Fours Class

The Fours class is for children who are four years old by September 1st of the current school year.  Typically four year olds are eager to learn, socialize, and be independent.  They are fairly obedient, proud to go school, and love to explore and expand their ideas about the world.  They are increasingly able to control their bodies and their emotions.  Four year olds can be very observant and they frequently try to imitate adult behaviors.
They approach the world with great curiosity and begin to use their imaginations to understand it.  Sometimes they have trouble separating reality from fantasy.  Four year olds thrive in environments rich with new experiences, opportunities for expanded language acquisition, opportunities for numerous social experiences, and people who accept them as being competent and enjoyable.
Responsive and caring teachers help four year olds:
• Be self-sufficient and become increasingly independent.
• Play cooperatively with a group of other children.
• Understand their emotions and increase self-control.
• Interpret facial expressions and understand social clues.
• Identify the boundaries between truth and fiction.
• Grow significantly in their communication skills.
• Extend oral language skills to reading and writing.
• Think in more complex ways, relating information to their expanding base of knowledge.
• Enjoy literature in many different forms and develop pre-reading skills.
• Grow in both large and small motor skills with increased emphasis on the small motor development.
• Have fun with other children and teachers as they learn through play.
Fours Classes
                        Parents sign-in their child. Child checks in and prepares to go
                        outside for large motor activity.                          
                        Children go outside, weather permitting or to inside large motor
                         room for large motor activities.  Socialization is facilitated and
                        First Circle: prayer, weather, and day’s activities are explained. 
                        Letter and phonics lessons are presented.  Show and Tell activity
                        on Fridays.
                        Children explore prepared activity centers. They are encouraged
                        to move freely between each center. Both teacher-directed 
                        activities and self-initiated activities are supported.
                      Snack time where children, wash hands, enjoy a snack and interact socially. 
                       Independence is encouraged. Teachers sit with the children' encourage 
                       socialization and model appropriate behavior.
                        Closing Circle:  recap of the day, bible verse, song and story. This Circle 
                         is also when Spanish instruction or Music/Movement may be presented 
                        depending on the day of the week.  Dismissal: Parents must sign-out their children.