Paper Type

Master's Thesis


College of Education and Human Services

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Dr. Janice Wood

Second Advisor

Dr. James Mittelstadt

Third Advisor

Dr. William Herrold


This curriculum project reviews the methods, materials, movements, music and reading activities that have been shown in the literature to be appropriate for teaching social, emotional, intellectual, and physical skills to three year olds. The development, major findings, various methods, and teacher effectiveness in early childhood education are also discussed. This curriculum project is specifically designed for three year old skills and abilities as listed by The Florida Kindergarten Council, Inc., 1987. The criteria for selection of the activities is included. This project includes a list of the reviewed activities arranged in the format of a nine month calendar and categorized under one of the following headings; art activities, movement activities, music and recipes. One color, number and shape will be introduced into the curriculum each month. Finally, suggested stories appropriate for the central theme of each month will be included for teachers to use in reinforcing the concepts presented.