Four & Five Year Old Classes

Our classrooms provide a safe and fun learning environment that allows our Four & Five Year Olds to explore and create as they prepare for elementary school.

ABOUT THIS CLASS

Children in the Four/Five Year Old classes attend school on Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings, Monday through Thursday mornings or Monday through Friday mornings. Our inviting classrooms, with a teacher/student ratio of 1:8, are designed to encourage physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development. Educational materials cover the tables and are changed frequently in order to provide new exploratory experiences. The playground, which includes a planter box garden tended to by the children, offers the opportunity to ride bikes, climb and slide, dig in the sand, and play with hoops and balls. Imaginary play takes place in and around our playhouses which have an ample supply of tools and dishes. The curriculum in the Four/Five Year Old classes is an age appropriate balance of academics and play. The academics are presented by our experienced teachers in such a way that the children have fun as they are learning. After completing our Four/Five Year Old classes, the children are prepared to move on to Kindergarten.

THEME PROJECTS

New themes will be introduced in the classroom throughout the year. Some of the themes inspiring our projects include Community Helpers, Farm, Dinosaurs, and Ecology. Each week there is a new and creative teacher directed thematic project.

BIBLE

Every week the children hear an engaging Bible story often told with songs, props or drama. The children learn that God loves them and is with them all the time. Several times a year, we go to chapel to hear a Bible story presented by one of the church pastors. This gives us a chance to see a beautiful room of worship and experience the beauty of God's word in a new way.

MUSIC

While songs are incorporated in many of the curriculums, the children have the unique opportunity to meet each week with our piano playing music teacher. She has a wide repertoire of songs that go along with all of our themes. Throughout the year, we invite musicians from the church to share instruments with us as part of a music appreciation program.

MATH

Much of our math curriculum focuses on spatial relationships, shapes and numbers. The children engage in activities that involve the numbers 1-30. Functional math includes working with clocks, yardsticks, and money.

PERCEPTUAL MOTOR

The teacher selects activities which require the children to think and then respond using their large muscles. They participate in activities such as walking on balance beams, bowling, walking like animals, hopping, jumping and catching balls. Movement and rhythm activities set to music also are included in this curriculum.

PRE-READING AND LANGUAGE

Since the public schools are expecting more letter recognition when children enter Kindergarten, we have added a pre-reading segment in addition to the Language portion of our curriculum. In pre-reading, the children receive many opportunities to learn to recognize the uppercase and lowercase letters. The Handwriting Without Tears learning kits provide many hands-on activities. We also hunt for hidden letters in rice and shredded paper. Some sight words are introduced, and the children learn about word families. Our language program is a teacher directed time where the children have many opportunities to share thoughts and stories with the teacher through oral dictation. Our curriculum emphasizes both writing letters and recognizing the sound that each letter makes. Many activities are included which make learning our uppercase and lowercase ABCs fun.

SPANISH

This is a fun circle time where the children learn everyday words and gain the confidence that they can share some Spanish words and songs with their families at home.

SCIENCE

This is a hands-on time of learning where the children will explore such concepts as sink and float and magnification. Building volcanoes and launching rockets are some of the exciting activities.

NUTRITION

In our nutrition program, the children learn about healthy foods and how to prepare recipes. Eating the pizza, applesauce or fried rice that they have prepared themselves is enjoyed by all.

CLASS SCHEDULE

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULE

30 minutes: Greeting, free play, interest centers, enrichment activities
15 minutes: Circle time which includes prayer, calendar, weather, counting of children present, introduction of participating parents, introduction of the theme or a curriculum concept
45 minutes: Projects, interest centers, playground
15 minutes: Circle time
15 minutes: Snack
45 minutes: Projects, interest centers, playground
15 minutes: Cleanup, closing activities

CLASSROOM RATIO

In our Four/Five Year Old classes, we maintain a ratio of 8 students/teacher.

MONTHLY TUITION FEES (2017-2018)

DAYS TIMES MONTHLY COST
Pre-Kindergarten 3 Day Class Mon/Wed/Fri  8:30 am - 11:30 am $470.00

4th Hour Lunch Program M/W only extending program to 12:30 pm*

+ $75 additional
Pre-Kindergarten Class 4 Day Class Mon-Thurs 8:30 am - 11:30 am $550.00

4th Hour Lunch Program Tu/Th only extending program to 12:30 pm*

+ $75 additional
Transitional Kindergarten 5 Day Class Mon-Fri

8:30 am - 11:30 am

$625.00

4th Hour Lunch Program M/W only extending program to 12:30 pm*

+ $75 additional

**Tuition fee subject to change** Tuition is based on the number of sessions in a school year. The total cost is divided into nine equal payments. These payments can be made by check, by an authorized debit from your checking account or by authorizing a recurring credit card payment.

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QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about our classes, please feel free to contact our office.

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