Four Years Old

Half-Day and All-Day options are available for four-year-olds. The focus for this age group is helping children develop confidence to be independent workers and cooperative, helpful friends. Kindergarten readiness skills are an integral part of the day filled with investigation, exploration, and discovery. Teachers begin to individualize instruction, using a variety of teaching techniques to help children develop critical thinking skills and a thirst for learning. Through directed play and free play activities, teachers encourage children to reach developmental milestones that will help them succeed in all areas of life.
Using the Abeka curriculum and the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development as a guide, teachers create curriculum that includes:
  • Recognize shapes
  • Identify 1-10, Count to 20
  • Develop number sense
  • Explore measurement of length, time, capacity, weight and temperature
  • Relate letters to phonemic awareness
  • Develop early literacy skills
  • Develop speaking skills and increase vocabulary
  • Listen, respond to, and enjoy stories
  • Print first and last name
  • Sort objects, identify sequences, and make patterns
  • Follow routines and directions independently
  • Develop fine motor manipulative skills (cutting & pencil grip)
  • Increase gross motor strength and coordination
  • Use imagination and creativity
  • Explore ways one action causes another
  • Make predictions and observations
  • Conduct simple scientific investigations
  • Play and learn cooperatively with friends
  • Develop a healthy sense of self and a love for learning
  • Learn about God’s love for the world and model Christian values
Parent Resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Important Milestones: Your Child by Four Years
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Important Milestones: Your Child by Five Years
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)