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FOUR YEAR OLD CLASS

The program is designed for each child to learn all the necessary skills and understandings to succeed in kindergarten and continue to thrive academically and socially.

Our Four Year Old program utilizes learning centers like our other classes; but also incorporates a more extensive handwriting curriculum in the day’s activities. We strive to provide the children in our program with challenging learning experiences that will allow each child to learn at his or her own developmental level and to be successful.

Using the Nemours BrightStart Curriculum and Handwriting Without Tears children are provided opportunities throughout the day to learn their names, writing first and last names, increasing vocabulary, pre reading skills, math and science skills, as well as the social and emotional development learned while interacting with other students and their teachers. Throughout the day, children make self-directed and guided choices, participate in small groups and projects, join in brief circle-times with the whole group, and reflect upon their learning experiences.

Learning Centers you will find in our 4 year old classroom:

Language Library

Blocks / Manipulatives

Dramatic Play/ Housekeeping/ Home Living

Sand & Water/ Pre Science

Music/ Movement

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Art Center

Outdoor (Large Motor) Learning

4 Year Old Curriculum

Our four year old class uses Nemours BrightStart Curriculum in conjunction with other resources for each weekly theme. We incorporate Handwriting without Tears for our handwriting lessons as an age appropriate way to teach our students important handwriting skills.

In addition to our weekly theme based curriculum, we implemented a new character building curriculum in 2012. For our 4 year old class this curriculum focuses on 8 Pillars of Character, a daily promise and our I CARE Rules.

5 PILLARS OF CHARACTER

 
1.   FRIENDSHIP / CARING​
2.   TRUST
3.   RESPECT
4.   RESPONSIBILITY
5.   SELF-CONTROL​
6.   EMPATHY / GENTLENESS
7.   CONFLICT RESOLUTION
8.   CITIZENSHIP
 

DAILY PROMISE

Today I will be a good friend, show respect to others & have self control.

I am responsible for my actions.

I will make positive choices.

I know that when I love myself and others I am doing the best I can do!

I CARE RULES

I Listen to others

My hands are for helping

I care about others feelings

I am responsible for what I say and do

I use kind words

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