Pre-Kindergarten Program for 4 year olds
Teachers: Dana Ferrarelli & Rachael Cabos
The Sun Room is home to our 4 year olds. Our 4 year olds are ‘generally’ able to sit for a longer rug time than the 3 year olds although there is no guarantee of this as each day can vary. We cover areas of our curriculum such as science, language and literature, pre-math, music and movement, language arts.
We work cooperatively in a group to show self-control and cover areas such as visual discrimination and memory, auditory discrimination and memory, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, expressive language and receptive language all through play and fun activities. Inside the classroom the children have the option of doing a teacher-directed activity or an activity chosen by them. The child-directed activities include dramatic play, creation station, science and discovery, block building, sensory activities, lego / building table and clay/play dough table.
Many of our projects are project-based with emphasis on process vs. product. We may sometimes take a break from the project to give it some breathing time and return to it with more intentionality. Children are able to focus and be engaged in the activity they are doing and have more meaning in their activities.