Big Four

 

Our Four Year Old Classroom prepares children for kindergarten.

 

They leave our center ready to continue on their journey of learning about the world around them. We work closely with the Chula Vista School District and help you obtain the information necessary to enroll your child in kindergarten when the time comes.

This classroom has very specific centers:

  • Reading Center with books, puppets, and soft furniture
  • Block Center with many types of blocks, animals, people, train table and cars
  • Dramatic Play Center with kitchen, play food, baby dolls, doll furniture, and dress up clothes
  • Listening Center with music and books on CD so they can listen with headphones
  • Music Center with instruments
  • Science Center with a class hermit crab pet, magnets, textures, weighed materials, magnifying glasses and microscopes.
  • Manipulative Center with interlocking blocks, sewing items, and puzzles
  • Art Center with drawing, painting, gluing, and cutting materials.
  • Circle time focuses on introducing the weekly theme, discussing the calendar, weather, colors, alphabet, numbers, and basic songs and skills.
  • Children continue learning self help skills in this classroom and begin learning responsibility. Children have jobs such as passing out items, holding a door, or feeding the class pet. Learning to take turns, share, and clean up at the end of the day are also skills they are proud of.
  • Children are able to spend time outside on our playground specified for preschoolers. Gross motor activities are targeted as they can climb, slide, catch, jump and throw.
  • Basic Spanish is introduced by teaching the children the Spanish words for items in the classroom.
  • Four year olds are capable of learning routines and feel comfort in consistency. Our teachers follow a daily schedule and have a weekly themed curriculum to engage your children in active learning.
  • Positive reinforcement is essential for guiding appropriate behavior. Children learn to use kind word from the examples they hear.