3K for All
Children in the 3-K program at The Little Learning Center have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a framework of learning filled with explorations, meaningful discoveries, and collaborative investigations. The 3-K program follows the NYC 3-K for All Interdisciplinary Explorations curriculum which is designed to engage children in comprehensive, in-depth, play-based learning across all domains. The Explorations curriculum is grounded in research on developmental expectations as described in the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework: Ages Birth to Five (ELOF).
For many children, 3-K is the first school experience that they may have. Building a strong foundational understanding of how social contexts and group settings work, and nurturing the unique needs, strengths, and abilities is the overarching focus of the 3-K framework for learning. Children understand how to learn and behave in relation to one another, and make sense of the world around them through an educational lens.
Whether it’s investigating natural Autumn specimens in the Investigation/ Science center through magnifying glasses, building a construction site using sand, soil, and construction vehicles, or producing meaningful reading responses through visual representations, 3-K students have copious opportunities to make meaningful connections to learning and exhibit that knowledge through their own independent work.