3-Day 3s Classes

3 half days per week*

Half-time, self-contained classes, three days a week, provide three-year-old children with many opportunities to experience and explore the world around them. Learning takes place through a hands-on approach with projects and activities that appeal to the developmental level and interests of three-year-olds. Manipulatives are visually attractive, enticing the children to touch, taste, and smell. A feeling of “belonging” is generated as children learn to play, share, take turns and develop relationships with peers and staff.

Classes begin with a period of free play, including art and a cognitive project. Circle time for a game, movement activity or story is followed by snack and playground time. Curriculum themes are enhanced through special programs and visiting "experts.” Music and movement and art programs enrich each child's school experience.

*While these are standard days per week for this class, we are happy to customize a combination of programs that best suits the needs of your child and family.

Recommended Reading for Three-Year-Olds3s_reading Dr Seuss

I Am Going! by Mo Willems

Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox

Up and Down on the Merry-Go-Round by Bill Martin Jr.

Shelia Rae, The Brave by Kevin Henkes

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems

The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

Old MacDonald Has a Farm by Kathi Ember

Fiesta Babies by Carmen Tafolla

A Fish Out of Water by Helen Palmer Geisel

What Can You Do with a Reboz? by Carmen Tafolla

Purple, Green, and Yellow by Robert N. Munsch

Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

Wee Willie Winkie: and Other Rhymes by Iona Opic

The Real Mother Goose by Blanch Fisher Wright

Harold and the Purple Crayon Crocket Johnson

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Dr. Suess

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

My Truck is Stuck by Kevin Lewis

The Good Night Train by June Sobel

Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathman

Good Night, Good Night Construction Site by Sherri Dusky Rinker

Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox

Recommended Reading List for Three-Year-Olds