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.