We are excited to have Miss Lori join us this year as our 3 day 4 year old teacher! Miss Lori has served in many roles in our preschool for several years, and we are so excited to have her as our lead teacher this year for the 3 day 4's.
3 day 4’s class:
We believe there are two important aspects of 4-year old preschool: (1) learning through play and (2) some preparation for Kindergarten. We love to incorporate a lot of play during our day, both inside and outside. There is so much research on the importance of less structure and more play for preschoolers. However, we do also try to focus on some skills that will be useful for Kindergarten, such as letters, numbers, cutting, gluing, holding a pencil, writing their names, following simple directions, basic drawing, one-on-one and whole group activities. Most importantly, we want our kids to have fun! We want all children to feel loved and look forward to school each day!
A typical day consists of whole group circle time, centers, outside playtime, lunch, and reading aloud. During Circle Time, we focus on learning the pledge, identifying letters and sounds, counting, calendar, and weather. During Centers, we focus on play, as well as one-on-one learning and crafts with the teachers. During playground and lunch, we focus on various social skills as well as skills necessary for school lunchtime, such as opening your own packaging. Quite possibly my favorite time of day is after lunch when we have time to read aloud. I love books and I love sharing them with children!