Curriculum—Pre Kindergarten 3

Pre –School 3 Year Old Curriculum and Early Childhood Behavior Summary

Sacred Heart School’s Pre-School 3 year old program is designed to address the socio-emotional, perceptual motor, and cognitive needs of each child. Early Childhood is the time devoted to learning through activity and experience. Each child is encouraged and challenged to learn at his/her own pace and ability, while also learning how to function within the structure of a group setting. The classroom is a structured environment to help children become familiar with school. The program engages children so they enjoy being in the classroom. Our program gives children the opportunity for hands-on activities, learning centers, and playtime. Student learning centers are designed to enhance day-to-day instruction and to meet the intellectual needs of the learner who is able to move ahead at a faster pace. Activities provided in the centers challenge the imagination and foster independence.

The Pre-School 3 year old program includes:

  • A Choice of a Half Day or Full Day Program
    • Half day program   8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    • Full day program   8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Socio – Emotional Behavior Skills
    • Separates from mother easily
    • Understands taking turns
    • Helps at little household tasks
    • Enjoys dress-up clothes
    • Enjoys praise
    • Undresses self
  • Perceptual Motor Skills
    • Can swing
    • Can hop on one foot
    • Can walk heel to toe
    • Can stand on one foot with momentary balance
    • Buttons and unbuttons
    • Paints picture with large brush on easel
    • Holds crayons with fingers rather than fist
    • Prints a few capital letters anywhere on a page
    • Rolls ball
    • Strings 4 beads
    • Kicks a large ball
  • Cognitive Skills
    • Speaks in approximately 6 word sentences
    • Matches 2 or 3 primary colors (usually red and yellow)
    • Matches 3 forms to forms on shape board
    • Demands to hear favorite story over and over
    • Can sort 10 black and 10 white buttons correctly
    • Can point to parts of body
    • Says a nursery rhyme or sings a song
    • Works up to a 7 piece puzzle
    • Has a 900 word vocabulary
  • Learning Centers include
    • Reading
    • Math
    • Art
    • Music
    • Drama
    • Play

Some added features to our program include our Small Blessings Christmas play, Stone Soup Day, Junior Olympics, and our Fly Up ceremony at the end of the year.