Educational Program for 4 Year Old

Academics Through Play and Creative Activities:

  • Verbal skills – able to express thoughts and ideas
  • Color concepts – review colors and recognize color words Shapes
  • Sizes – big/small, short/tall, fat/thin
  • Numbers – counting from 1 to 50, recognizing those numbers on flash cards
  • Simple addition
  • Age concepts – youngest/oldest, understands his/her own age and friend’s ages
  • Volume concepts – empty/full, more/less
  • Positional concepts – in/out, over/under, top/bottom, front/back, first/last, etc.
  • Alphabetic concepts – knows ABC’s (can recognize upper/lower case letters, and can identify our of sequence, etc.)
  • Rhyming – can identify rhyming words
  • Writing – first and last name, numbers, and upper/lower case letters
  • Time concepts – day/night, before/after, today/yesterday, etc.
  • Initial consonant sounds – for those children who know alphabetic concepts
  • Community awareness – can recognize doctore, nurse, teacher, firefighter, etc.

Social:

  • Manners – please/thank you, excuse me, etc
  • Organized play – musical chairs; duck, duck, goose, etc.
  • Sharing and taking turns
  • Cleaning up

Activities:

  • Expression through songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes, dance
  • Three (3) step directions
  • Age-appropriate puzzles
  • Marching, running, hopping, jumping, walking in straight lines, etc. (gross motor)

Recognition:

  • Family members, teachers, and classmates, etc.
  • Recalling objects removed from sight (visual memory)
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Names of clothing, basic body parts, and seasons
  • Learning “simple” life cycles (plants, frogs, butterflies, i.e., seeds to plants)

Art:

  • Painting, pasting, coloring, drawing, cutting, tracing, following dot-to-dot, stringing beads (fine motor skills)