Four Year Olds (Private Pre-K4)
Building upon the learning from our previous programs is
continued. The main focus for our "clever" four year
olds is to ensure that they possess the knowledge and confidence
for school readiness.
Reading development continues in our Pre-K program; however,
in addition to our reading to our children, time is spent
teaching them how to read and allowing/encouraging them
to read out loud. Four year olds have generally developed
a substantial vocabulary. Accordingly, lots of conversations
are held with our children, allowing them to use their existing
vocabulary. We continue to introduce new words and work
with children in developing sentences with the new words
We continue to expand their counting ability and introduce
basic arithmetic concepts. Age appropriate science experiments
are performed and explained. Basic social studies are taught
and there is a focus on writing skills, including alphabets,
words and numbers.
We continue our age appropriate computer based activities
to assist our children in becoming familiar with computer
technology. We have several child appropriate computer web
sites that are fun and enhance learning.
Field trips are incorporated in our Private Pre-K4 Program.
These field trips are designed to help our children understand
their community. We visit local areas of interest such as
the fire department, library, post office, grocery store,
Emphasis is placed on our children's ability to socialize
and get along with others. Etiquette is important and we
make sure that our children develop age appropriate skills.
Our children will understand the concept of yesterday, today
and tomorrow, general times of day, cause and effect, above
and below, among other concepts.
An "end of school year" program is held in June, where our
Bright Minds four year olds have the opportunity to demonstrate
all that they have learned. This also helps children build
confidence in their speaking ability in front of groups.
Our end of the school year program (from Pre-K to Kindergarten)
is one of our main highlights of the year and is expected
to be enjoyed by parents and should be a treat for our children.