Our four year old program is designed to improve writing and math skills while starting pre-reading development. We also place an emphasis on supporting the growth of confidence that many children naturally begin to develop at this age. Children will have usually turned four before entering the program although some may turn four shortly after starting.
Four year olds are introduced to more structure and opportunities to explore. Children work more regularly on their writing skills including capital and lower case letters. They also spend a significant amount of time learning about phonics since it teaches the fundamental building blocks of successful reading. Math?
At this age, children start to become aware of their own talents and begin recognizing how they compare to other children. This is an important year to build confidence by making sure each child feels supported to try every activity, even if they perhaps do not always get the answer right the first time. Although the children still have free play time, it is usually planned in the afternoon.
Children participate in the following weekly specialty classes:
Four year old's also participate in monthly field trips to places like the Natural History Museum, Cox Farm and local playgrounds. For a longer list of places we enjoy visiting, consult our field trips page.
A typical day in the life of a four year old:
|6:45am - 9:00am||Drop-off||3:00pm - 3:30pm||Afternoon Snack|
|8:30am - 9:00am||Breakfast||3:30pm - 6:15pm||Classroom Activities|
|9:00am - 11:00am||Morning Academics||4:30pm - 5:00pm||Recess|
|11:00am - 11:30am||Recess||5:00pm - 5:15pm||Evening Snack|
|11:30am - 12:00pm||Lunch||3:00pm - 6:15pm||Pick-Up|
|12:30pm - 3:00pm||Nap Time|
We recognize the great trust it requires to place your child in the care of another person. To help provide your family the best possible experience:
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.