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Three-K Program

three year olds

Three-year-olds with the “Let me do it!“ attitude need integrated, hands-on learning experiences. Experimentation and exploration build higher-level thinking, language, math, social and motor skills; threes love fun and challenging experiences. The 3K teachers offer activities to creatively stimulate minds to the highest level possible by partnering with parents to provide a strong spiritual foundation in a loving, nurturing Christ-centered environment.

Our 3-K Preschool Program operates on a set schedule with instructional time beginning at 9:00 AM. School days are busy with circle time, centers, show and tell, Spanish, music classes, etc. This is all before rest time which begins at 12:45 AM. Supplemental planned activities, that are appropriate for this age, continue throughout the entire day.

3K classrooms are set up to allow for individual exploration and learning. Learning environments include activities such as the reading/listening corner, science center, dramatic/home center, blocks, sand play, small manipulatives, and most children’s favorite, the art area. New Items are periodically introduced to further their understanding of the coordinated weekly/monthly theme.

Extra-curricular activities include but are not limited to: chapel, P.E., music and movement, Spanish, art, library, science/discovery classes, and a media lab that is equipped with books, a story time area, and computers.

Program Features

  • Low student to teacher ratio.
  • Care and education in a Christ-centered environment.
  • Thematic elements to enhance and encourage hands-on learning.
  • Focus on channeling natural curiosity and developing academic skills.
  • Regular communication between teachers and parents to keep parents informed about their child’s day.

Criteria to enter a 3K Program

  1. Preschoolers must be three years old before September 1st of the year entering the program.
  2. All immunizations must be current.
  3. Children must be completely, 100%, potty trained.

Characteristics of a potty trained child;

  • Able to indicate to an adult the need to go potty and/or should respond when asked to use the bathroom.
  • Ability to effectively pull down their own clothes and undergarments and then pull them up again after they have gone to the bathroom.
  • Capability to assist with the changing of their clothes if a potty accident should occur, which from time to time, may happen while napping. 

Do you have any tips on potty training?

This is the year when we begin assisting you with potty training your child. Below are some helpful tips we have found help make the transition a smoother one. Please do not hesitate in coming to us if you have any further questions or need further clarification.
Things you can do at home:

  • Start reading potty books and talking about going potty in the big potty.
  • Have them sit on the potty during natural transition times (before and after meals, before and after naps, before diaper changes, before bath time).

What to do during training:

  • Children should wear easy on and off pants during training and no onesies.
  • Pull-ups are a transition item from diaper to underwear. Once pull ups stay dry for an extendedamount of time then we can try underwear with a pull up over it.
  • Keep communication open with teachers as to how potty training is progressing at home.

What to expect:

  • Sometimes children regress with potty training after they first start.
  • Children may become fully potty trained at home before they are ready at school.
  • Treats are a good incentive for potty training, please bring in something your child would like (gummies, small M&M’s, stickers, stamps, etc.)

We look forward to partnering with you this year and assisting you and your child on this next journey in their lives.

Do you have any suggestions on foods to send for snack and/or lunch?

Fruits: Cut to Bite Size

Apple Slices
Bananas
Grapes
Melon
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Tropical
Orange (Peeled & sectioned)
Blueberries or Raspberries
Fruit Cocktail
Honeydew
Cantaloupe
Watermelon
Sliced Grapes
Ripe Apricot
Kiwi

Meats: Cut to Bite Size

Chicken/Nuggets
Ham
Hot Dog
Meat Sticks
Meat Balls
Turkey
Fish/Fish Sticks
Cubed Chicken
Sushi
Rolled Meats & Cheese
Lunchables
Pizza

Veggies: Cut to Bite Size

Beans
Carrots
Corn Kernels
Green Beans
Mixed Vegetables
Peas
Potatoes
Tomatoes
Veggie Salad
Cherry Tomatoes
Corn Nibblets
Avocado
Well-cooked diced Carrots
Cooked Potato Cubes
Cooked Zucchini or Squash
Cooked Asparagus Tips
Well-cooked Broccoli Florets
Cucumber

Hot (Thermos) or Cold: Cut to Bite Size

Muffins
Cereals
Crackers
Macaroni & Cheese
Ziti or Rotini Pasta
Pizza Rolls
Chef Boyardee
Chili
Rice & Beans
Pasta Noodles (w/ sauce)
Pasta or Potato Salad
Bagels (w/ Cream Cheese)
Toasts w/ All-Fruit Spread
Waffle
French Toasts

Sandwiches: Cut to Bite Size

Peanut Butter & Jelly
Peanut Butter & Banana
Peanut Butter & Honey
Grilled Cheese
Wrap
Tuna, Chicken & Egg Salad

Miscellaneous: Cut to Bite Size if Needed

Yogurt/Gogurt
Cheese (slices, sticks or cubes)
Applesauce/Pouches
Cereal Bars
Granola Bars
Rice Cakes
Jell-O Cups
Pretzels
Hard Boiled Eggs
Graham Crackers
Cheerios