Our 4 year old program uses the reading series, Opening the World of Learning, and the writing program, Handwriting Without Tears. Through OWL, students learn skills through thematic units. Students build on oral language and background knowledge by discussing concepts that relate to each weekly theme. They practice naming and identifying both upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet, as well as letter sounds, rhyming, initial sounds, and learn how to write letters and numbers.
Similar to the 3 year old program, in mathematics activities and lessons, students participate in hands on exploration of numbers, combining sets, shape and color recognition, and measurement.
Our Pre-K4 program is designed as a school readiness program in order to best prepare children and enhance self confidence for Kindergarten, and to help cultivate a life-long love of learning.
In Religion, we use the series, Stories of God's Love to introduce students to gospel readings that apply to their personal lives. Students learn that Jesus is their friend and how we grow closer to God. We encourage sharing, cooperation, and socialization.
Children engage in free play, using any of the toys located in the room, as well as activities set up at individual tables and the sensory table. We strive to have developmentally appropriate expectations throughout the year. Our goal is a positive growth experience for your child - and for you!
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