In CDM’s Four-Year Old Preschool classrooms, skills continue to be refined for kindergarten readiness. Teachers’ research-based practices reflects knowledge of how children learn best: in play with varied materials, in a mix of child-directed and teacher-directed activities. Teachers work intentionally to refine literacy and numeracy skills.
In these classrooms, you and your child will find:
- Literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and talking) is incorporated across Learning Centers. Children’s literature is used extensively.
- Learning Centers include Writing, Art, Science, Blocks, and others.
- Spanish, Music, and Chapel are part of weekly lesson plans.
Social and emotional readiness for school continues to be important to the classroom, as research tells us these are indicators of success in school and life. Learning Centers allow children choices of play throughout the day, with a heavy emphasis on children’s literature. Children’s progress is assessed through research-based checklists and other means, and parent conferences are held at a minimum of twice per year to involve parents in their child’s learning process.
CDM’s four-year old preschool classes are designed for a maximum of 13 children with 1 teacher, for a ratio of 13:1.
Teachers for the four-year old classrooms include:
Manija Torian, A.A. Early Care and Education, B.A. Early Childhood Education (in progress)
Nichole Carsner, A.A. Early Care and Education
Robin Brunson, B.S. Early Childhood Education
Ashley Jones, B.S. Early Childhood Education