndrome or fragile X syndrome.

For others, genetic changes may make a child more susceptible to autism spectrum disorder or create environmental risk factors. Still other genes may affect brain development or the way that brain cells communicate, or they may determine the severity of symptoms. Some genetic problems seem to be inherited, while others happen spontaneously.