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4 Yr Old Room

4 year old program 

completing-the-activityThe Pre-K program at Wonder Years Learning Center provides a child-centered, literacy focused curriculum in order to ensure that the children are prepared for success in Kindergarten and beyond.  A well measured balance of play, discovery and participation are blended into our day for maximum learning. We teach our Pre-K’s to recognize basic sight words and help them to read simple books. Their oral language and fluency is developed through storytelling and reading. Our mathematics is an exciting world of addition, subtraction, geometry, money, telling time, and measurement.

FOUR YEAR-OLD GOALS

Social and Emotional Development

  • • Separates well from parents
  • • Socializes with peers
  • • Cooperates with teachers
  • • Works well in centers
  • • Adjusts well to change in routine
  • • Stays on tasks
  • • Responds positively to correction
  • • Shares supplies and toys with peers
  • • Listens attentively during large group time
  • • Can sit in group activities for 10-15 minutes at a time
  • • Gets along in group and shows courtesy to others
  • • Speaks in front of the group (Show and tell, etc.)
  • • Exhibits self-confidence

Cognitive/Language Development

  • • Verbalize first and last name
  • • Recognizes name when written
  • • Writes name independently
  • • Recognizes alphabet letters introduced in class
  • • Demonstrates knowledge of letter sounds introduced in class
  • • Writes letters of alphabet
  • • Enjoys age appropriate activities (i.e. books, stories, academic games)
  • • Speaks clearly
  • • Communicates with teachers and peers
  • • Follows rules
  • • Follows 2 and 3 step directions
  • • Shows curiosity, investigator skills (who, what, where?)
  • • Distinguishes between likenesses and differences
  • • Identifies directional words
  • • Understands concept of rhyming words
  • • Identifies colors: red, black, green, orange, blue, purple, brown, pink, white, yellow
  • • Identifies basic shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, heart, star,diamond
  • • Sorts objects
  • • Counts objects with accuracy
  • • Matches one to one correspondence
  • • Recognizes numbers 1-20
  • • Explores graphing and patterning
  • • Recognizes phone number
  • • Explores home address
  • • Explores environment to stimulate creative thinking and problem solving
  • • Puts effort and neatness into work

Physical Development

Fine Motor

  • • Demonstrates fine motor skills (cutting, coloring, and tracing)
  • • Uses scissors correctly
  • • Assembles puzzles
  • • Paints with a large brush
  • • Holds crayons/ pencil correctly
  • • Can button, snap, and zip

Gross Motor

  • • Demonstrates age appropriate gross motor skills (run, jump, hop,and skip)
  • • Clean up after work period
  • • Stores belongings in correct locations
  • • Takes care of classroom materials
  • • Takes care of personal hygiene