Towne and Country Early Education center - Placentia - Preschool Program

Goals and objectives - 3 Years old

Language Arts

Recognizing and writing of upper and lower case alphabet with emphasis on letter sounds (phonics)
Writing one?s name in upper and lower case
Recognition of basic words on sight. (Days of the week, basic colors, etc.)
Identifying and naming of primary and secondary colors
Identifying and naming of basic and more complex shapes
Understanding of the calendar and ability to name the months and the days of the week
Developing a vocabulary and listening skills and attention span (through listening to books being read, flannel board stories etc.)
Developing the ability to translate personal thoughts, recall events, and articulate these into sentences.


Recognition and writings of numerals 1-30
Developing basic math concepts such as patterning, sorting, classifying, addition and Subtraction, (through exploration of tangible objects such as unifix cubes, beads, manipulative etc.
Learning to recognize and compare shapes, sizes, and quantities.

Socio-emotional Development

Developing a positive self image and creativity
Learning to interact, share and cooperate with a peer group
Learning to identify feelings in one and others

Fine Motor Development

Fostering hands/eye coordination and prewriting skills (through experiences with using crayons, chalk, brushes, tearing, pasting, stirring, molding etc.)
Increasing skills connected with daily practical experiences (such as dressing, buttoning, hanging coats, eating with a spoon or fork, pouring liquid from small pitcher or cup)
Developing small muscle control (through play with manipulative, interlocking blocks, puzzles, finger plays, etc.)


Developing the curiosity necessary to wonder why, what, when and where through basic hands-on science projects and activities.
Developing an awareness of the word around them.

Art as a Means of Self Expression

Working with art materials to:
- express feelings and ideas
- develop creativity
- foster an appreciation for the various art forms

Gross Motor Development

Fostering large muscle skills, balance, coordination and self expression (through games playground activities and musical exercises.)