Three Year Old Program

Our 3-year-old program, for students turning 3 by September 30th,  offers families a choice in classes for their children. In a comfortable 2 ½ hour timeframe, parents may choose a 2 day morning, 3 day morning, or a 3 day afternoon program.  Two classrooms are available for the morning program, one for potty trained 3-year-olds and a multi-age classroom option for students not potty trained.  For families looking for an extended week, children can be signed up for 5 days.  Children who have had preschool or daycare experience as a 2-year-old may opt for the 3 day class (or the 5 day option) which offers a slightly more expanded program with the additional day(s). The more traditional 2 day program is offered for those children who are just beginning their preschool experience.

Two to three teachers facilitate the morning classes of 15 children each and two teachers lead the afternoon class of 10-12 students. Uppercase letters, colors, numbers 1-10, and shapes are introduced through crafts, games, and manipulatives.

Goals for this age level are geared toward learning:

  • social interactions skills with peers
  • character education
  • learning group dynamics
  • listening skills
  • associative and cooperative play.

Life science, sensory activities and natural environment observations are explored to promote curiosity and open-ended discovery. Center based learning is introduced.

A faith formation program is shared with all classes.  Prayer Bear, singing a Prayer before snack and Chapel Time with Pastor are a part of this program.

Gross motor through outside play, Fit by Five physical activity program, music & movement, Yoga and Brain Gym complete this learning experience for 3-year-olds.