Our Young Fives Program is designed for children who have a summer or fall birthday and could use additional time to develop readiness skills. The children at St. Stephen are guided and supported in all areas of development: emotional, social, physical and cognitive growth. The classroom environment is carefully prepared to include acitivities that recognize and support each child's style of learning. Thematic units are designed to target many different skills including: listening, social/emotional skills, literacy, and mathematical reasoning. Strong emphasis is also placed on final motor skills. Children are encouraged to be responsible and autonomous, each leading to a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem. Most importantly, the goal is to create an environment where children feel valued, safe and comfortable and provides opportunities to discover themselves as learners.
Students must be 5 by December 31 of the current school year for admission to the program.
Monday through Thursday, from Noon to 3:00 p.m.