Social development is a central focus of our Fours Program. Children will build social and emotional skills for empathy and caring, how to successfully interact with adults and peers, how to cooperate, and to take responsibility. At this age, children’s social and emotional development continues to be a strong foundation for academic success.
The curriculum provides opportunities for children to learn and explore a wide range of constructive activities including print (using stencils and traceable letter to explore the shapes of letters); emerging math concepts (measuring and comparing differences in block shapes and noticing seriation by arranging items from shortest to tallest); science-based activities (understanding why leaves are green); engaging in dramatic play (playing the role of an archeologist and using the sand box to dig for bones); and art activities (exploring terminology for different colors – warm and cool, crimson and vermillion). These curriculum activities bring children continued opportunities for self-directed play, a valued component of the program.