Pre-Kindergarten Four’s

During the ages of 4-5, children are continuing to learn about themselves, and their feelings. They have a growing vocabulary, and are ever more creative and imaginative.  Our curriculum uses an integrated approach to learning that supports each child’s interests, abilities, talents and culture.  The Pre-K program has been created to provide daily hands-on exploration of materials to foster your child’s learning experience and understanding of their world.  Our Pre-kindergarten program is designed to provide experiences for developing skills in:

  • Gaining confidence in self-sufficiency in a classroom environment.
  • Gaining confidence in following a classroom routine.
  • Pre reading foundations: upper and lower case letter recognition, letter/sound correspondence, left to right progression
  • Math concepts: patterning, one-to one correspondence, geometry, number recognition 1-20, ordinal numbers
  • Writing skills: letter formation, spacing, left to right progression, proper pencil grip
  • Recognizing and writing first and last name
  • Social interaction and peer negotiations
  • Fostering Independence in self-help skills such as, packing/unpacking backpack, zipping coat
  • Problem solving

Some learning activities that will be offered to your child during our mornings at TBA are:

  • Daily Calendar/Circle time
  • Letter of the week: letter books, whiteboard practice, show and share, letter/sound
  • Number books and activities
  • Art projects that involve tracing, cutting, coloring, painting
  • Monthly chapel with Pastor Nancy
  • Story Time
  • Monthly Praise and Play class with Mrs. Shaw
  • Thematic units
  • Character Counts
  • Daily opportunities in art, music and play

 

Jennifer Reed

Jennifer Reed

Pre-K Teacher and Kindergarten Enrichment

Jennifer Reed is a certified teacher with a BS in Elementary Education from Clarion University of Pa. She has worked at TBA as a kindergarten and pre-k teacher for 9 years and also teaches kindergarten enrichment.  Jen and her husband Scot live in Doylestown with their 2 children, Kristin and Matt. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and cooking.

Christine Lugossy

Christine Lugossy

Pre-K Teacher

Christine has a BS degree in Early Childhood/ Elementary Education from Rider University. She has worked at Germantown Academy in the childcare center for the past 4 years and is excited to begin work at TBA. Christine and her husband Chris live in Plumstead and have 3 children and 3 dogs. She loves to spend time with friends and family, reading, and travel.

Lauren Donohue

Lauren Donohue

Pre-K and Kindergarten Enrichment Assistant

 

 

 

The Four’s: Sea Turtles & Dolphins 

Enrollment cut off: 4 years of age by Sept. 1
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 9:00-11:45
Class Size: 12
Ratio: One certified teacher and aide to 12 students
Number of Classes: 2