Each 4-year old class gives students various opportunities to help them prepare for Kindergarten. Teachers focus on both academic and social kindergarten readiness skills. Children must turn 4 years old no later than September 30th. Children must be potty-trained to attend Stepping Stones Preschool, diapers and pull-ups are not permitted.
In our 4s classes, our days become more focused. Children are learning specific skills needed in order to succeed in a kindergarten class. We focus heavily on fine motor coordination. Strong fine motor skills give children the strength they need to hold their pencils and improve their handwriting skills. Children also have the opportunity to develop their creativity through various art projects and activities. Goals in these classes are for children to recognize and write their names, to recognize both upper and lower case letters, to be able to use scissors effectively and to share and play in age appropriate ways with their peers. Our goal is to provide a fun and educational environment that will prepare the children for a full day school environment.