3-4 year old – In this class the children are preparing for the pre-kindergarten class. They are doing table activities as well as writing their name every day. They are working on fine motor skills as well as gross motor skills while getting a more in depth curriculum and learning new skills. We are continuing working on the children communicating, self-responsibility, and being independent. In this class we are introducing the weekly take home folders.

Language
Recognizes upper and lower case letters
Speaks 250 to 500 words
Uses 5 to 6 word sentences
Makes up and tells stories
Correctly name familiar colors and shapes
Can follow three step instructions
Working on developing how to articulate what they are feeling or what they want

Social-Emotional
Developing a positive self-image
Working on social skills: Sharing, interacting and cooperating with other children their age
Developing listening skills and attention span
Able to express their feelings
Develops a preference to certain adults
Watches and copies what other children do

Mathematics
Recognizes and counts from 1 – 30
Developing basic concepts: patterns, sorting, simple addition and subtraction
Able to do puzzles up to 15 pieces
Recognize and compare shapes and sizes

Art/Music
Plays with a variety of instruments
Learns words to favorite songs and can sing them
Can describe the different sounds the different instruments make
Expresses their feelings and moods through art
Explores a variety of different art materials
Learning to cut with scissors
Learning how to hold a pencil and crayons

Science
Asking questions who, what, when, where, and how
Sense of exploration when learning new things
Collects information through observation, touching, and sounds
Shares observations with others
Describes items by their texture

Fine Motor Skills
Hand eye coordination: can turn pages in books, able to handle small objects, can lace beads
Able to use scissors and draw circle and square shapes
Able to write some upper case letters
Able to turn handles that rotate
Able to dress themselves
Begins to show preference to using right or left hand

Gross Motor Skills
Walks up and down stairs alternating feet
Able to kick, throw, and catch a ball
Able to ride a tricycle
Able to walk both forward and backward
Can stand on one foot for 5 seconds