4 Year Old Program
Richmond Kings Nursery School provides a dynamic educational program set within a warm, stimulating and comfortable learning environment. Enthusiastic staff engage each child to participate in a variety of activities in the spacious facility. Children have fun away from home while learning to enjoy their peers and sharing new experiences.
Four year olds attend three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You select either a morning session or an afternoon session.
The morning session is from 9 to 11:15 and the afternoon session is from 1 to 3:15.
The program runs from September to May.
The main focus of the 4 yr. old program is school readiness for kindergarten.
We provide learning opportunities through five key areas:
- Language and Thinking skills
- Social Skills
- Emotional Maturity
- Physical Health
We cover a variety of themes such as health, numbers, shapes, alphabet, seasons extra. Leadership is another component of our program. It allows children the opportunity to demonstrate their individual strengths through a variety of daily tasks.
Free Choice Activities
The day begins with a free choice activity time. The children may participate in a wide variety of activities as we have an excellent selection of toys and centres available. Play is an important part of the program. During free time, the children learn to socialize, share and how to interact with other children. They are given the opportunity to make their own decisions fostering responsibility and independence.
Both classes come together in the Big Room for play time. We share circle games together as a large group with the parachute, hula hoops or balls, and encourage large-muscle play with ride-on toys and climbers.
Story and Song
The school day ends with a story and a song. Our goal is for each child to feel secure and in doing so develop a good self-concept and positive attitude towards learning that will remain with them in their future school years.
Children work on crafts, paintings, or special theme-related activities. Through these projects, children can express their creativity and practice manipulating scissors, glue, felt pens, paints, and many other different art materials.
Snack is provided by parents on a rotating basis as posted in the newsletter and on the bulletin board. Snack time is followed by a short quiet time during which children listen to music and look at books.
During circle time, we sing songs, do finger plays and have stories related to the current theme. It is an important daily activity allowing children to participate in discussions and listen to others. Children learn about group interaction, gain confidence, and increase their vocabulary.