What Every Four Year Old Child Could Learn
Imagine a program that opens up the world to your child right in his classroom! The opportunity to learn to read, work with numbers into the thousands using hands on Montessori materials and explore the world through learning about continents, countries and states is just a small example of a Montessori VPK classroom. Imagine a classroom where Geography comes alive through cultural celebrations and studies of land forms. And don’t forget Geometry. Just this morning, I had a conversation with my PreK grandson about the different kinds of triangles he was forming using a folded out CD case (i.e. isosceles, scalene, and quadrilaterals). Can you see your child knowing the different kinds of triangles as he heads for Kindergarten? All of this and more is possible through choosing the right Montessori VPK program that provides these opportunities on a daily basis.
Montessori programs provide individual, academic learning experiences. No child is held back waiting for the other children to catch up. It’s a class where young children learn from older children. The four-year-old always wants to do what the older children are doing; that is the advantage of the multi-year age grouping in the 3-6 classroom. The love of learning and self-discipline is the result of a Montessori Education.
VPK is a free program, available to all children who turn 4-years-old on or before September 1, 2014. As a parent, you will want to choose a program that will unleash your child’s full potential and light the path of learning as your child begins his quest for knowledge.
Comparison Of Expected Outcomes Of Four Year Old Programs
Blends sounds into 3 letter words
Writes a sentence with movable alphabet
Add and subtracts (units, tens, hundreds, thousands)
Counts by 1’s to 100, multiply and divide
Identifies shapes and all kinds of triangles
(isosceles, quadrilateral, scalene, etc.)
Identifies continents, countries and states using maps
Works with flags of the World
Recognizes some letter sounds
Writes his name
Identifies #s 1-15
Counts by 1’s to 31 with help
Identifies circle, triangle and square
Learns name of city where he lives
Recognizes the American flag
You can view the VPK standards at: www.fldoe.org/earlylearning/perform.asp