Three Year Olds | Northland Christian School

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Three Year Olds

Program Overview

In our three year old classes the teachers provide activities to help the children become more independent. Three year olds are very inquisitive and eager to learn. The curriculum is designed to help these little ones investigate, explore, and discover everyday life experiences as they continue their academic journey.

Social /Emotional Development

Encourage appropriate self-help skills

  • Walk into classroom by themselves
  • Put bag and lunch away 
  • Wash hands by themselves
  • Clean up after snack and lunch and put lunchbox away 
  • Encourage students to express with words what they want or need 
  • Able to take off/on and put up sweaters and outer wear
  • Clean up toys
  • Follow simple two to three-step instructions

Encourage moral behavior/develop respect for others and for property

  • Uses please and thank you
  • Uses kind hands and words
  • Learns to share and take turns
  • Play spontaneously with two or three children in a group

Physical Development

Fine Motor Skills

  • Puzzles
  • Sorting objects with tweezers and tongs
  • Sensory exercises
  • Hold crayon
  • Hold scissors correctly, cutting straight and curvy lines
  • Build structures with blocks

Gross Motor Skills

  • Throw a ball overhead
  • Catch a small bean bag or ball
  • Walk up steps, alternating feet
  • Walk on tiptoes
  • Jump in place

Intellectual Development

Correct grammar is modeled
Pay attention to stories for approximately 10 minutes
Tell a story in sequence
Match objects to pictures
Repeat simple rhymes
Use plurals
Name primary colors
Know family names
Math skills

  • Position words such as on/off, in/out, top/bottom, etc.
  • Recognize numbers 0-10
  • One-to-one correspondence
  • Match circles and squares and other shapes
  • Count to 10
  • Understand the concept of “1”

Learn the Pledge of Allegiance, Pledge of Texas, Pledge of the Bible


  • Harcourt Pre-K Language Arts Curriculum
  • Weekly themes 
  • Recognize upper-case alphabet
  • Colors
  • Spanish

Spiritual Development

Daily Bible time

Prayers throughout the day

Praise songs

Christian values modeled

Northland Christian School: Truth Forever • Victory Forever • Glorifying God Forever