Kindergarten Readiness (4K) Schedule


  9:00 – 9:20   Arrival with Check In & Group Play

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  9:20 – 9:40   Morning Meeting & Circle Time


 9:40 – 10:05   Centers Rotation 1




10:10 – 10:40  Centers Rotation 2



10:45 – 11:05   Bathroom Break, Snack & Quiet Reading 



11:10 – 11:25    Large Muscle Time Indoor or Outdoor



11:30 – 11:45   Christian Education


Monday and Thursday  
Tuesday and Wednesday/ LUNCH BUNCH

11:45 - 12:00

Large Group Time

11:45 - 12:00 Large Group Time
12:00 Closing and Dismissal  12:00 – 12:10 Bathroom Break

12:10 – 12:30 Lunch Set Up, Meal, Prayer & Lunchtime


12:30 – 1:00pm  Theme-based Group Activities; story time, art projects, Large Muscle Play indoor or outdoor


1:00 Closing and Dismissal

Click here for a sample from Get Set for School, My First School Book Pre-K Activity Workbook. Get Set for School® helps young learners gain the skills and experiences they need for lifelong learning success. Our hands-on curriculum focuses on the three core learning areas—readiness & writing, language &literacy, and numbers & math. We get preschoolers singing, dancing, coloring, building, and exploring on a joyous journey to school.

Click here for My First School Book Pre-K Activity Workbook.



What is the age requirement for the Kindergarten Readiness (4K) Class?
Children enrolling in the Kindergarten Readiness (4K) Class should be 4 years old by September 1st, 2016.

What are the days and times for the Kindergarten Readiness (4K) Class?

Kindergarten Readiness (4K) Class is four mornings per week, Monday through Thursday. Monday and Thursday is 9-12 noon; Tuesday and Wednesday is 9-1pm and includes Lunch Bunch, Bring your lunch from home, and additional theme-based activities.

How do you share the Christian faith in Preschool?

St. John’s Preschool is part of the Children, Youth and their Families ministry at St. John’s Lutheran Church. We are a Christ-centered preschool where prayers and Christian Education time are part of each day. Holidays, including religious holidays, are celebrated. We do recognize, respect and encourage a culturally diverse experience for all children.

Tell me about your curriculum.

St. John’s Preschool teaches a Playing to Learn curriculum that features activities to facilitate learning and growing. Skills are age-appropriate and are introduced, taught on a daily basis and reinforced throughout the school year. Our teachers guide learning through planned, fun engaging activities that nurture each child’s development in all the ways that are important to them. Our teachers recognize that each child learns at their own rate.

This is a general guideline to St. John’s Kindergarten Readiness (4K) Class:

Social Skills

Making friends and maintaining friendships, playing cooperatively with other children, turn-taking in play, and participating in social activities.

Language Skills - Expressive

Speaking skills; expressing wants, needs and thoughts verbally, using language to interact with peers, a range of vocabulary, length of typical sentences, retelling details of a story, using parts of speech such as pronouns, using tense appropriately, using appropriate words, not filler words, and using speech that can be understood.

Language Skills - Receptive

Listening skills; paying attention in the presence of background noise, recognizing common sounds in the environment, discriminating speech sounds, responding to verbal requests, recalling spoken instructions, completing sound or word patterns, and following 3-step directions.

Early Literacy Skills

Interest in reading activities, knowledge of parts of a book, e.g. author wrote the story, illustrator drew the pictures, “reading” from left to right, top to bottom, interest in writing their name, remembering names of letters, learning letter sounds, determining if two letter or word sounds are the same, clapping out the number of syllables in a word, and understanding of which words rhyme.

Early Math Skills

Naming numbers, counting in proper sequence, understanding one-to-one correspondence, counting objects accurately, determining which group has more or less and which object comes next, determining patterns, understanding basic time sequence e.g. before and after and time concepts e.g. yesterday, today, tomorrow, and understanding of basic spatial orientation e.g. under, over, up, down.

Small Muscle Skills

Eye-hand coordination, holding and copying with a pencil, crayon or marker, drawing simple shapes e.g. circle, square, and exploring materials of different textures.

Large Muscle Skills

Balance, speed and agility, large muscle coordination, and sense of direction e.g. up, down, beside.

Self-regulation Skills

Adjusting to change in routine, functioning independently of adult attention, consistency of behavior and mood, labeling emotions of others, showing a range of emotions, learning to express anger and frustration appropriately, understanding the consequences of behaviors, using planning prior to activities, using words to solve problems with peers, persisting in difficult tasks, and concentrating for brief periods.

Self-help Skills

Dressing skills e.g. zippers, buttons, shoes, socks.

Classroom Skills

Following the daily classroom routine, transitioning from one activity to another, and paying attention during group activities. Early Three year old requires modeling or demonstration along with verbal directions, and recognizing common sounds in the environment.


What is the average class size?

The average class size for our Kindergarten Readiness (4K) Class is 10 children.


Can I enroll after preschool has begun in September?

Yes, we always welcome new students throughout the school year based on available openings.

What and when is Snack Time?
There is Snack Time in the middle of each preschool day. Parents are asked to provide a snack for the class on a regular basis. A monthly calendar will list which child is providing the snack for the day. Your child will be the class leader on their snack day.

We recognize and work with parents of children with food allergies.

Nutritious foods need to be considered when choosing a snack; suggestions are fruit or vegetables, crackers, cheese, fruit juice or milk. Birthday and holiday snacks may include some sweet treats.

12:30 – 1:00pm  Theme-based Group Activities; story

                                                                                                  time, art projects, Large Muscle Play indoor or outdoor


November 20, 2017


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