4 YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL
As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they feel ready to take on the world. Our 4-5 year old Daycare/Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children develop early literacy, mathematics, science, and social skills. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active, too.
Everything we do
Is designed for learning
4-5 YR OLD PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
A guide to your child’s early education
Discover how our five area of focus give your child endless opportunities to learn and grow.
COMMUNICATING WITH OTHERS
We guide your child in developing communication skills.
We use word cards and photos to present new words; introduce high-quality children’s literature to promote a love of reading; encourage your child to practice writing letters and words; help your recognize and read his or her own name; and use read-aloud times to practice reading.
BUILDING BRAIN POWER
We help your child gain higher-level thinking skills.
We encourage the exploration of the physical properties of materials; use daily calendar activities to teach about sequence of events, patterns, and routines; and support the learning of cognitive skills such as counting, estimating, making predictions, testing, and drawing conclusions.
MAKING NEW FRIENDS
We coach your child in developing strong relationships.
We establish classroom-helper roles to practice carrying out classroom responsibilities; model social concepts such as “please” and “thank you;” have daily classroom conversations and community-building discussions; and encourage cooperation and sharing with other children.
GROWING A HEALTHY BODY
We help your child refine motor skills.
We use lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to enhance fine-motor skills; strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities; improve balancing skills using hula hoops, and balance beams; and offer healthy food choices for snacks and meals.
We inspire your child to explore creative ideas and talents.
We tell stories with puppets; nurture the development of multiple thinking strategies and the application of knowledge in new ways; and support creative expression through dramatic play, music, and art experiences.
· Themed units that encourage your child’s curiosity, increase confidence, and support self-directed activities
· Hands-on experiences chosen to boost math and science skills
· Daily small- and large-group activities
· Observation-based assessments that track your child’s progress toward developmental milestones and school readiness
· Portfolios that document growth and development through your child’s work
· Regular teacher-family communication, including daily updates to keep you informed
Stepping Stones Learning Center Preschool Graduation 2015