March Theme: Transportation, Community Helpers, and the Universe

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”-Carl Sagan

The month of March is for…microcosms and macrocosms! (Ok, those may not be typical preschool vocabulary words, but we are not your typical preschool!) At Georgetown Hill, the scope of learning is huge in March as children explore both the neighborhoods around them AND the great expanse of the universe. Children across our age groups will be connected to the larger world around them through literature, science and sensory explorations, and special visits from community members.

toddler dress up as a firefighter at our daycare center
Children learning about firefighting and fire trucks

During this month:

  • Infants and Toddlers are exploring Things that Go including cars, sailboats, submarines, rocket ships, and hot air balloons
  • Twos are learning about travel and all the modes of transportation people can use to go places
  • Threes are studying Community Helpers to learn more about the people who live and work in our neighborhoods and the important jobs they do (e.g., police officers, firefighters, nurses, doctors, teachers, bus drivers, and construction workers)
  • Pre-Kindergarten classes will be discovering Simple Machines and how we use them in our daily lives to make work easier (e.g., pulleys, levers, inclined planes, etc.)
  • The Trans-Kindergarten group is examining the stars, planets, comets and other wonders of outer space in their Universe study

Check with your child’s teacher if you’re interested in ways to extend your child’s learning at home!

Toddler dressed up as a doctor at our daycare center
child sitting in the bus drivers seat at our childcare center
child playing on equipment at our preschool
Doctor listening to a toddlers heart at our preschool
teacher driving equipment