Early Childhood - ages 3 & 4
The years before a child reaches kindergarten are among the most critical in his or her life in learning about themselves and the world. Children ages 3 and 4 have a unique and fun opportunity to learn more about character traits, life skills and cognitive, emotional and social skills through our Early Childhood program.
The Learning for Life Early Childhood program consists of a Teacher’s Guide with 58 lesson plans, which include topics such as: Sharing, I am Special, I can Listen, Being Brave, and Healthy Eating. Lessons are based on the eight character traits and life skills that develop young people's whole person, and focus on cognitive, emotional, and social skills development. Each lesson plan also includes a Home/Family Activity Worksheet that teachers can send to the student’s parent or guardian as an extension activity to reinforce the lesson plan in the home environment. To enhance the vocabulary development, listening skills, and written comprehension, a children’s book, Wonderfully Made Under My Bed by Janice Bloom is also included.
As well, the program contains a DVD guide for parents called Play It Safe, which features ventriloquist Ronn Lucas and his friends. The emphasis of the DVD is to teach pre-school children the four rules of personal safety: Check first, Go with a friend, It’s my body, and Tell a Trusted Friend.