Our faculty strives to teach children not only academics, but also ways to develop necessary skills to function and interact in a healthy way with peers and teachers, as well as creating independence and empathy for others. In a nurturing environment, our children develop a positive self-identity and self-control, become attentive listeners, learn to share and play cooperatively, and learn how to articulate feelings and assume responsibility for cleaning up after themselves. Participating in a variety of activities with their peers allows children to gain independence, learn to work cooperatively with others, and build resilience in dealing with interpersonal situations.
Developing fine motor skills takes time and practice. We work with our children to prepare them for writing skills needed for kindergarten. Criteria for developing fine motor skills with the 4's include writing skills, small manipulative work, tracing, and the use of pencils, crayons, markers and scissors. They develop their gross motor skills through climbing, running, biking, and playing organized games in gym and outside. In the classroom, our teachers employ creative movement activities as well as organized games. In addition, once a week, the school provides instructional gym on site with an instructor from Rebounders Gymnastics.