3 year old program

Our 3-year-old program, for students turning 3 by September 30th, offers families a traditional 2.5 hour time frame in either a 2, 3, or 5 day program.  Each option has a minimum teacher:student ratio of 8:1, with the morning classes with a maximum of 15 students, the afternoon Fireflies a maximum of 8 students and the afternoon Monkeys class a maximum of 16-20 students.


The daily schedule follows a play-based curriculum and includes:

  1. Outdoor exploration on our newly renovated playground
  2. Social Skills incorporating the Choose Love curriculum
  3. Mindfulness, Yoga, Brain Gym
  4. Faith Formation through snack prayer, bible stories, and Chapel Time
  5. Music and Art
  6. Language Arts, Math and Science, Gardening
  7. Fine and Gross Motor Skills


Families may choose from the 2 day, 3 day am, 3 day pm, or combination for a 5 day program.  Optional Add-ons offer greater flexibility to build a schedule that fits your needs.

  • froggies - monday & thursday

    9:00-11:30

    Optional Add-ons:

    8:30 Early Drop Off

    11:30-12:30 Lunch Bunch

    12:30-3:00 Fireflies Extended Day

    3:00-3:30 Late Pick Up

  • puppies - tuesday, wednesday & friday

    9:00-11:30

    Optional Add-ons:

    8:30 Early Drop Off

    11:30-12:30 Lunch Bunch

    12:30-3:00 Fireflies Extended Day

    3:00-3:30 Late Pick Up

  • monkeys or Fireflies - tuesday, wednesday, Thursday  12:30-3:00

    Optional Add-ons:

    11:30-12:30 Lunch Bunch

    3:00-3:30 Late Pick Up

    The afternoon classes are multi-age groups with children aged 3-4 as of September 30.

3 year developmental milestones

Social Emotional Development

  • Demonstrates ability to separate from parents
  • Adjusts to new situations
  • Begins to recognize and label own feelings
  • Connects with teachers as a trusted adult
  • Engages in simple interactions with peers
  • Learns early social skills
  • Engages in imaginative play

Self-Care & Personal Responsibility

  • Able to wash hands on his/her own
  • Indicates need to go to the bathroom and needs decreasing assistance
  • Is able to drink from a cup and feed self with fork or spoon
  • Choose from several activity options
  • Demonstrates respect and care for classroom materials
  • Participates in clean up with decreasing guidance
  • Participates in group activities
  • Follows classroom routines

Fine Motor

  • Manipulates objects with increasing control
  • Begins to attempt cutting with scissors
  • Makes several basic strokes with a marker

Gross Motor

  • Demonstrates basic large motor skills (running, jumping, hopping)
  • Walks up and down stairs
  • Begins to balance
  • Begins to throw and catch balls

Cognitive Development

  • Observes and examines objects
  • Begins to show problem solving skills
  • Recognizes & names basic colors and 3 or more shapes
  • Begins to understand position words
  • Sorts objects by color, shape or size
  • Rote counts to 10 and begins to count objects

Language Skills

  • Uses words to express needs
  • Speech is understandable to most of the time
  • Communicates in sentences
  • Answers questions with more than yes or no
  • Listens to stories
  • Participates in songs and movement activities
  • Understands and follows simple directions

what makes us a quality program?

  • Trained and state-credentialed teaching staff
  • Staff trained through Mindful Schools
  • Developmental Education Program
  • Communication through eNews, daily notes, email and Facebook group
  • Faith Formation Program
  • Parenting Classes
  • Volunteer Opportunities