Four Year Olds
Building on new found self confidence to ensure four year olds are ready for kindergarten
Lakewood Preschool uses the Creative Curriculum for Preschool in its four year old class. Creative Curriculum is a nationally recognized program which includes hands-on, project-based investigations, which help teachers build children’s confidence, creativity and critical thinking skills, and promote positive outcomes. In addition, Lakewood Preschool participates in the NC Pre-K Program, a statewide initiative designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children. The NC Pre-K Program Requirements are built on the National Education Goals Panel’s premise that to be successful academically in school, children need to be prepared in all five of the developmental domains that are critical to children’s overall well-being and success in reading and math as they enter school:
Approaches to play and learning
Emotional and social development
Health and Physical Development
Language development and communication
There are 18 four year old children enrolled in this class under the care of a full-time teacher and a full-time assistant.