THREE/FOURS 3-4 years

Programs

THREE/FOURS – 3.5 – 4 years

Through exploration and play, children grow as independent learners and caring, confident friends. Each week includes music, gardening, art and block building, as well as outdoor play and instrument introductions.

THREE/FOURS AM | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Monday – Friday

THREE/FOURS PM | 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Monday – Friday

FULL-DAY THREE/FOURS | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Monday – Friday

A Day In The Life

Older three- and younger four-year-olds begin each day with a lively meeting conversation.  Led by their teacher, it is designed to stretch their thinking and ignite new curiosity.  Topics vary with children’s interests:   How do snails eat? What does it mean to ‘celebrate’? How many seeds do you think are in this apple? Who remembers what ingredients we used to make bread?

Whether their day is three or six hours, it is rich in opportunities for concrete discovery and thoughtful activity. Carrie helps Loren create a shape pattern. Zach mixes red and yellow paint. Angie builds a tall block tower. Lucy watches as a snail nibbles on a leaf. Cameron and Josh play family.

Through these firsthand exploratory experiences, children grow as independent learners and caring friends. They work on their own and in small groups, with a teacher and independently. In addition to classroom projects, preschoolers enjoy lively drum circles, music and movement classes and community sing-alongs. They travel to the garden and sit in on a band rehearsal.

Because teachers respond sensitively to each and every preschooler, because they know that play is the work of young children, and because they encourage inquiry and resourcefulness, the classroom environment is vibrant, caring and creative.

Related Music & Movement Classes 3/4s Morning Class

Pre-Ballet

Ages 2.5 – 4 years

This introductory class engages young dancers in the language of movement and ballet. Children build their sense of spatial awareness, alignment, and musicality through lively, imaginative activities. Class includes piano accompanist.

Wednesday | 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. | $800/$1,560

Music Makers

Ages 1 to 3 years with an adult

Toddler parents enjoy this natural, joyful way to share their love of music with their children. Everyone joins in – moving, tapping and responding to rhythms. Taught by instructor Cathy Guy.

Saturday | 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. | $800/$1,560

Ages 2 to 4 years

Experimenting with voice, movement, and percussive instruments, listening carefully to sounds and patterns, children continue their exciting musical journey with Cathy. The class is for children only.

Saturday | 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. | $800/$1,560

Preschool Instrument Program

3.5 – 4 years

Older preschoolers have the rare opportunity to study an instrument during their school day. Families enroll for weekly individual lessons taught by Third Street Music School instructors. This program is offered at a reduced fee for currently enrolled preschoolers.

Related Music & Movement Classes 3/4s Afternoon Class

Movement With Mik

Ages 2.5 – 4 years

These unique and creative classes spark young imaginations through music, movement and storytelling. Live piano accompanist.

Thursday | 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. | $800/$1,560

Piano Party

Ages 2.5 – 3 with an adult

A fun beginning piano class for our youngest musicians! Children spend class singing together, playing musical games, drumming and trying out their songs on the piano. By the end of the semester, children will sing and play such songs as “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Hot Cross Buns.” Though designed as a prelude course to individual Suzuki lessons, this is a wonderful preparation for all piano methods.

Thursday | 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $720/$1,400

Preschool Instrument Program

3.5 – 4 years

Older preschoolers have the rare opportunity to study an instrument during their school day. Families enroll for weekly individual lessons taught by Third Street Music School instructors. This program is offered at a reduced fee for currently enrolled preschoolers.