The 4-Year-Old Program

  • What is available for 4-year-olds?  

    In general, children in our 4-year-old classes turn four by February of the current school year.

    All 4-year-old classes:

    • Have a lead teacher and an assistant teacher
    • Participate in music (weekly), chapel (twice a month), Spanish (twice a month), and science (monthly)
    • Meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30am-12:30pm, and Tuesdays from 9:30am-1:30pm (bring a lunch!)

    The 4-year-olds are grouped into classes by birthday as follows:

    • Youngest: Teddy Bears (11 children)
    • Middle: Fish (11 children)
    • Oldest: Monkeys (12 children)

    “Extras” available for the 4-year-old Program:

    Book Worms:

    • Limited to 12 children from the Fish and Monkey classes (older children)
    • Meets Thursdays from 9:30am-12:30pm
    • Focuses on a particular children’s book each week
    • Has two teachers, a lead and an assistant

    Book Bugs:

    • Limited to 12 children from Fish and Teddy Bear classes (younger children)
    • Meets Fridays from 9:30am-12:30pm
    • Focuses on a particular children’s book each week
    • Has two teachers, a lead and an assistant

    Stay and Play and Summer Camp:

     

    Curriculum Overview

    As the children naturally turn their interest to group games and more cognitive learning, we encourage those skills through activities that involve alphabet, counting, name recognition, sequencing, and listening skills. To help develop “kindergarten readiness” skills, we also provide guidance in social behavior and building independence.  We work on using a pencil, increased cutting skills, and fostering curiosity in other environments through books, comparing, and categorizing. We utilize a developmentally-based approach to early handwriting, called “Handwriting Without Tears,” in which letters are introduced and practiced using a variety of senses.  The 4-year-olds participate in Spanish and chapel activity periods twice per month, and they participate in music class weekly.

     

  • Tuition

    • Teddy Bears, Fish, and Monkeys (3 days per week)
      $305 per month
    • Teddy Bears/Fish + Book Worms (4 days per week)
      $385 per month
    • Fish/Monkeys + Book Bugs (4 days per week)
      $385 per month
  • Fees

    • One-time registration fee
      $100
    • One-time activity fee
      $75
    • One-time snack fee (for Book Worms and Book Bugs classes only)
      $45