3-Year-Old Class

  • Our 3-year-old program emphasizes social interaction, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual growth. We spend time learning fine and gross motor skills, and listening to one another and the teachers.

    Students will:

    • Sing songs.
    • Play on their own and with others.
    • Make crafts.
    • Learn about Jesus.
    • Learn about colors.
    • Learn about shapes.
    • Learn about numbers and counting.
    • Begin to recognize and write their name.
  • 2-Day Program

    • Age Requirement
      Age 3 by December 1 of School Year
    • Class Size
      14 Students
    • Student/Teacher Ratio
      7 to 1
    • Days
      Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
    • Class Times
      9 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Payment Plans
      Tuition costs are available on our enrollment page.
  • Additional Enrichment Day

    • Age Requirement
      Age 3 by December 1 of School Year and currently enrolled in our 3-year-old program.
    • Class Size
      14 Students
    • Student/Teacher Ratio
      7 to 1
    • Days
      Fridays, starting in February
    • Class Times
      9 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Payment Plans
      Information is sent home with students in January. Students from either class are able to enroll for the Fridays class.
  • Register for Preschool

    Sample Daily Schedule

    9 a.m. // Doors Open

    The main school doors are open from 8:50 – 9:10 a.m. Doors to the classroom open at 9. Help your child place their belongings in their cubby, get a hug or high five from the teacher, and head into the classroom. Be sure to check the board in the drop-off area for any announcements about the day.

    9 - 9:40 // Free Play

    Students have a chance to explore the classroom and play with each other. Will you play trucks, blocks, or dress-up clothes?

    9:40 - 9:45 // Clean Up

    Put away the toys and art supplies. We make sure our classroom is neat and tidy before moving on.

    9:45 - 10 // Circle Time, Good Morning, Calendar

    Circle time is our chance to learn about weather and calendar. Be ready to talk and share!

    10 - 10:15 // Bible Story

    We read and talk about Bible stories together.

    10:15 - 10:30 // Art

    Children get to make some artwork or crafts with guidance and help from the teachers. What will you make?

    10:30 - 10:50 // Snack and Rest

    Students have opportunity throughout the year to bring a snack to share with the class. Please pack a healthy one! We’ll pray together, thank our friend for bringing snack, and dig in.

    10:55 - 11:15 // Gym or Outside Time

    If the weather is nice, we’ll play outside on our all-natural playground. If not, it’s off to the gym for fun with trikes, balls, running and more.

    11:15 - 11:25 // Story Time

    We’ll read some stories together. Which book is your favorite to read?

    11:25 - 11:30 // Get Ready to Head Home

    We spend our last few minutes getting the wiggles out as we sing, do motions, and enjoy finger plays.

    11:30 // Dimissal

    Time to greet parents with a hug. Don’t forget to grab the take-home materials in your child’s cubby!

    3-Year-Old Teaching Team

    • Lori Hamlin
      Head Teacher, 3-Year-Olds

      Lori Hamlin

      Head Teacher, 3-Year-Olds

      Lori has been a teacher at First Trinity Preschool since 2012. She taught in a public school in Virginia for five years and a Christian school for two years before moving back to Buffalo. She graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Elementary Education. She also worked in a Christian preschool for two years while going to college. She is a wife and a mother of three children. All of her children have gone through the program at First Trinity. Her family attends church at New Covenant Tabernacle, where her husband is a pastor on staff. She loves children and has enjoyed being a part of the preschool as a parent and a teacher.

      Personal Info and Fun Facts:
      • Experience:
        9 Years
      • Favorite Color:
        Green
      • Favorite Children’s Book:
        I’m in a Book
      • Favorite Food:
        Strawberries, Chocolate, Peanut Butter
      • Favorite Ice Cream:
        Chocolate Peanut Butter
      • Favorite Season:
        Fall
      • Hometown:
        Buffalo
      • Hobbies:
        Taking pictures
      • Family:
        Married with 3 children (Nehemiah, Abby, Joel)
    • Darcy Fesmire
      Assistant Teacher, 3-Year-Olds

      Darcy Fesmire

      Assistant Teacher, 3-Year-Olds

      Darcy has been an aide since 2008.  She has been married to Eric since 1993 and has 4 handsome boys. Her family enjoys theater, reading and vacations to visit her parents in North Carolina.  She started at the school because her youngest 2 were students, and it gave her the chance to still be home after school with her kids.  She has stayed because she loves the people she works with and the chance to meet some special little people and love them with the love Jesus has for them!

      Personal Info and Fun Facts:
      • Experience:
        6 Years
      • Favorite Color:
        Brown
      • Favorite Children’s Book:
        There’s a Monster at the End of this Book
      • Favorite Food:
        Pizza
      • Favorite Ice Cream:
        Mocha Chip
      • Favorite Season:
        Fall
      • Hometown:
        Braintree, MA
      • Hobbies:
        Cooking, Facebook, Scrapbooking
      • Family:
        Married with 4 boys