Welcome to Ms.Jennifer’s Class

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s your three-year-old!

7:00 - 8:30am
Arrival, Quiet Activities
8:30 - 9:15am
Cleanup, Bathroom, Breakfast
9:15 - 10:00pm
Outside Play or Vigorous Indoor Activity
10:00 - 10:15pm
Circle Time
10:15 - 11:30am
Learning Centers (activities related to theme and goals)
11:30 - 11:45pm
Free Time
11:45 - 12:30pm
Hand Washing, Bathroom, Lunch
12:30 - 2:30pm
Rest Time
2:30 - 3:15pm
Bathroom, Snack, Clean up
3:15 - 4:00pm
Outside Play
4:00 - 5:45pm
Circle Time, Learning Centers
5:45 - 6:00pm
Free Time, Departure


Your child will start asking lots of questions. “Why is the sky blue? Why do birds have feathers?” Questions, questions, and more questions! While it may be annoying at times, asking questions is a normal developmental milestone. In addition to asking “why?” all the time, your 3- to 4-year-old should be able to:

Your 3- to 4-year-old should be able to:

    • Correctly name familiar colors
    • Understand the idea of same and different, start comparing sizes
    • Pretend and fantasize more creatively
    • Follow three-part commands
    • Remember parts of a story
    • Understand time better (for example, morning, afternoon, night
    • Count, and understand the concept of counting
    • Sort objects by shape and color
    • Complete age-appropriate puzzles
    • Recognize and identify common objects and pictures
    • Walk up and down stairs, alternating feet — one foot per step
    • Kick, throw, and catch a ball
    • Climb well
    • Run more confidently and ride a tricycle
    • Hop and stand on one foot for up to five seconds
    • Walk forward and backward easily
    • Bend over without falling
    • Help put on and remove clothing

Hand and Finger Skills

    Your child is becoming much nimbler. At this point in his or her development, your child should be able to:

    • More easily handle small objects and turn a page in a book
    • Use age-appropriate scissors
    • Copy circles (3) and squares (4)
    • Draw a person with two to four body parts
    • Write some capital letters
    • Build a tower with four or more blocks
    • Dress and undress without your help
    • Screw and unscrew jar lids

Emotional and Social Milestones

    Your 3- to 4-year-old is not only becoming more independent physically, but also emotionally. You may start to notice fewer tantrums when you leave your child with a sitter or at preschool.
    In addition, your 3- to 4-year-old is becoming more social. Your child may now be able to cooperate with his or her friends, take turns, and may begin to show some problem-solving skills.At this point in development, your child should be able to:

    • Imitate parents and friends
    • Show affection for familiar family and friends
    • Understands the idea of “mine” and “his/hers
    • Show a wide range of emotions, such as being sad, angry, happy, or bored

    In addition, you may notice your child’s imagination is in overdrive. This can be good and bad. Fantasy and pretend play become more interesting and involved, but your child may also start developing unrealistic fears, such as believing a monster is lurking in the closet.