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Welcome to Preschool!

We are so glad that you are here! First and foremost, we believe that our primary function here at Four Mile Preschool is to share God’s love with your children through a loving and accepting environment that models Christ in all relationships.

Our program is a non-profit early learning program that nurtures the spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual, creative and physical development of 3, 4, and 5 year old children.

Our class sizes are limited because we have one certified teacher per class and a teaching assistant – both of which are qualified in First Aid, CPR, as well as TLC (tender loving care). Each child is taught that he or she is special with their own unique talents and gifts and each child is handled with respect and love. 

To enroll in a class, please see below.

Marcy Helm

Preschool Director

To enroll in classes:

Classes run from September through May, Monday through Friday.

  • All children must be completely potty-trained.
  • For the 3 year old classes, children must three before September 1.
  • For the 4 year old classes, children must be four before September 1.
  • TK students MUST have completed at 4 year old programs AND be five before September 1.
  • A non-refundable registration fee of $50.00 is payable at the time of registration.
  • A $50 non-refundable supply fee is due with first month’s tuition.
  • For students enrolled in Four Mile Childcare Center paying full-time monthly or full-day rates, regular preschool tuition is included in childcare fees.
  • Enrichment Class is parents responsibility.
  • Classes are filled on a first-come/first-serve basis according to the date of enrollment and paid registration fee with the Director.

 

 

** If the classes are filled when a parent calls, the child’s name will be put on a waiting list to fill open positions as they occur. As vacancies occur during the year, they are filled from the waiting list, or from new registrations.

Programs

Classes run from September through May, Monday through Friday.

3 Year Old Program

Mon/Wed: 9AM-11:15AM

Mon/Wed: 12PM-2:15PM

Tues/Thurs: 9AM-11:15AM

4 Year Old Program

Mon/Wed: 9AM-12:45PM

Tues/Thurs: 9AM-12:45PM

 

Transitional Kindergarten

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs:

9AM-12:45PM

 

What is Transitional Kindergarten?

Learning Concepts:

We continually adjust and improve our learning concepts for our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Program. We strive to give children the freedom they need to learn to be creative and grow at their own developmental pace. Children need to be shown guidelines while assuring them of their uniqueness and helping them to know and show God’s love. He made them and He doesn’t make any mistakes, so they are proof of individual needs and acceptance. We believe these children simply need time to develop the social maturity needed to succeed in kindergarten. They generally are not lacking in academic skills, but each year we evaluate each child and the classroom needs. Each activity falls under one of the umbrellas listed below to ensure we are concentrating on the needed areas of development. Our program provides students with the gift of time and experience that ensures a successful educational journey.

Literacy

  • Four Mile Preschool uses Fundations, Heggerty & Science of Reading approaches to our literacy development
  • Alphabet review: upper/lower case recognition & printing
  • Review of letter sounds
  • Rhyming, syllables, labeling
  • First & last name printing using upper first letter/lower remaining letters
  • Story prediction & sequencing
  • Application of letter sound – CVC words
  • Sentence writing
  • Decodable readers
  • Substitution & deletion (phonemic awareness)
  • High Frequency ‘heart’ words (approximately 25 words)

Math

  • Writing/recognizing numbers 1-20
  • 10 frame
  • One-to-one correspondence
  • Add to 10 with manipulatives
  • 2D shapes
  • Graphing
  • Recognition of penny, dime, nickel, quarter
  • Count by 10s to 100
  • Calendar skills (days of week, months of year, etc.)
  • Estimation
  • One more/one less, before/after

Science

  • Solar System
  • Shadows
  • Sink/float
  • Color wheel
  • 5 senses
  • Magnets
  • Basic scientific methods through experiments
  • Hibernation
  • Animal studies
  • Butterfly life cycle
  • Plant life cycle

Fine + Gross Motor

  • Daily cutting, tearing, gluing, lacing, stringing beads
  • Play doh, snap cubes, painting
  • Crafting 2 times each week
  • Outside play
  • Gym activities 1-2 times each week
  • Brainbreaks

Social Communication

  • Show and Tell
  • Teacher’s Helper
  • Playtime
  • Lunchtime
  • Develop independence and self-help skills
  • Time management

Bible Theme

  • Children will be taught a Bible lesson each month integrating crafts and/or activities as well as Bible verse memorization
  • Children will be taught to pray to begin the day as well as before snacks and lunch

Registration Requirements:

To qualify for our TK program, a child MUST turn 5 before September 1 AND have completed a 4-year old preschool program.

Transitional Kindergarten

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs:

9AM-12:45PM

 

Tuition is $2862/year (or $318/month)

paid May-January.

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Phone: 724.495.7040

Email: preschool@fourmile.org