The 3-year olds focus on the following.

  • More structured classroom schedule
  • Focus on early emergent reading and writing skills
  • Counting and math skills
  • Fine motor skills with complex activities such as cutting and pasting
  • Story telling and comprehension
  • Social and self-help skill development
  • Science program
  • American Sign Language
  • Engage in longer conversations with adults and other children using a greater variety of words
  • Begin to identify the first sound in a word
  • Identify and name letters in their name and begin to know sounds for some
  • Recognize his or her own name and begin to write it using both letters and letter-like shapes
  • Build relationships with adults and be able to express thoughts and needs
  • Ability to resolve disagreements between friends with little help from adults
  • Expressive play, through make believe
  • Climb, jump, walk, and run during gross motor activities