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4-YEAR OLDS

Teachers: Morgan Spray and Lauren Brown

Reading Readiness is the focus of our 4-year-old program as the children learn their letters and beginning sounds. Classrooms are center-based and the teachers guide the children through well-planned activities that promote an eagerness for learning. Math, science, and social studies are introduced through the use of creative, hands-on units of study. Use of the Learning Without Tears program strengthens alphabet knowledge and letter/number recognition, while continuing to develop fine motor skills. The love of literature is passed on to the children through daily reading, imaginative activities based on classic literature, and the availability of quality children’s books. The Bridges math curriculum encourages exploration of manipulatives to strengthen number sense and early computation skills. Our 4s attend music, PE, and chapel weekly. Highlights of the year include the Gingerbread Boy, Polar Express Day, Water Day, participation in the school-wide spring music program, and our Mother’s Day Tea and Art Show.

Units of study include, but are not limited to:
Seasons and Holidays
Colors/Opaque & Transparent
Rhyming Words
Human Body/All About Me
Gingerbread Boy/Travels and Geography
Nutrition
Circus
Authors/Illustrators

 

Our 4-year-olds attend all 5 days of the week. We maintain a 1:12 student/teacher ratio.