Three-year-olds enjoy using their senses and motor skills to explore the world and are highly curious about unfamiliar things. They gather information using all their sensory skills. At this age, children love finger play like pounding and squeezing clay, shaking rhythm instruments and scribbling. They are developing motor skills at this point in life as well.
Our preschool recognizes the needs of three-year-olds and has developed a curriculum that is comprised of Preschool Palace Curriculum which focuses on sensory, letters, movement, art, and, songs. We supplement this curriculum with Abeka’s Button Bear Math and Writing with Phonics. Click here to see curriculum details.
Unlike the two-year-olds, this group begins to write their names, letters and numbers, and become cognizant of letter sounds. They go deeper in math which includes counting to 100 and adding. They are being groomed to start reading in the four year old room.
At Third Church Preschool, we want our children to be well-rounded so we have included the following enhancement classes once a week:
• Physical Education
• Cooking ( once a month)
Each classroom is designed to stimulate learning in a safe environment. Your child will participate in a range of stimulating experiences from dress up to sensory tables. We know that young children are oriented toward sensory experiences so we have made this an important part of their learning experience. From birth, children have learned about the world by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, and hearing. Sensory play also contributes in crucial ways to brain development. Think of it as “food for the brain.” Stimulating the senses sends signals to children’s brains that help to strengthen neural pathways important for all types of learning. For example, as children explore sensory materials, they develop their sense of touch, which lays the foundation for learning other skills, such as identifying objects by touch, and using fine-motor muscles. The materials children work with at the sand and water table have many sensory attributes — they may be warm or cool, wet or dry, rough or smooth, hard or soft, textured or slimy. Discovering and differentiating these characteristics is a first step in classification, or sorting — an important part of preschoolers’ science learning and discovery.
Each room is decorated with learning material to encourage and promote learning. You will see Alphabet scripture, calendars, letters, shapes and more to stimulate learning.
Your Three-Year-Olds Daily Schedule
8:15 – 8:30 Praise & Worship/Pledges/Bible Lesson/Prayer/Bible Verse
8:30 – 8:55 Gross Motor/Outdoor Play
9:00 – 9:15 Bathroom Break
9:15 – 9:30 Morning Circle Time (Calendar, Jobs, curriculum circle time activity)
9:30 – 9:50 Movement/Sensory/ Create/ Table time – (Alternate Days)
9:50 – 10:10 Writing and Language Arts (letters & Sounds, Recognition/Writing)
10:10 – 10:25 Bathroom Break
10:30 – 10:45 Math(Counting, number recognition/Writing/Colors/Shapes)
10:50 – 11:05 Curriculum Enhancements (Spanish, Music, Science, PE, Fun Activity)- (Alternate Days)
11:10 – 11:25 Bathroom Break
11:30 – 12:20 Lunch
12:20 – 12:35 Bathroom Break
12:40 – 3:00 Storytime/Naptime
3:00 – 3:30 Wake Up/Bathroom Break
3:30 – 4:00 Snack Time (Cooking 3rd Friday)
4:00 – 4:45 Outdoor Play
4:45 – 5:00 Bathroom Break
5:00 – 5:30 Movement or Sensory
5:30 – 6:30 Gym/Aftercare Room