Class Overview

Welcome to the 4s class! We welcome your child for his/her first preschool experience or as a stepping stone on his/her educational path. Our class uses a play based curriculum where we learn most of our topics through hands on activities and exploration. See curriculum page for more details. At the end of the 4s school year, parents have the choice to send their child to Young 5s or directly to Kindergarten. Our program prepares students for both and the teacher helps guide your decision during parent/teacher conferences at the end of January.

2024-2025 school year~
MWF 9:00-11:30 a.m. Must be 4 by 12/1/24. This class is full. A waiting list is available.
MWF 12:15-2:45 p.m. OPENINGS AVAILABLE Extended age cut off.  4 by Feb. 28, 2025.
Parents are required to work in the classroom 5 times throughout the school year unless the lesser co-op option is chosen.

For older 4 year olds who will turn 5 by May 31, 2025, please check the Young 5s page for another class option.

What Our Day Looks Like

  • Free play time where students interact with each other and adults in the room to work on social skills, build vocabulary, and explore interests.
  • Large group time where students are introduced to the lesson or theme of the day.
  • Small group centers where students rotate through:
  • A gross motor, music, or independent Montessori type learning activity (depending on the day of the week) related to our learning goal.
  • An art, fine motor, or other creative activity based on the letter or number of the week.
  • A core learning activity to reinforce the pre-reading, writing, math, or science topic introduced during large group time.
  • A Bible lesson with stories and activities.
  • Whole group snack time to learn table manners and social skills
  • A large group gathering for a story related to the activities and lessons learned each day.

Highlights of the 4s program

  • Plenty of movement and interaction with both peers and adults
  • Field trips to explore our world around us
  • A chance to take our dog mascot home for the weekend
  • A Christmas program
  • Exploring the miracle of life by hatching chicks in the classroom
  • An opportunity to have the teacher visit your home to read stories during “March Reading Month”
  • A graduation ceremony and ice cream social on our last day of school