At the age of four, your child is constructing their knowledge of written language. They want to know what words in their environment say, and are able to recognize many letters. By the end of this year, many children understand that letters represent the sounds in spoken words and may associate some letters with their sounds. Most children also write some legible letters and know that writing goes from left-to-right and top-to-bottom.
At this stage your child will develop greater self-control and independence, and enjoy trying new experiences. Your child’s capacity for learning Math concepts increases. They begin to use Science and Engineering practices to better understand their community and ecosystems as well as the physical Earth in which they exist. And they receive their first exposure to learning a foreign language.
Four-year-olds frequently initiate conversations and are less likely to change the subject of conversation to only the areas of personal interest since they are more interested in collaborating and sharing. As children explore and develop relationships, they build an understanding of what causes certain feelings and realize that others may react differently to the same situations. As a result, children begin to further progress in more complex social interactions such as joining in organized group play.
Our extensive research and understanding of the role of the child in their learning process support our intention of offering children a holistic environment where all fields of knowledge should be integrated. This will provide each child with the opportunity to apply their learning experiences to their daily lives. This is why our curriculum is based on a flexible, differentiated education that provokes inquiry, active learning, collaborative work, and problem-solving skills. Children will be exposed to hands-on experiences that promote critical thinking and the elaboration of theories, which will lead to authentic research and investigation.