4-Year-OldProgram

Prepare your child for Kindergarten with the opportunity to learn how to learn.

ProgramDescription

The Bearspaw Preschool 4-year-old program focuses on routines of the classroom, problem solving skills, independence and aims to help prepare children for Kindergarten. Emphasis is placed on listening, social interaction behaviours, conflict resolution, manners and following instruction. Fine and gross motor skill development is accomplished through classroom activities and daily gym time in our full-size gymnasium.

Crafts and activities focus on a different letter of the alphabet each week. That letter is written and the phonics are practiced and activities that take place that week are centered around that letter. Our four-year-old program utilities the Handwriting Without Tears program as well as Jolly Phonics.

While our program is based on learning through play, we do offer a number of science-related toys such as magnets, color mixing, measuring cups, water beads, sensory bins and a light table to ensure our students have a fully rounded experience.

Dates andTimes

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Morning Session: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Afternoon Session: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

DailySchedule

Circle Time (20 minutes)
Free Play & Craft Time (55 minutes)
Songs (10 minutes)
Snacks (15 minutes)
Puzzles, Stories, Games 20 minutes)
Gym (30 minutes)


Enriched ProgramExperience

Bearspaw Preschool prides itself on being able to offer an enriched program by providing various special guest visitors and field trips throughout the year. These field trips change every year based on seasonality as well as financial availability.

 

Some of the places we have visited include:

Cobb’s  Corn Maze
Retirement Residence’s for Caroling
Safety City

Tobogganing
Skating
Fire Hall Tours

Bowling
Cooking School
Science Centre

Northmount Art Centre
Big Hill Springs Hike


Some of our special guests in the past have included:

Music and Play
Yoga
Bricks for Kids

Reptile Man
Quest Theatre
Mad Science

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary
Crock-A-Doodle