Preschool Curriculum, 4 Year Olds

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The Ready, Set, Go preschool curriculum is a planned program of thematic units. Each theme is built upon a series of hands-on activities, which are integrated throughout all subject areas and learning centers. Children will learn math, science, vocabulary, and social skills.

All 4 year olds are eager to learn new things. At Kiddie Academy, we allow them to do so through teacher and peer interaction-in both large and small groups.

The curriculum focuses on developing your child’s skills in several areas, including: language arts and literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, gross and fine motor development and character education.

Activities in the 4-year-old classrooms include:

Reciting poems and sharing stories, measuring things, identifying differences in the seasons, beginning to identify their feelings, passing food through Family Style Dining, climb up the ladder or go down the slide on age-appropriate playgrounds and learn about generosity.

Areas of Development

The Ready, Set, Go preschool day care curriculum focuses on your 4-year-old child's primary areas of development.

Communication and Language Development: Ready, Set, Go contains activities that will promote early literacy skills, including alphabet letter recognition, phonics, and comprehension. Your child will be immersed in a print-rich environment, surrounded by award-winning children's literature, which helps prepare him for kindergarten.
Social and Emotional Development: Ready, Set, Go is full of activities designed to increase children's independence, further developing their confidence and abilities. Teachers encourage the children to play a responsible role in the classroom community. Children will learn to solve problems by using words.
Physical Skills: Ready, Set, Go addresses all gross motor skills, which strengthen the large muscle groups of the body, such as arms and legs. Gross motor skills include jumping, running, throwing and catching a ball, and climbing playground equipment. Children will be encouraged to dance and participate in noncompetitive races. Fine motor skills, which include finger and hand movements, are vital to your child’s future writing skills. Four-year-olds will strengthen fine motor skills by playing in a sand-filled Discovery Table, by stacking small blocks, and by writing their names with finger paint.
Cognitive Development: Cognitive skills are the foundation of learning and knowledge. Ready, Set, Go contains many activities designed to prepare your child for elementary school. Children will be encouraged to recite finger plays and nursery rhymes, retell stories in their own words, make comparisons, and explore and make discoveries.
Math and Science Skills Development: Ready, Set, Go focuses on math and science readiness. Your child will practice important math skills, such as classifying, identifying shapes and numbers, and counting. Kiddie Academy teachers will provide many hands-on opportunities for the children to explore weather, plants, animals, sounds, textures, and other essential science topics.
Character Education: At Kiddie Academy, we believe it is important to introduce children to a wide variety of character traits. Each month, a value, such as pride or cooperation is introduced to your child throughout the program activities. Your child's teacher will encourage her to use positive self talk as she is challenged with a new task. Children's artwork is prominently displayed so they can show off their hard work to their families. These activities promote pride and encourage children to embrace new challenges.

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