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Elam Hearts and Hands

at Elam United Methodist Church
1073 Smithbridge Rd

Glen Mills, PA 19342


Phone: 610-459-2911

Fax:  610-459-3588


Kelly Forwood, Director

Elam Hearts and Hands



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Three Year Old Program


3 day, Monday/Wednesday/Friday






Daily Schedule



9:00am Arrival


9:15am Circle Time

(Pledges, Calendar, Weather, Theme Discussions)


9:30am Outdoor/Gym Time and Snack


10:15am Free Choice Time

(Play Time and Table Time Activities)


11:45am Closing Circle

(Story, Devotion, Prayer, Good-bye Song)


12:00pm Dismissal







Circle Time:


Circle time includes many activities:  A morning prayer, Helping Hand chart, the Pledge of Allegiance, Our School Pledge, calendar and weather.  It also includes story time, music and movement, as well as songs and discussion depending on the theme or season.



Table Time Activities:


The children will have the opportunity to participate in the following tables during free choice time:  Cut and Color, Messy, Creative Learning, and the Discovery Table. Students will explore, experiment, and discover new ways to show self expression. They will work with crayons, markers, paints, paper, pencils, scissors and other manipulatives to develop fine motor skills, create art, discover and problem solve. 



Free Choice Play Time: 


Play time is a very important social part of the program. Children learn to problem solve, work in a group, use their imaginations, and find appropriate ways to communicate.  



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