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Little 3s

During this year, we will focus on building your child’s confidence and self-esteem by creating experiences for him/her that require independence such as unpacking his/her things in the morning, cleaning up after himself/herself, taking turns with jobs of the week, etc. Little 3’s will also work on resolving conflicts, cooperating with others, problem solving and expressing their feelings. Your child will enjoy playing in different centers and using dolls, cars, blocks, etc. to create situations with which they are familiar. Working in small groups will help children interact with others by learning to share, take turns and talk with one another in appropriate ways. This will help your child learn social/emotional skills. These skills are what will help your child succeed in life. 


Our curriculum is based on learning through songs, finger plays, repetition, play, and books.  Here are some highlights of our Little 3’s curriculum:


Theme and Bible Story of the Week

  • School-wide theme and bible story of the week

  • Open-ended questions and discussions to enhance thinking and listening skills

  • Visual aids and props used to aid in learning


Letter of the Week

  • Introduced to letters in developmental order

  • Alphabet puzzles of letter of the week in manipulatives center

  • Letter of the week coloring pages

  • Interactive teacher led games to reinforce letter of the week

Math Skills

  • Large group instruction daily

  • Small group instruction once a week

  • Skills include colors, shapes, patterns, counting, big/little, same/different, positions, and graphing

  • Math activities and manipulatives present in various centers


Science Skills

  • Touch and visual exploration in centers and activities

  • Problem solving and discovery

  • Sensory table available at least two times a week

  • Attend the science room once a week beginning in October

  • Outdoor learning center available to classrooms: garden, picnic, and music area


Social and Emotional Skills

  • Learn skills through play in centers: dramatic play, block, manipulatives, sensory, art, music, and library

  • Character education traits discussed daily with monthly themed traits

  • Large/small group and individual instruction on handling situations

  • Assigned jobs


Language Skills

  • Opportunities to express self during circle activities: open-ended questions, calendar, weather, Pledge of Allegiance, theme of week, Bible story of week, daily math concept, group songs, stories

  • Show and Share will be scheduled at least once a month per child


Fine and Gross Motor Skills

  • Play daily on playground or in the gym weather permitting with age-appropriate toys

  • Classroom art with use of markers, pencils, scissors, glue, paints, etc.

  • Movement activities in classroom


Please keep in mind that all children develop their skills at different rates. Studies have shown that developmental skills of children even out around second or third grade. With this in mind, understand that we are introducing lessons and skills to your children. Children are sponges and will take in the information and let it “pour out” when they are ready. One cannot force a child to do something that they are not ready to do. We have a fabulous curriculum that is based on learning through songs, finger plays, repetition, play, and books


Please note that developmental evaluations will be sent home in March for you to see how your child is progressing in physical growth and motor development, social and emotional development, and cognitive and language development. Christ Lutheran Children’s Center has an open-door policy; you may request a conference at any time during the year.

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