The three-year-old pre-kindergarten classroom is hands-on and arranged in a way that promotes interactive learning and encourages children to experiment with new learning activities. In the classroom, students are encouraged to develop social skills that will enable them to become successful learners. Active exploration and creativity are encouraged while developmentally appropriate subject matter is integrated into the work to introduce phonological awareness and number concepts. Weekly and monthly themes promote social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth and are planned with the child’s interests in mind. Each child’s own personal rate of development is accepted and expected. Independence is encouraged in a safe and nurturing environment. The positive learning environment provides the opportunity for each child to reach his/her maximum growth potential during the course of the year. Students in our three-year-old program must be three years old by October 1 and must be potty-trained. Riverhill’s Pre K3 class is fully licensed by the Alabama State Department of Human Resources.