Three Year Old Daily Schedule


 9:00 – 9:10  Teacher Greeting & Children Check In


 9:10 - 9:40  Centers, Teacher Led Group, Art & Rainbow Table

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 9:40 – 10:00  Circle Time


10:00 – 10:25  Free Play & Rainbow Table


10:25 – 10:30  Clean Up & Snack Set Up

10:30 – 10:45  Bathroom Break & Snack 

10:45 – 10:55  Book Time



10:55 – 11:05  Christian Education


11:05 – 11:25  Free Play & Rainbow TableSJP 3K_2017


11:25 – 11:50 

Monday & Wednesday - Large Muscle Time & 4's Class Play Group

Friday - Teacher Led Group 


 11:50 – 12:00  Circle Time & Goodbye


What is the age requirement for the Three Year Old Class?

Children enrolling in the 3 Year Old Class are 3 years old by September 2, 2020.  

We also welcome children who turn 3 in Fall and plan to continue with St. John's Preschool's Four Year Old Class  before attending their school district 4K program.  The Preschool administration will collaborate with parents to find the best class placement for your preschooler.

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. April 2014 3s b
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:

Social Skills
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 a pencil, crayon or marker and copying from a flat surface in front of them, 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.

Self-regulation Skills
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.

Self-care Skills
Putting on, taking off and hanging up coat, eating without difficulty, drinking from cup, using a napkin/wipe for hands and face, washing hands before eating and after toileting, toileting independently with supervision..

Classroom Skills
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 fifteen children.

Can I enroll after preschool has begun in September?

Yes, we always welcome new students throughout the school year based on available openings.

What and when is Snack Time?

There is Snack Time in the middle of each preschool day.

St. John’s Preschool Healthy Snack Program provides nutritional foods that children will enjoy each day at snack time for a nominal fee.  The Healthy Snack List is posted weekly in each classroom. A complete list of the foods and recipes are available by request.


As educators, we recognize the importance of healthy eating as part of how Preschoolers are growing and developing.  Research shows that proper nutrition including wholesome and minimally-processed foods helps brain development, better focus and attention as well as instilling good eating habits. Many foods will be offered during snack time that will include a variety of fruit and vegetables, grains and protein.


St. John’s Preschool is a peanut-free and tree-nut free school.


We recognize and work with parents of children with food allergies and/or dietary restrictions.


Birthday and holiday snacks may include some sweet treats. 



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