We welcome the independence, curiosity and the love of imagination that children being four bring with them. Knowing that children learn best when activities are challenging, meaningful and engage the whole child, teachers plan an environment and activities that fosters the development of each individual child.
Learning Through Play
We believe that play is an effective method of learning. Play is a child’s way of exploring, experimenting, and learning cooperative behavior. Our trained staff utilize play situations to introduce language, science, social studies, music and creative arts. Each child is recognized as a productive individual as they develop self-confidence and feelings of self-worth.
Our Focused areas of development are . . .
Gross Motor – being physically active and agile, learning new skills, movements and coordination. Outside play supports exploration, running, climbing, balancing activities
Spiritual – feeling God’s love, talking to God and learning about God’s birth, life and ministry
Aesthetic – daily process art opportunities, Music, Arts, Drama, Movement
Social/Emotional – feeling safe, happy and having a sense of community, enjoying coming to school, respect for self and others, supporting development of self-esteem, forgiveness & empathy, helping others, forging friendships, leadership skills and seeking help from a trusted adult.
Cognitive – thinking and wondering, observing and problem-solving, imaging and inventing. Pursue interests and curiosities, ask and respond to questions, process and understand information, solve problems, undertake challenges
Language- use words to communicate wants and needs, express feelings and thoughts, develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, love for conversation, books and storytelling
Fine Motor –strengthening fingers through sensory manipulatives, using a variety of writing instruments, increasing self-care skills
Days and Times of Classes
Our 4 day program is Monday- Thursday mornings from 9am-noon
Our 5 day program is Monday-Friday mornings from 9am-noon
Our extended 5 day program is Monday-Friday from 9am-1:00pm
*****The 5 day programs include one morning of Science****
Each class will have a maximum of 16 students with 2 teachers
What is Science Day?
Science Day is a class for our older children that meets once a week with a focus on the natural world. Activities and investigations are hands-on; teachers in the program encourage questions and experiments. Wesley's "young scientists" use all their senses to explore topics ranging from insects and spiders to magnets and volcanoes.