Three's-BirthdayThe Three’s

Three year olds are no longer toddlers but, at times, they will behave like toddlers and at other times, their language skills and motor skills will deceptively mimic the four year old. This is a distinct period of development with its own unique challenges and accomplishments. Three year olds are usually more cooperative than toddlers, but can easily revert back to toddler behavior when feeling tired or upset.

The Preschool Program and afternoon play periods are designed to encourage the development and practice of self-help skills (dressing, feeding, toileting and washing themselves, as well as picking up toys), fine motor skills (puzzles, pegboards, etc.) and language skills (through poems, rhymes, finger plays and musical activities). As they begin to form relationships with peers, they are given plenty of time to practice their socialization skills through indoor and outdoor play. Creative art is another avenue provided where self-expression and initiative are explored through various materials.

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    The Threes Daily Schedule:

    7:00 – 8:00 Meet and Greet Centers
    8:00 – 8:30 Outside Free Play
    8:30 – 8:45 Wash up
    8:50 – 9:00 Morning Prayer
    9:00 – 9:25 Greeting Circle/Spanish
    9:25 – 9:45 Snack
    9:45 – 9:55 Moving and Learning
    9:55 – 10:10 1st Read Aloud
    10:10 – 11:10 Centers (Math and Literacy Small Group Rotations)
    11:10 – 11:30 Outside Structured Play
    11:30 – 11:45 Discovering God’s Love
    11:45 – 11:55 Bathroom/Wash Up
    11:55 – 12:15 Lunch
    12:15 – 12:35 S.T.R.E.A.M.
    12:35 – 1:05 Art
    1:05 – 1:20 2nd Read Aloud
    1:20 – 1:30 Closing Circle
    1:30 – 1:45 Prepare Mats/Quiet Story
    1:45 – 2:45 Nap
    2:45 – 3:05 Wake Up/Bathroom/Story
    3:10 – 3:25 Snack
    3:25 – 3:55 Scholastic Science
    3:55 – 4:15 Outside Free Play
    4:15 – 4:45 Multicultural Music Exploration
    4:45 – 5:45 Centers
    5:45 – 6:00 Wrap Up/Clean Up/Dismissal