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Stepping Stones
Pre School • Day Care • Summer Program

4's Classroom
Busy Bees

Classroom Objective

In our 4's classroom we take the job of preparing your child for Kindergarten very seriously and work hard at helping them learn letters, numbers, sight words, language skills and more.

More questions? Please contact Nancy at 410-549-6585 or send her an Email.

Curriculum

In our Pre-K Busy Bee classroom, everyday is a beehive of activity! Our teachers use the MD State Department of Education-approved 'Investigator Club Curriculum' to help your child become Kindergarten-ready.

You can find our Bees hard at work writing and tracing their names, letters, and numbers. Through the use of music, stories, and poems we work on phonics, sight words and language skills, as well as explore graphing, art appreciation, social studies and science.

In addition, the children are introduced to letters using the Little People curriculum. This opens the door to further growth as we increase their vocabulary through literature.

Homework is given each week to reinforce skills learned.

With the introduction of our new InvestiGator Club curriculum comes a variation in the arrangement of our weekly activities. Each week we cover the foundational skills and traditional classroom practices we’ve always had but each day of the week may look different than the week before.

Each week, through one of seven investigation themes, children use their natural curiosity and hands-on activities to learn the foundational elements of their education: the alphabet, their numbers, to write and speak effectively, and phonics. They will use these skills to work on math and science activities, reading, writing, and investigating as well as their social and emotional growth and well-being.

Our goal with these changes is to continue to provide the highest quality educational experience possible so your child can gain the skills he or she needs to be a successful learner.

Daily Schedule

The curriculum used in this classroom is "The Investigator Club" and is MSDE-recommended to prepare children for Kindergarten.

Due to the age of the children, schedules are subject to change to accommodate their needs.

6:30-8:00 Area play in the 3's classroom
8:00-8:30 Outside play/large motor
8:35-9:00 Wash hands/snack
9:00-9:30 Opening circle time
9:30-10:00 Everyday literacy
Teachers work with children in small groups of 3-4, and children with IEP's and IFSP's will be accommodated using the information provided.
10:00-10:30 Learning center/free play
10:30-10:50 Clean up/bathrooms
10:50-11:25 Outside time/large motor
11:25-11:30 Wash hands for lunch
11:30-12:15 Lunch
12:15-12:30 Clean up/bathroom/storytime
12:30-2:30 Nap time/quiet time
2:30-3:00 Clean up/wash hands/snack
3:00-3:20 Whole group/closing circle time
3:20-3:35 Writing journal
3:35-4:00 Learning center/free play/bathroom
4:00-4:45 Outside time/large motor
4:45-5:00 Wash hands/faces/bathroom/story
5:00-5:30 Combine with all classes in 3's classroom
5:30 Center closes