3K Preschool

Thank you for allowing us to have the opportunity to minister to your child through the 3K Preschool program here at Smoke Rise preschool.

We will begin our first day of the 3K Preschool curriculum on Monday, August 22nd at 8 a.m. It is of utmost importance for your child to arrive on time to receive the full benefit of the Abeka program. Please do not bring your child during their naptime as this disrupts the children's sleeping patterns in the classroom. You must check your child in and out each day with your child's swipe card at the front desk.

There are a few other things to address concerning our daily routine:

  • Please do not allow your child to bring a toy. 
  • We do however allow you to bring blankets or a sleep toy, but it will be put away until nap time.

Please write your child's name on all of their belongings.

  • Each child that is enrolled in full-time childcare is required to have a mat for nap time.
  • This should be provided by the parent.
  • The mat should be taken home every Friday to be washed and brought back the following Monday.

Please write your child's name on all of their belongings.

  • We recommend for tennis shoes to be worn.
  • Please understand we do not change shoes/clothes for playtime.
  • We have snack time every morning at 9 a.m., please provide your child with a light snack and drink.
  • You may bring a sippy cup for your child. It must be taken home at the end of the day.
  • Please provide your child with a change of clothes daily. 
  • If your child wears pull-ups, bring only Velcro pull-ups for us to use.

Please write your child's name on all of their belongings.

  • You can drop your child off as early as 6:30 a.m.
  • You may bring breakfast for your child (We provide milk for cereal). Breakfast time ends at 7:50 a.m., to allow time to clean up, and so we can begin our day promptly at 8:00 a.m.
  • Saying the pledge to the flag
  • Learning memory verses
  • Prayer time and music time

Each child will have his/her Abeka workbooks consisting of:

  • Learning Numbers with Button Bear
  • Child's Art for 3's 
  • Arts and Crafts with Button Bear
  • Throughout the year we have several parties such as our fall party (Halloween), Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas, Valentine's, Easter Egg Hunt, and our end of the year party.
  • We may also have some special parties such as popcorn, pizza , or pajama parties. (You will be asked to bring items for special parties)
  • Feel free to bring a special snack to celebrate your child's birthday.


August 22nd - First Day of Preschool

October 4th - 6th - Fall Pictures

October 7th - Pumpkin Patch

November 14th - 17th - Christmas Pictures

November 17th - 4k Thanksgiving Program and Luncheon

December 15th - Christmas Program

April 6th - Easter Egg Hunt

May 1st - 5th - Teacher Appreciation Week

TBA - Spring Pictures

Milestones for a Three-Year-Old

This a guide for three-year-olds. Some children may still be developing their toddler skills or already developing preschool skills. It shows abilities and processes that can be reasonably expected. We, here at Smoke Rise Childcare and Preschool, are committed to providing opportunities for children to develop.

Social Development

  • Enjoys singing and doing finger play with others
  • Greets familiar people
  • Engages in simple group games
  • Helps with clean up activities
  • Takes turns
  • Gives attention to stories for 10 minutes
  • Play interactive games
  • Plays with others with minimal conflict
  • Interacts with others in a socially manner most of the time
  • Interacts with adults in a cooperative manner most of the time
  • Ask permission to use items belonging to others with minimal reminders

Emotional Development

  • Able to recover from anger or temper tantrum and be cooperative
  • Separated from a parent without reluctance
  • Verbalizes emotions he/she is feeling
  • Expresses displeasure with words rather than physical aggression
  • Maintains an appropriate, stable, temperament most of the time
  • Beginning to differentiate between fact and fantasy
  • Recognizes emotions in others

Cognitive Development

  • Draw faces
  • Makes basic shapes
  • Makes suns, animals, trees, flowers
  • Can sort by 2 different colors
  • Recalls familiar objects
  • Classifies objects by categories
  • Can match identical pictures
  • Count 3 objects
  • Can match 2 colors
  • Knows own gender
  • Recognizes few alphabet letters and sounds

Physical Development

  • Jumps over obstacles when running
  • Jumps down from objects six to eight inches off the ground
  • Catches a 6-8 inch ball using arms
  • Balances on one foot for 4-5 seconds
  • Hops on one foot at least 2 times
  • Walks up and down stairs unassisted, alternating feet
  • Throws a ball over Handed and underhanded
  • Draws or copies vertical and horizontal lines
  • Draws or copies a complete circle
  • Builds with blocks