Welcome to 4-year-old Preschool

Our preschool program focuses on school readiness with a structured weekly curriculum that teaches art, science, math, writing and social skills. Our teachers help to strengthen each child’s decision making and self -help skills in a safe supportive classroom environment.

The preschool classroom is set up to allow preschoolers to involve themselves in independent decision making in their classroom. The children can explore dramatic play, literary activities, discovery science projects and a quiet reading area.

We use the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum. The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory tools and strategies for your classroom. The program follows research that demonstrates children learn more effectively by actively doing, with materials that address all styles of learning.

Our 4 year old preschool class meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings or afternoons.

Class Schedule
9:00-9:10/12:30-12:40 Arrival, Circle rug, Rug toys
9:10-9:55/12:40-1:25 Welcome circle, Hello Song, Bible devotion
9:55-10:20/1:25-1:50 Daily Helpers Pledge/Calendar/Weather Music *somedays Show and Tell Intro to letter/number concept
10:20-10:30/1:50-2:00 Lesson/Table work
10:30-11:05/2:00-2:35 Snack and Story
11:05-11:10/2:35-2:40 Centers and Craft/Skill Based Activity
11:10-11:25/2:40-2:55 Clean Up
11:25-11:30/2:55-3:00 Large Motor/Outside

Hearts & Minds knows how important it is to keep the parents involved in their child’s daily activities, development and milestones. That’s why we provide you with the following:

  • Parent/Teacher conferences once a year.
  • Daily verbal interaction from the teacher about your child’s day.
  • The building of personal relationships with each family.
  • Encouraging daily/weekly calls or emails from parents to our team to support communication.
  • Open door facility; we promote parent visits to our facility at anytime to observe or participate in their child’s day.

Physical

  • Students will be a part of play-based learning where they will be given a group game and ask to follow multi-step directions while working with their classmates.
  • Students will be involved in our Music and Movement Program.
  • Students will be active in both our outdoor recreation space and also our indoor larger motor room.
  • Students will practice several fine motor skills in the classroom, such as mature pencil grip and proper use of scissors using their dominant hand, building with various objects, completing interlocking puzzles, etc.

Emotional

  • Students will gain independence through play, routines, and individual tasks.
  • Students will learn to initiate and respond appropriately in conversations and discussions with adults and classmates.

Intellectual

  • Students will work with letters from A-Z and recognize individual sounds.
  • Students will learn to recognize their first and last names.
  • Students will experiment with writing using various tools and materials.
  • Students develop awareness of numbers 0-20, involving one to one correspondence, rhymes, games, and counting with understanding.
  • Students will draw a self-portrait using 4 to 5 body parts.
  • Students will listen responsively to books/stories and engage in classroom discussions around the elements of a story.

Spiritual

  • Students will be taught God’s word from the Bible. This will be done through daily classroom devotion, song, monthly memory verse, and monthly participation in worship @ Kids Praise.

Social

  • Students will interact with peers in classroom work centers, where they will learn about themselves and also learn about playing with others.
  • Students will engage in cooperative play with small groups of children frequently.
  • Students will learn to initiate and respond appropriately in conversations and discussions with adults and classmates.
  • Students will learn to follow 3 part directions without a distraction.
  • 4 Elmer Glue Sticks
  • 1 Container of  baby wipes (Huggies or Pampers Preferred)
  • Crayola Broad Line Washable Markers 10 ct.
  • A-M (last name) Crayola Crayons 24 ct.
  • N-Z (last name) Right Handed Fiskars Scissors, Blunt Tip
  • Ziplock sandwich size bags
  • 1 Large container of Peanut Free snacks to share (ex. Graham crackers, Veggie Straws, Ritz Crackers, Vanilla Wafers, Teddy Grahams, Pretzels, Box Cereal, Cheese Crackers. 
  • 12 oz (or larger) bottle of Hand Sanitizer
  • Standard Size Backpack
Classroom

The preschool classroom is set up to allow preschoolers to involve themselves in independent decision making in their classroom. The children can explore dramatic play, literary activities, discovery science projects and a quiet reading area.

We use the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum. The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum draws from years of innovation and research to provide developmentally appropriate, multisensory tools and strategies for your classroom. The program follows research that demonstrates children learn more effectively by actively doing, with materials that address all styles of learning.

Our 4 year old preschool class meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings or afternoons.

Schedule
Class Schedule
9:00-9:10/12:30-12:40 Arrival, Circle rug, Rug toys
9:10-9:55/12:40-1:25 Welcome circle, Hello Song, Bible devotion
9:55-10:20/1:25-1:50 Daily Helpers Pledge/Calendar/Weather Music *somedays Show and Tell Intro to letter/number concept
10:20-10:30/1:50-2:00 Lesson/Table work
10:30-11:05/2:00-2:35 Snack and Story
11:05-11:10/2:35-2:40 Centers and Craft/Skill Based Activity
11:10-11:25/2:40-2:55 Clean Up
11:25-11:30/2:55-3:00 Large Motor/Outside
What to know

Hearts & Minds knows how important it is to keep the parents involved in their child’s daily activities, development and milestones. That’s why we provide you with the following:

  • Parent/Teacher conferences once a year.
  • Daily verbal interaction from the teacher about your child’s day.
  • The building of personal relationships with each family.
  • Encouraging daily/weekly calls or emails from parents to our team to support communication.
  • Open door facility; we promote parent visits to our facility at anytime to observe or participate in their child’s day.
Outcomes

Physical

  • Students will be a part of play-based learning where they will be given a group game and ask to follow multi-step directions while working with their classmates.
  • Students will be involved in our Music and Movement Program.
  • Students will be active in both our outdoor recreation space and also our indoor larger motor room.
  • Students will practice several fine motor skills in the classroom, such as mature pencil grip and proper use of scissors using their dominant hand, building with various objects, completing interlocking puzzles, etc.

Emotional

  • Students will gain independence through play, routines, and individual tasks.
  • Students will learn to initiate and respond appropriately in conversations and discussions with adults and classmates.

Intellectual

  • Students will work with letters from A-Z and recognize individual sounds.
  • Students will learn to recognize their first and last names.
  • Students will experiment with writing using various tools and materials.
  • Students develop awareness of numbers 0-20, involving one to one correspondence, rhymes, games, and counting with understanding.
  • Students will draw a self-portrait using 4 to 5 body parts.
  • Students will listen responsively to books/stories and engage in classroom discussions around the elements of a story.

Spiritual

  • Students will be taught God’s word from the Bible. This will be done through daily classroom devotion, song, monthly memory verse, and monthly participation in worship @ Kids Praise.

Social

  • Students will interact with peers in classroom work centers, where they will learn about themselves and also learn about playing with others.
  • Students will engage in cooperative play with small groups of children frequently.
  • Students will learn to initiate and respond appropriately in conversations and discussions with adults and classmates.
  • Students will learn to follow 3 part directions without a distraction.
Supply List
  • 4 Elmer Glue Sticks
  • 1 Container of  baby wipes (Huggies or Pampers Preferred)
  • Crayola Broad Line Washable Markers 10 ct.
  • A-M (last name) Crayola Crayons 24 ct.
  • N-Z (last name) Right Handed Fiskars Scissors, Blunt Tip
  • Ziplock sandwich size bags
  • 1 Large container of Peanut Free snacks to share (ex. Graham crackers, Veggie Straws, Ritz Crackers, Vanilla Wafers, Teddy Grahams, Pretzels, Box Cereal, Cheese Crackers. 
  • 12 oz (or larger) bottle of Hand Sanitizer
  • Standard Size Backpack
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