Little Stepping Stones has two daily care programs, as well as after school and summer programs
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The 3-year-old is full of wonder and spends a lot of time watching, observing, and imitating. Their days are filled with busy exploration of their world. Three-year-olds are interested in perfecting motor skills, and it is common for them to spend the entire morning going down the slide or riding a favorite tricycle.

Three-year-olds have very little memory for past events and do not understand "yesterday" and "tomorrow" the way adults do. They often repeat activities or may do and undo actions such as putting a puzzle together. These sequences are important to later understandings of change and consistency.

Ratio: 1 adult to 10 children. Maximum group size 20.

Folders: Check your child’s folder daily for artwork and notices from management.

For Parents of Three's

Items to Bring: Change of clothes (at least one full set) Blanket, soft anima for rest time. No pillows allowed, due to lack of space.

Meals: Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and afternoon snack is served at 2:30 p.m. The daily menu is posted in the lobby.

Linens: Your child will be assigned a mat for nap time. Mat sheets are washed weekly, more often if needed. You do not have to provide a sheet unless your child is allergic or sensitive to the laundry detergent we use (industrial strength). Please bring blankets and stuffed animals that can be left for the week. Items will be sent home on Friday's for washing.

Nap: The Three’s typically nap between 12:15p.m. - 2:15p.m.

Outside Time:  The children play outdoors in the morning as well as the afternoon. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor play. They will play outside if the temperature is between 35 and 95 degrees in accordance to NC State Law.

Medication: Medication will be administered to your child provided we have a completed medicine slip. Medicine slips must be specific- “as needed” cannot appear on the slip. Do Not leave medication in your child’s cubby. All medication (including sunblock, chapstick and cough drops) must be secured in a locked medicine box in accordance to NC State Law.

Toys from home: Please do not allow your child to bring toys from home unless it is for show and tell.

Class Pets: You are welcome to take some of our pets home for weekends/ holidays! Ask our teachers for details.

Calendar: You will be provided with a calendar for the month detailing the upcoming events for the class or you can get it here online.

Moving up: Three-year olds typically move up to the pre-k room when they are 4. Your child will visit the pre-k room on several occasions before he/she moves up.

Drop off time: Children must be dropped off by 10 a.m. Children are not to be dropped off after 10 a.m.

Sick Policy: If your child is sent home due to a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, he/she must remain home for a minimum of 24 hours. This not only protects your child but it also protects the other children in the room. Please see your Parent Handbook for details.

Resources We Like For Three Year Olds

list of links books and articles related to this age group



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