Four Year Olds


As children enter our four year old program, we put a strong focus on the necessary skills for Kindergarten readiness and beyond. We emphasize pre-reading and writing skills. Children engage in activities that help strengthen the muscles in their hand to prepare them to develop an appropriate pencil grip and emerging letter formation with an approach that is inspired by Handwriting without Tears. Children develop higher level thinking including: reasoning skills and problem solving, extending more complex patterns and classifying by numerous attributes. Social and emotional skills continue to be developed by more sophisticated negotiation and dialogue.

Register for our upcoming open houses or schedule a private tour by contacting us at earlychildhoodcenter@jccotp.org or 201.408.1436.