Three Year Olds

By the time your child leaves the three-year-old classrooms, he/she should be able to do the following:

  • Construct a figure with Legos
  • Draw a cirlce
  • Drop small pebbles or beads into a bottle
  • Build a tower out of wooden blocks
  • Climb stairs correctly, one foot on each step, alternating feet
  • Lie down and get up without help
  • Use the correct color when coloring inside the lines, for example apples are red, not purple or blue
  • Can sing complete songs
  • Knows the names of most toys, common animals, and common foods
  • Can repeat a series of 3 numbers
  • Can communicate experiences he/she has had using sentences of at least 4 words
  • Can answer simple questions
  • Understands big and bigger, small and smaller
  • Asks for water when he/she is thirsty
  • Can indicate when he/she needs to go to the bathroom
  • Complete a puzzle with a minimum of 5 pieces
  • Knows how to share and play well with others
  • Put on and take off his/her shoes, and take off his/her own clothes
  • Correctly hold and manage a pencil, marker, and crayon

We have two three year old classrooms.  Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 3.5.  The children in these classrooms are divided into younger three year olds and older three year olds based on their age at the beginning of the new school year (early to mid-August). 

Generally, children who start in a pre-school class at the beginning of a new school year, will stay in that classroom all school year long (from August until the following May).