Here is a description of the classes we offer. 3 Year Old Class Our main goal for this class is to develop independence which helps to build self confidence. Learning to play with others, learning to share, cleaning up after play, and tolerance of others ideas are qualities stressed at all times. Activities such as counting, recognition of numbers 1-10, recognizing names, shapes and colors are provided. The class ratio will be 8 students per 1 teacher. 3 year-old class curriculum Literature based activities Daily story times Pre-writing skills Left to right movement Conceptual activities Name recognition Mathematics Pre-math skills Sorting Counting Matching Shapes Number recognition 1-10 Science Water Seasons Weather Animals Plants Five senses Arts Colors Shapes Painting Cutting Music, poems, finger plays Social Development Sharing Cooperation with a group Independence Self-control Awareness of self and others Fine and gross motor skills Following directions
Our 4 year old program is designed to prepare children for kindergarten. Letter recognition, numbers 1-20, shapes, colors, science, developing fine and gross motor coordination and developing social skills to deal with adults and peers, comprise the curriculum. Activities are designed to encourage children to succeed in a learning situation. The class ratio will be 9 children per 1 teacher. 4 year-old class Curriculum Language Arts Pre-reading skills Letter recognition and sound Printing letters Printing name Daily story times Act out stories Expressing thoughts and experiences Mathematics Counting Matching Shapes Problem solving Spatial recognition Number recognition 1-20 Writing numbers 1-20 Patterning Science Seasons Weather Animals Plant life Five senses Cooking skills Arts Colors Shapes Basic drawing Music, poems, finger plays Painting Social Development Independence Sharing Taking turns Working as a group Fine and gross motor skills Following directions Listening
Our 5 year old program is designed for children who are 5 by September 30 but not quite ready to go to kindergarten. Our program consists of activities to improve skills needed to succeed in kindergarten, such as staying on task, listening, constructive use of free time and following directions. Skills such as letter recognition, beginning sounds, pre-reading skills, printing, numbers 1-20, and science activities. Creativity in all activities is stressed. The class ratio is 9 students per 1 teacher.
5 year old class curriculum Language Arts Identify upper case letters Begin to identify letter sounds Rhyming words Pre-reading skills Printing and identifying letters Begin to write letters Mathematics Number recognition 1-20 Writing numbers 1-20 Counting Graphing Measuring Patterning Sorting Telling time Whole Science *Intersects with all activities* Weather/seasons Animals Trees and seeds Foods Ramps Art Drawing skills Painting Clay Music, poems, finger plays Social/Emotional Development Independence Responsibility for self and belongings Working as a group Follow directions and routines Care about the feelings of others Listening Adapting to change
Lunch Time Enrichment Program (Optional) This program offers children a chance to participate in additional activities either before or after their regular class time. Classes offered this year are Art & Literature, STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math), Chapel, and Movement & Music. Students bring their lunch and eat between 11:30 and 12:00. Enrichment classes are from 12:00-12:30 There is an additional charge for these classes (except Chapel) Details about these classes are presented at orientation in September
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