3 Year old Class

Learning and Growth Areas:

Social/ Emotional Learning

  • Express a wide range of emotions effectively and appropriately
  • Labels own feelings
  • Follow rules and directions
  • form  positive relationships with others and friendships with classmates
  • Build confidence to try new things
  • Develop problem solving skills and ability to work through challenges
  • Take turns in games and begins to understand sharing
  • Show concern for others
  • Separate easily from Caregivers
  • Adjusts to new situations
  • Engages in imaginative play
  • Demonstrates respect and care for self, others, and classroom materials
  • Participates in group and individual activities

Physical – Fine and gross motor

  • Able to wash hands independently 
  • Drink from a cup and feed self
  • Manipulates objects with increasing control
  • Begins to attempt cutting with scissors
  • Makes basic strokes with crayons, pencils, and markers
  • Begins to trace 
  • Gross motor skills: Running, jumping, hopping
  • Begins to balance
  • Moves to music (beat & rhythm) and participates in movement activities
  • Throw, kick, bounce, and catch balls with both hands
  • Walks up and down stairs with ease

Language/ Cognitive 

  • Uses words to express needs
  • Speech is understandable to most
  • Looks at books and listens to stories
  • Learns songs, rhymes, and simple prayers
  • Communicates in sentences and answers with more than “yes” or “no”
  • Observes and examines objects
  • Recognizes and names basic colors, shapes, and patterns
  • Begins to understand position words
  • Sorts object by color, shape, and size
  • Recognizes own name in print
  • Rote counting and counting objects
  • Understands and follows simple directions 


  • Know that God loves us deeply and we are created by God to love
  • Prayer can be a quiet time before snack to show gratitude
  • Prayer can be for yourself or others
  • Bible stories and songs (monthly chapel)