4 Year Old Program/4 Year Old Extended Day

Requirements:  Must be 4 by September 30 for the 4 year old program/Must be 4 by August 30 for the Extended Day

Prerequisite:  Self-help skills (for example: washing hands, using tissues, putting on a coat)

Ratios: Ohio Job and Family Services allows for a 1 teacher to 12 students ratio, however we will maintain a ratio of 2 teachers to 14 students.  This allows for quality programming and ensures the children’s sense of safety and security within the classroom.

Curriculum:  The goal of our program is to meet the Ohio Preschool Standards that are set by the state, and we use Creative Curriculum as a guide.  Our highly qualified teaching staff plans activities based on the interests and needs of the children.

For the 4 year old program we offer three days a week, morning classes from 9:00-11:30 and afternoon classes from 12:30-3:00 .    For the extended day program, we offer three days a week from 9:00-12:45.

Program Description:

  • Is designed to prepare children for Kindergarten.
  • Encourages each child to ask questions and to explore their environment.
  • Invites children to express themselves through art, science, movement, language and large motor experiences.
  • Allows a child to learn to develop social skills through cooperative play.
  • Helps children learn to follow simple directions, participate in small and large group activities, and to use words to solve problems respectfully with their peers and teachers.
  • Teaches the child to write their first and last name.
  • Develops letter recognition of upper and lower case letters.
  • Begins to recognize letter sounds.
  • Works on rhyming words.
  • Will practice counting and number recognition, naming colors and shapes, sorting, and classifying.
  • Will work on developing their fine motor skills through writing, cutting out shapes and exploring other manipulatives.
  • Teaches children their addresses and phone numbers.
  • Has a Bible class every other week.
  • Allows a child to participate in Music class and learn basic music concepts.