Learning Standards for 3's and 4's

Social & Emotional Development:

  • Feeling independent and secure in a school setting
  • Following directions and taking turns
  • Become aware of individual feelings and be able to express them appropriately
  • Developing self-esteem
  • Learning to listen to others
  • Working cooperatively with other children and adults
  • Beginning friendships
  • Responsibility for personal hygiene
  • Self-help skills
  • Creative Expressions:
  • Use various art materials and techniques to represent one’s ideas and feelings
  • Engage freely in dramatic play with a variety of dress-up materials
  • Expressing oneself through music

Language Arts:

  • Attentive listening and retelling skills
  • Develop one’s vocabulary and share experiences
  • Communicate appropriately with other children and adults
  • Introduction to writing and recognizing alphabet
  • Recognizing opposites and patterns
  • Holidays and traditions
  • Enjoying stories and rhymes
  • Thematic finger plays and songs
  • First and last name recognition
  • Motor Skills – Small and Large:
  • Tearing, cutting, lacing, and coloring
  • Responding to music through movement and dance
  • Sensory motor experiences with play dough, sand, and water
  • Puzzle play
  • Manipulate a variety of tools (pencils, crayons, markers etc.)


  • Introduction to counting and calendar activities
  • Categorize by color, shape and size
  • Identify likenesses as differences among objects
  • Charting/graphing, patterns, and sequencing
  • Recognition / counting of numbers 0-10 3yr old’s
  • Recognition / counting of numbers 0-50 4yr. old’s


  • Predicting and observing
  • Cooking
  • Actively involve the five senses in discovery and manipulation
  • Become aware of changes in seasons and weather

Social Studies:

  • Children will begin to develop a connection between family, friends, and community
  • Recognize oneself as a unique individual and become aware of the distinctiveness of others
  • Show an awareness of people in the community who provide help and services.


  • Certified teachers and staff
  • Small class sizes
  • Daily communication between parents and teachers