3-Year-Old Class

Daily Routine and Class

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9AM – 1PM

Daily Routine


Welcome children, find cubbies and take care of backpacks, lunch and coats. Manipulative toys are placed around the room and are used to help develop fine motor skills. Often Miss Donna will use this time to work with individuals or small groups on different activities that go along with monthly topics. Miss Wendy will assist children with puzzles and games and will help guide sharing and a friendly play environment.


Clean up and Welcome song


Circle Time

During this time we introduce the jobs and helpers, say the Pledge of Allegiance, talk about the weather,calendar activities and discuss the day’s activities. Stories are read at this time, use of flannel board and large group discussions. The children are learning to sit still, take turns and listen to others.


Tuesday – set up for snack and class show and tell (1/2 class)

Thursday – set up for snack and music


Snack/Look Books


Recess on nice days, music and movement on indoor days


Center Time/Dramatic Play

The children work in small groups with Miss Wendy to complete an art project using a variety of art mediums and techniques. They are learning to listen and follow directions. Miss Donna will work on a project relating to the monthly topics: shapes, colors and/or numbers. This time is used to develop a new skill or assess those already introduced.


Tuesday – Hand washing, show & tell

Thursday – Library




Literature, Games, Extra Time Outside


Closing, Dismissal

3 Year Old Objectives

Social and Emotional Development

  • Learn to be away from parents for an extended period of time
  • Learn a school routine
  • Learn to interact and cooperate with other children in a large group setting
  • Build confidence and self esteem
  • Learn to maintain self-control and turn taking
  • Begin to develop listening skills and follow directions
  • Develop positive relationship with adults

Physical Development

  • Participate in activities and games utilized to enhance gross motor skills.
  • Be exposed to many different art materials that help develop motor skills.
  • Be exposed to manipulative items/educational materials to develop fine motor skills.
  • Experience drawing and cutting with a purpose.

Academic / Cognitive Skills

  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Numbers 1-10
  • Recognizes name
  • Similarities and differences
  • Categorizing
  • Positional Concepts (over-under, in-out, up-down)
  • 1 to 1 correspondence
  • Rhymes
  • Creative art projects
  • Science
  • Literature