Age-3 Beginners

In the Beginners (Age 3) Early Childhood program, children start to develop the foundation for independent learning, and acquire skills through creative play, projects and activities. Following a daily routine that includes unpacking their backpacks, circle time, morning work, special activities, playtime, rest, afternoon work and dismissal, our Beginners foster a sense of responsibility and pride, which is a fundamental part of the Ranney experience.

The Beginners curriculum provides a variety of experiences centered on development of pre-reading skills, such as letter recognition and early phonetic awareness, counting 1-10, colors, basic shapes, sensory awareness and social-emotional development. Each month, the Beginner students are introduced to a color, shape, number and a set of letters, with a goal of having students identify and recreate shapes, numbers and letters using various media. They also construct simple patterns, group items by color and develop sound/letter recognition skills. The Beginners curriculum incorporates themes, such as Thanksgiving, snowflakes, hearts and caring, and farm animals – activities that are intended to make learning interesting and meaningful.
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Ranney School

235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Tel. 732.542.4777
Our mission is to nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence to inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively, and contribute meaningfully to society. Learn more.