Fours and Fives Programs:
Growing toward Independent Learning
Learning is a two-way process in which teachers present ideas and materials to children, who then bring their own prior knowledge, current abilities and interests to the learning environment. The children make collective decisions on a wide range of topics to study. Past topics have included the human brain, space, ocean life and New York City buildings. Teachers incorporate developmentally-based math, literacy, art, writing, science and social study skills within these topics to prepare children for their next learning experiences in kindergarten programs in New York City private and public schools.
- Young 4s: Monday through Friday – 8:50am-11:50am (Optional afternoon program Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 2:40pm)
- Older 4s and 5s: Mondays and Fridays – 8:50am-12:00pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 8:50am-2:45pm
- 3 teachers and up to 20 children