Three Year Old Daily Schedule
9:00 – 9:10 Arrival with Check In & Group Play
9:10 - 9:40 1st Circle Time
Group Play Centers & Art Time Center
9:40 – 10:00 2nd Circle Time
10:00 – 10:25 Group Play
10:25 – 10:55 Bathroom Break, Snack & Quiet Reading
10:55 – 11:15 Large Muscle Time
11:15 – 11:25 Christian Education
11:25 – 11:50 Group Play & Small Muscle Activity
11:50 – 12:00 3rd Circle Time & Closing
Children enrolling in the Three Year Old Class should be 3 years old by September 1st, 2016.
What are the days and times for the Three Year Old Class?
Our Three Year Old Class is three mornings per week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9-12 noon.
Does my child need to be potty trained?
No, potty training is not required. Please include diapers or Pull-Up’s in your child’s backpack if he or she is learning to use the bathroom regularly or for the occasional accident.
How do you share the Christian faith in Preschool?
St. John’s Preschool is part of the Children, Youth and their Families ministry at St. John’s Lutheran Church. We are a Christ-centered preschool where prayers and Christian Education time are part of each day. Holidays, including religious holidays, are celebrated. We do recognize, respect and encourage a culturally diverse experience for all children.
Tell me about your curriculum.
St. John’s Preschool teaches a Playing to Learn curriculum that features activities to facilitate learning and growing. Skills are age-appropriate and are introduced, taught on a daily basis and reinforced throughout the school year. Our teachers guide learning through planned, fun engaging activities that nurture each child’s development in all the ways that are important to them. Our teachers recognize that each child learns at their own rate.
This is a general guideline to St. John’s Three Year Old Class:
Making friends and maintaining friendships, playing cooperatively with other children, turn-taking in play, and participating in social activities.
Language Skills - Expressive
Speaking skills; expressing wants, needs and thoughts verbally, using language to interact with peers, a range of vocabulary, length of typical sentences, using parts of speech such as pronouns, using appropriate words, not filler words, and using speech that can be understood.
Language Skills - Receptive
Listening skills; paying attention in the presence of background noise, recognizing common sounds in the environment, responding to verbal requests, recalling spoken instructions, and following 3-step directions.
Early Literacy Skills
Interest in reading activities, interest in writing their name, and remembering names of letters, primarily letters in their name.
Early Math Skills
Naming numbers, counting in proper sequence, understanding one-to-one correspondence, counting objects accurately, determining which group has more or less and which object comes next, determining patterns, understanding basic time sequence e.g. before and after and time concepts e.g. yesterday, today, tomorrow, and understanding of basic spatial orientation e.g. under, over, up, down.
Small Muscle Skills
Eye-hand coordination, holding and copying with a pencil, crayon or marker, drawing simple shapes e.g. circle, square, and exploring materials of different textures.
Large Muscle Skills
Balance, speed and agility, large muscle coordination, and sense of direction e.g. up, down, beside.
Adjusting to change in routine, functioning independently of adult attention, consistency of behavior and mood, labeling emotions of others, showing a range of emotions, learning to express anger and frustration appropriately, understanding the consequences of behaviors, using planning prior to activities, using words to solve problems with peers, persisting in difficult tasks, and concentrating for brief periods.
Dressing skills e.g. zippers, buttons, shoes, socks.
Following the daily classroom routine, transitioning from one activity to another, and paying attention during group activities.
What is the average class size?
The average class size for our Three Year Old Class is twelve children.
Yes, we always welcome new students throughout the school year based on available openings.
We recognize and work with parents of children with food allergies.
Nutritious foods need to be considered when choosing a snack; suggestions are fruit or vegetables, crackers, cheese, fruit juice or milk. Birthday and holiday snacks may include some sweet treats.
February 26, 2017