Lions – 4 and 5 year olds
3-DAY LIONS or 4-DAY LIONS: These are the two options for Pre-K classes. Children registered in this class need to be 4 by August 31. This class will build on skills learned during the Dove year. To prepare children for Kindergarten, this class will reinforce self help skills and strengthen their self esteem.
All of the classes use developmentally appropriate practices. Activity centers are used at every age level. All classes offer art, science, music, dramatic play, stories, and outdoor play. A whole language approach is used in all classes to enrich and support the child’s learning experience. Snacks are provided by the parents on a rotating basis. Birthdays and holidays are celebrated at appropriate times.
Parents are invited and encouraged to observe all of our classes and ask questions of their current teachers as well as the teachers in their child’s next educational setting. Please check with the director about observation times.
**Youngsters must be toilet trained. This means children must be able to take clothing off, get on the toilet by themselves, wipe themselves, and pull clothing back up. Children must be wearing underclothes consistent with being potty trained, not diapers, or pull-ups. It is also helpful to have children wearing clothing that is easy for them to remove in the bathroom. We realize that four-year-olds occasionally have accidents. Sending a backpack with extra clothes is necessary, especially at the beginning of the year. We have some extra emergency clothes; however, children are most comfortable in their own clothes. Under rare circumstances it may be necessary for a parent to be called if accidents continue to happen on a regular basis.