4 year olds

4's Kindergarten Readiness

The 4’s classes meet:

Mornings:  9-11:30 MWF or TRF

Afternoons:  12:45- 3:15 MWF or TRF

 

Enrichment days are Thursday for the MWF classes and Wednesday for the TRF classes from 12:45- 3:15 (optional)

Classroom size is limited to 16 students with 2 teachers.1:8 ratio

Children must be 4 years old by September 30th   

Four year olds are actively engaged in activities that encourage social development as well as cognitive, expressive and receptive language, large motor, fine motor, and listening skills.  They include: 

  • Developing fine motor skills, art activities, writing name and beginning readiness with  writing letters of the alphabet; journal writing and scissor skills
  • Jesus Time and Chapel — learning Old Testament and New
  • Testament Bible stories, how we treat one another, learning to pray and how to act the Jesus Way! 
  •  Math readiness — numbers, rote counting, counting with 
    1:1 correspondence; recognizing colors and shapes,
    discrimination skills
  • Expressive and Receptive Language skills
  • Reading Readiness and Literacy skills
  • Science and Social Studies units/themes with experiments
    and hands-on activities in discovery centers 
  • I Pad Technology supporting learning themes
  • Media Center-story time with our Media Specialist,
    borrowing books from our library.
  • Creative cooking
  • Music— singing, finger-plays, performances
  • Large motor skills — using all kinds of “gym” equipment and our fun playground!
  • Physical Education-PE Teachers working on motor skills
  • Field trips and in-house programs
  • Special theme days —Nursery Rhymes, Community
  • Workers, and many more
  • In addition to the above curriculum, our early education
    program emphasizes:
  • Social development — sharing, taking turns
  • Verbal skills, courtesy in speech and manner 
  • A comfortable transition from home to school
  • Listening experiences, learning routines, increasing
    attention span, accepting change in routine, following multi-step directions, and working together in groups

 

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