Our 4-Year-Old program is designed for children who turn 4 between January 1- December 31. We focus on the tools and skills necessary to prepare children for Kindergarten. This includes developing a greater sense of independence and self-sufficiency, encouraging basic decision-making without adult intervention, problem- solving, improving listening skills, proficiency in letters and single-digit numbers and an introduction to writing. Our 4-Year-Old program exposes our children to the larger community with field trips and enrichment visitors in the classroom (i.e. – dentist, veterinarian, African drummers, foreign language speakers within our SPDS community, etc.). Included in their daily activities are snack, music, gym, art and playground time.
Our 4-year-olds meet five mornings a week, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. You may choose to extend your child’s day with an optional 1-hour lunch, available daily from noon -1:00 pm. We also offer optional 1.5-hour enrichment programs 4 days/week following lunch from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. We offer two 5 day/week classes. In the 4-Year-Old program, the average class size is 14-16 children with one head teacher and one assistant teacher in each classroom.