THREE YEAR OLDS

Terrific Threes

About The Frogs Class

The three year old class at Binkley Preschool is a place for children to play, explore and learn. Emphasis is placed on the development of social skills, self help skills and fine and gross motor skills.

As we play we learn to share, take turns and use words to communicate our needs and wants and to solve conflicts. Through theme based units we encourage creativity and exploration.

Our typical day consists of:

  • Circle time
  • Center play
  • Art activities
  • Story time
  • Sharing time
  • Snack
  • Music/movement/drama
  • Outside play

Children are encouraged to participate in activities that enhance their skills while also establishing friendships with classmates. The threes have the opportunity to participate in music class with Mrs. Alberda, every week!

Frogs’ Class Units

  • Family
  • Self
  • Pets
  • Holidays
  • Fire Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Polar Animals
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Plants
  • Farm

Meet the Teacher

Elizabeth Geier first came to Binkley as a parent in 2014, with children in the 2’s and 4’s class, and it has been a constant place of joy and learning for her since.  She started teaching as a 2’s assistant in 2016 and enjoyed teaching preschool so much, she was delighted to have the opportunity to become the 3’s lead in 2020. Mrs. Geier loves exploring each day through the eyes of a child, experiencing the excitement  and pure joy of a 3 year old while helping them navigate the challenges of the world around them. Mrs. Geier has a Masters in Art Education and has worked previously as an art teacher. She currently lives in Carrboro with her husband and 3 children. She loves rock climbing, restoring furniture and art activities of any kind. Most of all she loves her Binkley students and families!

Lindsey Bennett came to Binkley Preschool as a parent of a 2 year old in 2016. Soon after she joined the Binkley Preschool Parent Board, serving as Secretary and then Chair. When an assistant teaching position opened this year, Lindsey quickly jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the Binkley Family. Lindsey majored in English and Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and received her Nursing Degree from Carolinas College of Health Sciences. She substitute taught in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro School District and she practiced as a Pediatric RN for many years. Mrs. Bennett is thankful that her children and she have been able to experience such a wonderful preschool.

Kim Prejs

Threes Teacher

Elizabeth Geier

Threes Lead

Lindsey Bennett

Threes Assistant

Erin Leonard

Threes Assistant