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4–YEAR OLD PROGRAMS

4–Year old children may enroll in our

5 DAY AM morning program for 4–year olds or our

3 DAY PM afternoon program for 3 and 4–year olds.

The 5 DAY AM program is a progression of our 3 DAY AM program and will offer space to new families as available.

The 3 DAY PM program is a mixed–age program and offers space to families with children ages 3 and 4–years old.

5 DAY AM
M/T/W/Th/F
9:00am–11:30pm
4 Year Olds

The 5 Day class offers several activity choices in a variety of play areas. Activity content varies from year to year based on class needs and interests, while the curriculum consistently involves each child in becoming more independent in their play choices, and expanding skills, including large & fine motor and social interaction. With teacher help and guidance, children are encouraged to use language to express their emotions, needs and ideas, helping them to cooperate and negotiate with both peers and adults and gain practice in decision making and self management. Many activities involve opportunities for each child to recognize and reproduce symbols, solve problems, gain coordination and feel confident about themselves.

Two mornings per week, the class is able to use both of our largest classrooms, allowing for extended play time and more elaborate larger scale creative projects on what we call ‘choice days’. Children from this program transition to all kinds of kindergarten programs in the area.

Maximum enrollment: 27 children/4 teachers.

SCHEDULE: 5 DAY AM

 
8:45–9:45
  Big Room. Free Choice. Various interest & learning centers are available. The child may choose one or several during the period.  
 
9:45–10:05
  Club Rooms. In small groups we study various topics, building our store of shared knowledge and experiences. Special music and storytelling.  
 
10:05–10:45
  Gym Time: large movement activities including climbing, tricycles and group gym games  
 
10:45–11:05
  Hand washing & snack time.  
 
11:05-11:15
  Book Look  
 
11:15–11:30
  Closing Activity & Dismissal  

3 DAY PM
Mon/Tues/Thurs
12:45pm–3:15pm
3 & 4 Year Olds

This class is a unique program at Jean Lyle because it is a mixed–age class for 3 and 4 year olds –and the only class that children can attend two years in a row. We provide a positive atmosphere for three and four year old children to encourage and develop respectful and caring peer interactions through work and play. Our curriculum emphasizes a balance of individual learning readiness that offers consistent practice with school tools in small group settings and the opportunity to explore choices in the Jean Lyle environment. Teacher/Student ratio 1:6

This class works especially well for children and families who do not want their children to be in school for 5 days per week before kindergarten, for children who are not early risers, and for families who like to have their mornings at home or free for other activities.

Parents that have sent their children to this program have commented:

•  By starting school in the afternoon it allows children a relaxed and calm approach to the school day.
•  Works well for parents who do not want their children in a five–day a week program.
•  Allows time to participate in other activities such as swimming, dance or other activities.
•  Tends to be a smaller class and some children appreciate a more quiet environment that helps them adjust to a school routine.

SCHEDULE: 3 DAY PM

 
12:45–1:30
  Big Room. Free Choice. Various interest & learning centers are available. The child may choose one or several during the period.  
 
1:30–2:00
  Music, Rhymes & Stories. Club time.  
 
2:00–2:15
  Big Room & Sunshine Room  
 
2:15–2:45
  Snack & Book Look  
 
2:45–2:55
  Story & Closing Games  
 
2:55–3:15
  Outside play or gym. Dress ourselves for dismissal  


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