Summit School 4K Wrap is held at the YMCA at Pabst Farms Child Care Center. Transport to or from Summit School is provided.
Summit 4K Wrap
(Ages 4-6 years) Pre-Kindergarten
Enjoy the convenience of child care before or after 4K class with the our 4K Wrap Around Care! With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, the Y offers participants a variety activities that explore and develop their interests and talents.
We provide transportation to or from Summit Elementary for 4K attendees.
Option 1: 6:00 am – 12:30 pm
Option 2: 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Summer Option: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
*Options 1 and 2 are available only through the end of the school year. In the summer, we only offer full-time care due to licensing requirements.
What to bring:
- Change of Clothes
- Backpack to carry items back and forth to and from school
Our 4K wrap program works with Summit Elementary School. Children can attend AM or PM at Summit Elementary School and we will transport them to and from the Child Care Center via walking or bus if inclement weather. Children must be registered in the Summit Elementary School 4K program to receive transportation.
Flow of the Day:
- Morning Class
- Free play in 3k room
- Centers in 4k full day room
- Breakfast or Table toys
- Outside play
- Circle time
- STEAM/ word work
- Monday: Gym; Tuesday: show and tell; Wednesday: Swimming; Thursday: Religion; Friday: Swim lessons
- Free play
- Outside Play
- Walk to Summit Elementary
- Afternoon Class
- Transport from Summit Elementary School
- Monday: Gym; Tuesday: Show and Tell; Wednesday: Swim; Thursday: Religion; Friday: Swim lessons
- Story Time
- Rest time
- Outside play
- STEAM/ Word work
- Clean up
Promoting Social – Emotional Development
- Teachers will provide a predictable emotional climate and consistent methods of age-appropriate discipline and consequences. Children will be encouraged to maintain attention for lessons and activities, and display an attitude of readiness to learn, including respecting classroom rules and boundaries.
- Children will be given specific praise and feedback.
- Teachers will facilitate a growth of continuing awareness in children concerning their personal needs, views and feelings, and also the consideration of the needs, views and feelings of others.
- Teachers will plan specific time for individual sharing (whether it is items, stories or words) so that children can develop a voice and identity in the classroom.
- Teachers will plan time for students to pursue their own interests and complete tasks on their own. (Examples might be independent centers, choice time, or personal projects).
- Children will develop a more developed sense of community within the classroom, and take part in helping tasks, including receiving jobs.
- Children will maintain their own self-care and hygiene.
- Teachers will plan time to identify, share and discuss feelings, and to plan activities that require sharing and turn taking.
- Children will be exposed to a wide range of interesting objects, books, and appropriate culturally diverse materials (such as multicultural dolls, books or music) and teachers will encourage awareness and tolerance. Children will be encouraged to take interest in different ways of life, and different occupation and community roles. Children will continue to identify their own personal lifestyle and belief system.
Promoting Language Development
- Caregivers will help facilitate active listening, meaningful conversation, and further development of vocabulary in children as acquired through exposure to books (both independent reading and story times), conversations and classroom resources. Children will be challenged to reflect what they have learned from stories and conversations and teachers will assess comprehension and attempt to facilitate ways to increase retention of stories, poems, etc.
- Children will be exposed to books, reading materials, songs and finger plays that stimulate language, storytelling and literacy, and introduced to story components such as author, illustrator, main idea or characters, setting, problem of a story and a solution.
- Children will be asked to make predictions about a story. Children will continue to develop retelling abilities and be provided with activities and opportunities to do so after being exposed to stories and songs. Chidren will understand the concept that text carries meaning, and that text is read from left to right.
- Children will be exposed to both upper and lowercase letters and grapheme-phoneme knowledge (phonetics) and begin to recognize and associate meaning with letters.
- Children will be encouraged to try and write letters, or to label simple pictures with beginning letters. “Let’s label the bear in your picture with a letter ‘B’ for bear”.
- Children will be encouraged to sound out words and attempt to spell with “invented spelling”. Phonetic spelling will be encouraged and children’s attempts to sound out words on their own should be encouraged, along with modeled writing or age appropriate “word walls”.
- Children will be given free access to a writing center and materials (i.e., blank and lined paper, a journal or writer’s notebook along with pencils, markers and crayons) and teachers will plan intentional and regular opportunities to communicate meaningfully through writing, across the curriculum. Purposeful writing includes: labeling, graphing, journaling, drawing, note writing, practicing with letters, writing one’s own name.
Promoting Physical Development
- Children will be given opportunities to further hone fine motor skills through cutting, manipulative, sensory and writing experiences on a regular basis.
- Children will be given opportunities for indoor and outdoor large motor growth through the provision of ample time and appropriate space for climbing, running, stretching and other activities.
- Teachers will plan and facilitate games and fun activities that promote the growth of skills such as balancing, jumping, negotiating space, control, coordination and using one arm or leg at a time, isolated movement, and the learning of personal safety.
- Students will be exposed to ideas about healthy lifestyles and the elements of healthy habits such as balanced family style meals and snacks, water consumption and the importance of physical activity.
Promoting Cognitive Development
- Children will be encouraged to accurately count verbally to 50 and beyond and recognize the numerals 1-30 and beyond if possible. Children will be encouraged to represent quantity using both abstract thought and tangible items such as fingers or objects, and to use these methods to solve simple equations or math problems.
- Children will be encouraged to use and understand descriptive words such as “more than”, “less than”, “bigger”, “smaller”, “circular”, etc. and use them accurately in problem solving methods.
- Teachers will provide ample opportunities and tools for children to measure and to describe with units of measurement (for example, measuring the length of one’s body using 1 ft measurements, or another unit of interest such as toy items: “How many teddy bears represent the length of your shoe?”
- Teachers will provide opportunities for children to re-create their world and problem solve in the dramatic play or role-playing centers of the classroom.
Promoting Spiritual Development
- Children will be exposed to the idea that God will always listen and understand.
- Children will be exposed to the idea of God’s infinite love for us.
- Children will be exposed to daily prayer, age appropriate Christian stories and songs.