4 Year Old Class Programs
We offer weekly 3-day and 5-day programs for four year olds.
We offer a weekly 5-day program for children who turn four on or before September 1. This program meets five days a week, Monday-Friday from 8:05am-12:15pm, with an extended day option until 6:00pm. In this class, lunch is provided by the parents.
We also offer a Monday, Wednesday, Friday class for children who turn four on or before November 1st. This class meets from 8:05am-12:15pm, with an option for lunch (provided by parents) and an extended day until 6:00pm.
A snack is provided for all classes. Providing preschoolers with a variety of foods helps ensure good nutrition!
Our four and five year old children are provided with a variety of activities that develop kindergarten readiness. Activities include listening, language development, problem solving, group interaction, letter and sound recognition, counting and number recognition along with small and large motor activities, dramatic play, creative art, literature and music. These age appropriate activities are presented to children individually, in small and large groups in a Catholic Christian environment. Skills presented in group activities include respect, sharing, listening, cooperation and problem solving. Teachers offer direct instruction and positive feedback to guide the children throughout the day.
Our programs provide parents the flexibility to have their child stay for an extended period of time during class days, on either a single day as needed, or on a regular basis, for an additional charge. Lunch Bunch for Monday/Wednesday/Friday students runs from 11:15am-12:15pm. Lunch is provided by the parent. Extended Stay and Play runs from 12:15-3:00pm. After school child care is also available from 3:00-6:00pm.
Learning Objectives for Four/Five Year Olds
- Cognitive Skills
- Exposure to all colors
- Exposure to numbers 1 through 25
- Putting words together to form sentences
- Learning to speak in five to seven word sentences
- Following simple three to five step directions
- Using words (adjectives) to describe feelings
- Using words to problem solve
- Exposure to all the alphabet letters, upper and lower case
- Learning sounds of letters
- Printing of name
- Recognition of first and last name in written form
- Exposure to simple sequencing of events
- Understanding opposites
- Learning to rhyme words
Small Motor Skills
- Correct hold and usage of crayons/pencils
- Correct hold and usage of scissors, being able to turn the paper
- Stringing beads or small objects
- Doing puzzles (8 - 15 pieces)
Large Motor Skills
- Balancing on one foot
- Hopping on one foot
- Throwing and catching a ball
- Kicking a ball
- Walking a straight line
- Attempt to skip
- Jumping with both feet off the ground