3 Year Old Program

3 Year Olds

Our three-year-old’s are usually divided into three groups- younger, intermediate, and older. All groups follow the same curriculum. At this age they become independent and can dress themselves to go outdoors. They begin to use scissors and learn to recognize colors and shapes. They love to do puzzles, play with manipulatives, and take care of their classroom pet.

They are introduced to cooking where they measure, count, observe and discuss scientific changes, and taste various foods. They love to listen to stories and repeat what the story was all about. They love to color, to paste, and to create. They celebrate the holidays and birthdays. They learn to line up to go outdoors and can follow directions. They play with blocks, and in the family living center and love being the “mommy, daddy or the baby.” They are now sharing with their friends and speaking in whole sentences. They love music and learn many songs and fingerplays. They are now beginning to be able to sit and play simple games. This is a time of awakening and discovering in preparation for Pre-Kindergarten.

3 Year Old School Program
3 year Old Classes

Food at Big Chief – Parents have the option of sending in lunch or buying school lunch. 9:00 am- 12:00 pm students do not eat lunch at school. Parents provide fruit (no pouches) daily. Full day students (9:00-4:00) bring in 2 fruits, half day students (9:00- 12:00) bring in one fruit, ¾ day students (9:00-2:00) or (11:00-4:00) bring in one fruit. Filtered water is provided by the school or parents can send water in. No water bottles. Every Friday is pizza day delivered by a local Pizzeria along with garlic knots. If you would like that for your child, please email the office (price to be determined)


You have many choices to choose from full days 9-4, ½ day 9:00-12:00, ¾ day 9:00-2:00 or 11:00-4:00. We also offer extended hours. Please see our registration form for prices or call our office and we will be glad to help you.

How to Register

Registration: To enroll your child, fill out our registration form, sign both the front and back & enclose a $100 registration fee. This ensures your child’s placement. This registration fee is non-refundable

Tuition Payments: Tuition is based on an annual fee.  There are three ways you may pay. Plan one- you may pay your contract in full, plan two- you may pay half now and half in January, plan three is divided into ten equal payments for your convenience. Payments are due on the 1st of each month. Because you are paying tuition on a monthly basis, this tuition may go up any time, if deemed necessary. Please note that you are paying only for the days that school is in session and not for the days we are closed on our calendar (current year).

Your first payment is called security which is non-refundable and must be paid by August 1st. It will be applied as your tenth payment. If you have paid security and decide not to send your child to school and you inform us by August 15th, your security minus your $100 registration fee will be refunded to you. Your second payment will be due on September 1st. you may pay your tuition by check, made payable to Big Chief School.

There is a $25.00 late charge if tuition is paid after the 10th of the month. If a check is returned to us by the bank, you will be responsible for a $25.00 charge. We will redeposit one check. If any other payments are returned to us by the bank. You will be required to pay by a bank check for another future payments.