THREES

Ages 3 To 4 years

Below are the program goals for children in our Young Preschool Program. Generally by the end of this stage, children may be able To do the following:

  • Emotional Development
  • Assist with dressing self
  • Follow staff directions concerning daily routines
  • Assist staff and other children with daily housekeeping skills
  • Help care for toys and equipment and be able To put them in their proper place, some of the time
  • Assist in the care of own possessions and those of the group
  • Handle working alone, in small groups or in large groups, some of the time
  • Follow staff directions during events with some reminders
  • Learn new routines or changes in routines with some reminders

Social Development & Living

  • Cooperate as a member of the group, most of the time
  • Share toys and equipment, some of the time
  • Identify family members and distinguish between other adults and children
  • Participate in simple group play and activities
  • Play alongside other children
  • Learn about some activities appropriate for a major holiday celebration
  • Identify some community workers and what they do

Physical Development / Gross Motor

  • Perform simple motor tasks including walking,    running, jumping and hopping
  • Walk a balance beam forward with minimal adult    assistance
  • Throw a large ball at a target
  • Be able To bounce and catch a large ball
  • March and move freely To music
  • Use large muscle equipment (e.g. tricycles and    climbing apparatus, etc.)
  • Participate in simple games (e.g. Duck, Duck, Goose,    etc.)
  • Stand on one foot

Fine Motor

  • String large beads
  • Draw a circle
  • Stack at least seven small objects
  • Carry at least two objects at a time
  • Use appropriate grasping skills when working with    crayons
  • Assemble a 4-8 piece puzzle

Cognitive Development / Concept Development

  • Identify primary colors: red, blue and yellow
  • Identify a circle, square and triangle
  • Determine comparative sizes in terms of big and little
  • Match three objects To corresponding objects or one dimension (e.g. size or shape)
  • Follow a two-sequence direction

Language Development

  • Recognize and say first and last name
  • Recognize first name in print
  • Recognize first and last name of three other children and the caregiver's name
  • Use short simple sentences in conversation
  • Express needs and ask questions
  • Respond correctly when asked To identify familiar persons or objects, most of the time
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  • Repeat simple finger plays, poems and nursery rhymes
  • Pronounce words accurately
  • Listen briefly To other children
  • Use facial expressions and gestures To express an idea or feeling and identify these in pictures, some of the time

Three Star Rating by TDHS

  • Four Convenient Locations
  • Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
  • Area School Transportation
  • Hours: 6:30 a.m. To 6:00 p.m.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, & Snack
  • State Vouchers Accepted
  • Family Owned & Operated
  • School Age Summer Camp

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