Your Four-Year-Old: An Overview

As four-year-old children march ever closer to starting school, it's important for them to be prepared to rise to the challenges that they'll face. At the Ministry Village Early Learning Center, our curriculum, teachers and classrooms provide children with the skills that empower them to grow and thrive in a variety of environments.

Four-Year-Old Curriculum

The Creative CurriculumⓇ was chosen by the Ministry Village Early Learning Center because of its research-based approach to childhood learning. Each of its learning objectives aligns with Florida’s early learning educational standards for early childcare and education. Your four-year-old will engage in a variety of child-directed activities that emphasize and support the development of their social/emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual needs.

At the Ministry Village Early Learning Center, we believe that children learn best when they are supported at home as well as when they are in the childcare setting. Every week, an individualized lesson plan for your four-year-old's classroom is posted. The activities included in this lesson plan are both purposefully and intentionally planned to meet the needs of each child and are based on the observations the teachers have made. Families are provided with extension activities and ideas to use at home to support the learning and concepts their child engages in at the Early Learning Center.

Your Four-Year-Old's Teachers

The teachers at the Ministry Village Early Learning Center provide children with a variety of play-based, intentional activities that facilitate age-appropriate learning and independence. Each teacher either holds an early childhood certification or has formal education in early childhood concepts. They develop and implement individual and group activities that are designed to enrich each child based on the teacher's observations.