3’s Age Guide
Child must be age 3 by October 31 of the enrollment year.
What Happens In Class?
8:50 Arrival Activities:
Greet teachers, hang up coats and backpacks, check job chart
8:50 – 9:05 Circle Time:
Songs, learning games/activities, theme stories
9:05 – 9:25 Small Groups:
Extension activities that support our developmental goals and objectives
9:25 – 10:25 Learning Centers
- Sensory Tables – sand, beans, water etc.
- Dramatic Play
10:25 – 10:55 Clean up/Wash Hands/Snack
10:55 – 11:10 Outside Activities:
Variety of large muscle activities (balance beam, climbing structures, bikes, balls, push toys, sand toys)
11:10 – 11:15 Closing
Sing goodbye song and wait to be greeted by caregivers
What is learned in the classroom?
In circle time, children participate in activities, educational lessons, role playing, games, songs, dances & more!
During centers time, children play and learn through exploration of the world with sensory materials.
Centers time, encourages children to grow socially and personally when they engage in free play and learn about science, building, literature, imaginative play and much more!
During outdoor play, children develop physical coordination and socialization skills, while enjoying fun on the jungle gym, sandbox, playhouse, trikes, chalk, balls, strollers and more!
Teacher-led small groups focus on fine motor skills, creative and cognitive learning through creating art, participating in fun activities with shapes, colors, letters and numbers.
The 3′s class has 16 children, two licensed teachers, and a co-oping parent. The skill level of both class material and play emphasizes:
- Socialization through small group activities
- Development of fine motor skills
- Following directions
Why Choose the 3’s Program at LNS?
Young children grow in the domains of cognitive growth, physical growth, social growth and emotional growth. These are all developing simultaneously and are equally important. Our curriculum will encourage and develop all of your child’s domains through a variety of teacher-directed activities, child-initiated activities and through a collaboration of teacher/parent activities. We will use songs, chants and rhymes throughout our day as they lay the foundation for reading readiness. Your child will be engaged with concrete materials and manipulatives to help them build pre-math skills. Additionally, we will explore the world around us through our five senses and hands on activities and experiments as we learn science, health and social studies. Reading, music and movement, outdoor play and a variety of art activities will round out our curriculum.