FOURS
Ages 4-5


Children in our fours program develop the necessary skills for kindergarten readiness and beyond! Our curriculum encourages them to develop higher-level thinking skills, including reasoning, problem solving, identifying complex patterns, and classifying by attributes. Social and emotional skills continue to be developed by more sophisticated negotiation and dialogue.

Our fours program also emphasizes pre-reading and writing skills. Using an approach inspired by Handwriting Without Tears, children engage in activities that help strengthen the muscles in their hands, preparing them to grip a pencil and for emerging letter formation.

ENRICHMENT

Children enjoy special enrichment activities throughout the week, led by experts from other JCC departments. Sample activities include:
  • Athletics
  • Creative Movement
  • Music
  • Red Cross Certified Swimming
  • Skills and Thrills Occupational Therapy Activities
  • Judaics
  • Gardening

EXTRACURRICULAR CLASSES

Families have the option of enrolling in a variety of extracurricular enrichment classes outside of their tuition, from swimming to sports to dance, and we will escort them to and from these classes! Click/tap here to see our extracurricular enrichment options.

CALENDAR AND HOURS

Runs Sept 9, 2021 to June 16, 2022
Or Sept 9, 2021 – Aug 26, 2022 for 12 month program

Hour Options:

  • 3/4 day: 8:45 am - 2 pm
  • Full day: 8:45 am - 3:30 pm
  • Extended day: 8:45 am - 5 pm (4 pm on winter Fridays)
  • Extended day for 12 months: 8:45 am - 5 pm (4 pm on winter Fridays)
  • Optional Extended Morning Care: 7:30 am - 8:45 am

“Each day when I receive photos I am just floored, beyond impressed, with the way the teachers are keeping the children engaged, learning and most of all, happy! Their smiles literally make me so happy even after a long day of work. The creativity is truly amazing.” - Brooke, Mother of Miles

201.408.1438 | earlychildhoodcenter@jccotp.org