Three Year Old Program

Social Awareness

  • Recognize own uniqueness
  • Recognize he/she is one of many
  • Identify self by full name, age and birthday
  • Engage in social interactions with peers and adults
  • Develop friendships
  • Participate in leadership and follower roles
  • Use a variety of words to express feelings and ideas
  • Foster self-esteem
  • Learn manners
  • Developing autonomy and independence
  • Begin to understand kindness and respect
  • Take turns and share
  • Stand up for own rights
  • Begin cooperative play

Cognitive Awareness

  • Know and observe rules
  • Know terms related to direction, location, quantity, and size
  • Sequence daily events
  • Repeat simple patterns
  • Learn qualitative and quantitative concepts

Spiritual Awareness

  • Tell that the stories of the Bible are true
  • Tell that the Bible is God’s news to us
  • Recognize by sight Bible words such as “Jesus” and “God”
  • Listen with understanding to Bible stories and verses
  • Name everyday actions that show obedience to Bible verses
  • State in his or her own words Bible truths about ways to love and obey God
  • Know that God loves and cares for us
  • Know that God sent baby Jesus to show His love for us
  • Know God’s Word helps us learn about the greatness and goodness of God and Jesus
  • Respond by demonstrating love for God through kindness, helpfulness and thankfulness
  • Respond and communicate to God (Jesus) through prayer

Fine Motor

  • Strengthen hand muscles and control including pincher grasp
    Manipulative skills
  • Eye hand coordination
  • Cutting skills
  • Participate in finger plays

Gross Motor

  • Body awareness
  • Discover parts of the body and what they do
  • Body mechanics
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Running, hopping, skipping and jumping
  • Throwing and catching
  • Climbing
  • Manage dressing and undressing
  • Bending and stretching
  • Preliminary gymnastics skills
  • Participate in skills common to cooperative games and sports


  • Experiment with art materials
  • Experiment to discover properties of art materials
  • Discover color
  • Express self through picture making, print making and constructing
  • Express ideas through drawing
  • Experiment informally with media
  • Discover line, shape, texture, and color by seeing and feeling objects


  • Become familiar with common kitchen tools and appliances
  • Gain some hands-on exposure to food items
  • Count and measure appropriate amounts needed

Language and Listening

  • Listen to instructions and important information
  • Execute instructions
  • Develop vocabulary and fluency
  • Use a variety of words to express self
  • Talk about what is experienced
  • Use oral language in a variety of situations
  • Engage in conversation
  • Recognize familiar sounds
  • Use vocabulary to compare objects
  • Know terms relating to location and position

Reading and Writing

  • Letter identification
  • Become aware of speech sounds
  • Name recognition
  • Respond to story-telling
  • Retell familiar story
  • Create an original story
  • Discriminate forms of letters
  • Learn concepts of print
  • Participate in emergent literacy skills
  • Become a self conceptualizing reader
  • Transition from scribbling to making letters
  • Understand the direction of conventional print
  • Identify initial consonant sounds
  • Sequence alphabet
  • Practice left to right and top to bottom progression
  • Trace letters of alphabet
  • Begin to write own name


  • Count orally
  • Number recognition
  • Match objects in one to one correspondences
  • Form groups and sort according to attributes
  • Match size and shape
  • Count objects in a set
  • Identify geometric shapes
  • Compare size
  • Understand simple picture graphs
  • Orally identify a number of objects
  • Use vocabulary to designate quantities
  • Identify more/less
  • Reproduce patterns
  • Construct sets
  • Write numerals
  • Develop measurement concepts


  • Use senses to gain information
  • Observe events and changes in our environment
  • Compare similarities and differences among objects
  • Know and practice rules of safety
  • Perform simple science experiments
  • Talk about what is experienced
  • Order/categorize objects
  • Sequence events in the order of their occurrence
  • Discover and describe phenomena in the environment
  • Use vocabulary to designate relationships
  • Learn the steps in scientific process

Music Awareness

  • Identify sources of sounds
  • Discriminate conditions of sound (soft/loud, quiet/noisy, high/low)
  • Verbally demonstrate recollection of songs
  • Reproduce sound and sound patterns
  • Use imitative movement
  • Play simple rhythm instruments