Fours

four year old preschool class chester county paMonday/Wednesday/Friday

The Fours class incorporates various developmental skills through weekly study units. Kindergarten readiness is fostered by centers and circle times that introduce alphabet (upper and lower case), number concepts, phonics, pattern recognition, sorting, cutting, and drawing. Our Language Arts curriculum incorporates the award-winning Handwriting Without Tears® as part of our daily routine. Math concepts are taught using the Hands-On Standards Math Curriculum. This curriculum supports the use of manipulatives which provide lessons that are active and engaging! Curiosity is enhanced through science and discovery activities and through a number of field trips throughout the year. Each child is given opportunities to develop his/her social and emotional skills through imaginative play, sharing, and interactive participation. An awareness of God the Father, and Jesus, His Son is developed through prayer, Bible stories and truths which are integrated throughout the day.

General Overview of Weekly Study Units

September:
Welcome to School; God Made Me Special/Feelings; Me and My Friends/Manners; Fall
October:
Colors, Shapes and Opposites; Community Helpers; Animals and Pets; Havest
(Field trip to local orchard; Harvest Party)
November:
Pilgrims; Native Americans; Thanksgiving
(Visit from Great Valley Nature Center)
December:
Christmas!
(Our Christmas program is not to be missed. This unique portrayal of Jesus’ birth will warm your heart!)
January:
Winter; Five Senses; Multicultural Week; Hibernation/Groundhogs/PJ’s day!
(A visit from the Great Valley Nature Center)
February:
Dental Health; Love; Our Presidents; Health Awareness
(Visit from dentist)
March:
Dr. Seuss; Green, green…everywhere green! Easter
April:
Spring; Ocean Life; Earth Week; Farm
(Field trip to Springton Manor farm)
May:
Insects; All of our Favorites!
(Messy Day: Closing Program)

Daily Schedule

Welcome/Circle Time (20 minutes) – Interactive activity, Calendar, Pledge, Weather, Story, Songs and Finger plays

Centers (40 minutes) – Social, language, math, art, science

Language Arts (10 minutes)

Music/Creative Movement (30 minutes)

Outdoor Time (15 minutes) – The children enjoy our spacious, fenced-in playground area as often as possible or play downstairs in our large recreation hall

Snack (15 minutes)

Bible Circle Time (15 minutes) – Bible story, songs, prayer time

Get ready for dismissal (5 minutes)

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