Programs

Educational Programs for 4- to 5-Year Olds

4- to 5-Year Olds

Eligibility
Students must be 4 by October 15 of the entrance year. Child must be potty-trained.

Sessions
2 session times available: Mon, Wed and Fri
Morning session 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs
Afternoon session 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Daily Schedule
Indoor Free Play
Circle Time: includes songs, games, conversation, movement activities
Snack
Story Time/Learning Activity
Table Activity/Arts and Crafts
Outdoor Free Play/DISMISSAL/Pick up

Curriculum
The curriculum includes activities that enrich the child’s learning and growth in areas of social, social/communication, fine and gross motor, cognitive, and emotional skills. This age is focused on pre-readiness skills for entrance into kindergarten.

Goals
With goals attained at the 3-year-old level, the four year old program encompasses skills that will prepare your child for entrance into kindergarten. Remembering to stay focused on the same goals listed above we add the following pre-kindergarten readiness goals:

  • Demonstrate the ability to stay focused for longer periods of time
  • Work on fine motor skills such as writing (name, upper/lower case letters, shapes);cutting with scissors; using art supplies appropriately; snap, zip, button closures.
  • Show leadership qualities as well as be able to follow; chose constructive activities at free play; follow rules of the classroom; listen to instructions; be respectful to all.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of shapes; recognize most upper and lower case letters; recognize letters 1-20; count to 50.
  • Understand concepts of size, quantity, matching, simple addition/subtraction; sequencing numbers, shapes, colors, story.
  • Retell story in sequence, using expression and comprehension—and imagination! Draw pictures to represent story’s sequence.
  • Recognize simple money: penny, nickel, dime, quarter
  • Understand that letters make up words and words make up stories; handle pages of a book from left to right; locate letters in print
  • Learn basic phonetics: sounds of consonants, vowels—that words have vowels; learn simple sight words; blend letter sounds to make words
  • Be excited about learning to learn!!!