Four-Year-Olds/Pre-K

Hope Christian Preschool

Description of Program for 4-Year-Old/Pre-K Children

 

Children who participate in this program

turn 4 prior to October 2, 2017.


We have two classes for four-year-old/Pre-K children: Monday/Wednesday/Friday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm; or Tuesday/Thursday mornings from 9:00am-12:00pm, with Wednesday afternoons from 12:45pm-3:45pm.  There are 12 children in a class, with one teacher and one teacher's assistant.  Parent participation is required with a minimum 12 hours per year.  As a developmental preschool we consider play to be the most important job a child has.  Through play children will experience the world around them.  Our four-year-old/Pre-K classes are designed to encourage exploration, social development and pre-kindergarten skills.
 

Components of our Four-Year-Old/Pre-K Classes

  • Each child is viewed as a unique individual, with differing learning styles and levels of ability.
  • Provide a nurturing, loving, and safe environment.
  • Christian nurture is encouraged through Chapel time each week, daily prayer, stories and the celebration of Christian holidays.
  • Help children to learn and experience the world as a place God has created for them.
  • Encourage each child to develop independence.
  • Help children develop cooperative social skills such as cooperation, helping, negotiating.
  • Help children develop problem solving skills.
  • The environment is designed to encourage exploration and interaction with other children, adults and learning materials.
  • Children are allowed to select many of their own activities, which may include dramatic play, blocks, science, math, puzzles, art, tactile and manipulative activities.
  • Opportunities are provided which develop basic skills that are meaningful to children such as how reading and writing are useful, opportunities for dictation, sign making, name recognition, writing, letter and number recognition.
  • Opportunities are provided to develop phonetic awareness, sounds, rhyming, and word games.
  • Activities are provided to develop language and literacy: Listening and reading stories and poems, field trips, seeing the printed word in use, participating in dramatic play, informal conversations, experimenting with writing, drawing and copying.
  • Opportunities are provided for children to develop an understanding about themselves, others, and the world around them.
  • Provide time both indoors and outdoors for children to explore and experience their large motor development.
  • Provide materials and opportunities for children to develop their fine motor skills.
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