For admission into our four year old class, a child must turn four by August 1 of the current school year. The “four’s” class is limited to 20-24 children supervised by two teachers and one helping teacher.
Our four-year-old program is designed to expand on what was learned in the three-year-old class. We will continue to develop your child’s social and emotional growth: sharing, playing with others, following directions and rules, cooperation, participation, listening, self-control, increased responsibility, appropriate play, and developing appropriate attention span.
The framework of our academic curriculum is based on the Early Learning Content Standards from the Ohio Department of Education. Before entering kindergarten, your child will be introduced to language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Through finger plays, stories, songs and rug time activities your child will continue to grow in letter and number recognition. Counting, one-to-one correspondence, sequence of events, and calendar (days of week, seasons, months, year) will be part of the curriculum. Your child’s class will focus on a letter and number weekly- focusing on recognition of upper and lower case letters and the sounds each letter makes. Fine motor development is continued with cutting, zipping, proper holding of crayon/marker, and printing. As in the three-year-old program, your child will use the gross motor room daily for large muscle development.
Staff to Child Ratio:
1 to 7: Group size 20
1 to 8: Group size 24
State requires 1 to 14