Three Year Olds
The program for our "inquisitive" three year olds
continues to develop based upon learning from our previous
age groups. We provide an environment for our three year
olds to safely run, skip, jump and explore. There is a focus
of not only reciting the alphabets and counting numbers,
but also ensuring that our three year olds can identify
letters and numbers. The identification of new colors, putting
on clothes and tying shoes are also taught.
Age appropriate manners and etiquette are introduced in
this program. "Please" and "thank-you" are used frequently
by our staff to encourage the use of these words by our
Our children focus on sorting items, developing the concept
of size through sequencing, understanding the concept of
time as in day and night; today, yesterday and tomorrow;
before and after. The introduction of clocks and the basics
regarding how to tell time are presented to our three year
olds. We begin to teach them the days of the weeks.
Our teachers focus on children learning to spell their name
and being able to identify their name when they see it in
writing. They began teaching our children to write the letters
that make up their name. In addition, children will know
their age, what the number of their age looks like, their
parent's name, etc.
The building of language skills from previous age group
is continued. At this age, children ask a lot of questions.
We frequently engage our children in conversation; including
listening to them and making sure that we respond to their
questions. We continue to enthusiastically read to them
and provide fun through engaging audio and picture books.
Our children are able to spend time on age appropriate computer
based games and activities that will help introduce them
to computer technology and help with language, reading and
Children also begin to socialize or interact with other
children at this age. They are encouraged to be courteous
to other children, and they are taught the concepts of taking
turns and sharing.
Parents will receive a daily status of their child's day.
This status gives a general description of their child's
disposition during the day, any developmental milestones
and any other pertinent information that the teacher deems
beneficial to the parent.