An Outreach Ministry of Sanlando United Methodist Church – Longwood, FL

Pre-K 3

Butterfly_Blue_angledOur Pre-K 3′s program uses the research-based, nationally recognized Creative Curriculum.  Together with Christian values, literacy, and the Handwriting Without Tears program, we facilitate learning to meet important developmental and educational milestones by all children.

The program is three days a week:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am – 1:45pm

A typical schedule for the three year old program:

9:00 – 9:15am Arrival
9:15 – 9:30am Gathering
9:30 – 9:45am Snack
9:45 – 10:00am Gathering Time
10:00 – 11:00am Learning Centers
11:00 – 11:45am T=Bikes/W=Chapel/Th=Music
11:45 – 12:15pm Lunch/Quiet Time
12:15 – 12:30pm Gathering
1:15 – 1:45pm Table Time
1:45pm Dismissal

Stepping Stones to Learning – Pre-K 3′s

Our children rotate through four units: Home, Farm, Firetruck, & Restaurant



Letters: B, D, H, K, M, N, U, W

Literature: At Home, Is It Time?, My Building, Goodnight Baby, A Clean House for Mole & Mouse

Songs: In the Morning, Home on My Block, There Were Ten in the Bed, Home!

Poems: Cleaning Up My Room, After a Bath, You’re Where It’s Warm Inside

Sample Vocabulary Words: make-believe, bathrobe, drain, apartments, nightlight, washcloth, neighbors, shelves, combing

Summary of Experiences and Explorations:

  • Talk about home and school routines
  • Explore people and places in a neighborhood
  • List favorite things to do at home
  • Learn about the importance of cleaning up
  • Discuss the concepts of family and feelings
  • Describe differences between home and school



Letters: B, C, L, M, N, P, Q, V, Y

Literature: On a Farm, Dora’s Eggs, Farm Alphabet Book, Over on the Farm, Old MacDonald

Songs: Oats and Beans, & Barley, I Had a Rooster, A Farmer’s Work Is Never Done

Poems: Baby Chick, Barnyard Chat, Hello, Farm  

Sample Vocabulary Words: cider, asparagus, peck, silo, stew, roosters, ribbit, well, radishes, mice, squawk, crops

Summary of Experiences and Explorations:

  • Discuss farmer’s responsibilities from planting to harvesting to taking care of animals
  • List animals and their babies on a farm
  • Describe fruits, vegetables and other crops
  • List buildings and equipment on a farm
  • Discuss how food and other products get from the farm to the store
  • Share experiences of living on a farm



Letters: A, D, E, F, H, J, R, U, X

Literature: Firehouse, Flashing Fire Engines, Firefighters, Fire Truck Where Does It Park?

Songs: I Want To Be a Firefighter, The Firefighter Rings the Bell, I’ve Been Working On the Fire Truck

Poems: Five Friendly Firefighters, Dial 9-1-1, Truck Tunes

Sample Vocabulary Words: pole, ladder, park, rangers, alarm, siren, principals, axe, grouchy, rescue, trucks

Summary of Experiences and Explorations:

  • Learn the parts of a fire truck and firehouse
  • Describe the colors and sounds of a firehouse
  • Discuss a firefighter’s responsibilities
  • Learn how to put out a fire and save lives
  • Discuss fire safety and what to do in an emergency
  • Share personal experiences with fire


Restaurant 2

Letters: E, V, A, P, Q, P, R, G, O, T

Literature: Restaurant, Warthogs in the Kitchen, Dinner at the Panda Palace, “Hi, Pizza Man”

Songs: Chicken Soup, She’ll Be Going Out to Dinner When She Comes, On Top of Tomatoes, On the Menu

Poems: Oodles of Noodles, A Matter of Taste, Yellow Butter

Sample Vocabulary Words: nutritious, mayonnaise, spaghetti, mushrooms, macaroni, lasagna, sausage, tuna, fish, quiet

Summary of Experiences and Explorations:

  • Learn about different jobs and roles in restaurant
  • Explore favorite foods
  • Compare and contrast different kinds of restaurants
  • Find out what restaurants are in your neighborhood
  • Share experiences in restaurants
  • Role-play in restaurant scenarios