St. Mary’s Episcopal School

Reflects the joy of learning and growth in the love of God, family and friends.

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Three-Year-Olds

Our three-year-olds may attend either three or four days. It is preferred that those who choose these classes be potty-trained.

In this class, it is emphasized that children continue to develop their independence by learning to share, play cooperatively, and develop gross and fine motor skills. Language development and pre-literacy experiences are enhanced by, reading books, learning rhymes, songs, and finger-plays. Children learn numeracy and problem solving skills as they take risks through role-playing, building with blocks, maneuvering manipulatives (puzzles, beads, stackers, Legos, etc.), and experimenting with art media. They develop physically as they participate in music, creative movement activities, and outdoor play.

Our student-to-teacher ratio is two teachers per 12 children.

Day-at-a-Glance

8:55 Children arrive at school through carpool
9:00 – 9:10 Children put away jackets, snacks, and folders
9:10 – 9:25 Children meet together in a large group to discuss their daily routines (schedules, jobs, special activities)
9:25 – 10:25 Center Activities – children choose from activities that include but are not limited to: manipulatives, puzzles, books, blocks, housekeeping, sand/water (touch table), science discovery, art, music
10:25 – 10:45 Snack time – children bring a snack from home to eat during this time
10:45 – 11:00 Large group – during this time, teachers may read a book to the children, recite poetry with the children, sing songs, do movement activities, cook a special snack, etc.
11:00 – 11:55 Outdoor play
12:00 Dismissal – children usually sing a song or have a goodbye ritual for each day and are dismissed to carpool or to after school activities