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Active Imaginations Child Development Center

Equipping Our Students With the Skills They Need to Excel

Our Preschool Program (3's)

The following is a list of age-appropriate skills and concepts for our three-year-old preschool class at Active Imaginations Child Development Center in Louisville, Kentucky. These are included in the curriculum.

  • Numbers – Begin to recognize numbers 1-10 (and beyond) and simple counting of objects, introduction of basic addition and subtraction.

  • Colors – Begin to recognize and name eight basic colors: red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, brown, and black. We will also reinforce what we are learning in Spanish by learning the Spanish names for our colors.
  • Shapes – Begin to recognize and name four basic shapes: circle, square, triangle, and rectangle through games and puzzles.
  • Alphabet – Begin to recognize and name uppercase letters. Recognize his/her own name.
  • Fine Motor Skills – Improve eye-hand coordination with finger plays, writing, cutting, painting, molding, and building.

  • Large Motor Skills – Involve the children in activities such as running, jumping on one and two feet, and climbing.
  • Language Arts – To speak and enunciate clearly for his/her age, use “finger plays”, recognize some uppercase and lowercase letters, recognize own name and proficiently write own name, know “opposite”, see “likeness” and “difference” in objects, know the meaning of the “est” words (longest, shortest), use manners, and know general and specific body parts. Begin to recognize sight words.
  • Weather/Seasons – Know what we wear. Know what the seasonal characteristics of animals are and how they live in various seasons. Know the days of the week and begin to know months of the year.
  • Art/Crafts – Show originality and creativity by independently using a variety of colors and mater.

Our preschoolers will participate in activities including Spanish, KidFit, and music. These classes are taught by teachers who incorporate these things in their daily activities and curriculum.

Your preschooler will also be taking walks and going on field trips to the neighborhood nursing home where they will be performing for their residents. Be sure to watch your child’s classroom door and the bulletin board for details. All children must have signed permission slips to participate in off-campus activities.

As always, assessments are done twice a year and are gone over in depth with parents during parent/teacher conferences. Feel free to ask to see your child's portfolio at any time.

Learn About Our Pre-K Program