Preschool Fours

Preschool Fours

The Preschool Fours Program at World Academy is a year round, full day program with the option to bring your child 2 to 5 days per week. Child to teacher ratios are 11:1, with a maximum class size of twenty-two. The Preschool Fours Program at World Academy is as diverse in scope as the children enrolled in the program. The program is geared towards helping each child develop habits of observation, questioning, listening, and an awareness of feelings. The curriculum focuses on the right of each child to express those feelings in a positive manner by channeling them into appropriate means of expression. Each child learns to make choices for him/herself and begins to develop an understanding of the world. An open-ended program such as ours prepares children to utilize their intellectual and creative abilities in future learning tasks and decisions. Each child learns at a different rate in a different way...but every day is a day of learning because the program is tailored to fit each child (not the other way around)!

The Preschool Fours Program is a continuation and expansion of the Preschool Threes Program. Children in the Preschool Fours Program attend four different specialists during the week - Music, American Sign Language, Technology, and Physical Education. Classroom work emphasizes the broadening of peer interactions, the lengthening of his/her attention span, the expansion of creative horizons and the development of close bonds with the teacher. The children work both independently and on group projects to encourage team-building skills. Teachers also emphasize letter recognition, counting, writing, and patterning.

The classroom is composed of different activity centers that allow children to express themselves and freely explore the world around them. Activity centers are designed to provide maximum challenge and interest to each child’s body and mind. The classroom and teacher lead activities are also arranged to enable children to learn through both sensory and motor experiences.

Some of the unique features of the World Academy's Four Year Old Programs are:

  • The class is tailored to fit each child - individual student plans are created for each
  • The entire program is designed to provide a sense of empowerment and independence
  • Respect for others is encouraged in every Four Year Olds class
  • Children participate in Physical Education Class, where activities are designed to refine gross and fine motor skills, build confidence and encourage a healthy lifestyle
  • Children participate in Music Class that focuses on rhythm, beat, dancing, singing and developing a love of music!
  • Field trips to local places of interest are much anticipated part of the curriculum
  • Daily use of our well-planned, interesting and developmentally-appropriate playground exclusively for our Three and Four Year Old students
  • 2 nutritious meals and 3 tasty snacks are provided daily (dependent upon selected schedule, with the exception of lunch on Fridays our school-wide "Brown Bag Day!")
  • Daily use of our well-planned, interesting and developmentally-appropriate playground exclusively for our Three and Four Year Old students
  • Flexible schedules - Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 days to attend and one of four time brackets in Preschool Fours, or four days a week and five different time brackets in Emergent Kindergarten

Thank you both for being such fun, loving and caring teachers!! It’s very comforting to know she is in such great hands! You both have taught her so much, it amazes me how much she knows and has grown. Thank you again for being the “Awesome” teachers that you are!! - The Shaw Family

Admissions

World Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or gender, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national/ethnic origin, or gender in the administration of its educational or admissions policies. Students with disabilities will be accommodated to the extent of the services and resources available.

Since it is our goal to provide an enriched environment that will foster social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth for all of our children, we consider the aptitude and attitude of the student and the commitment of the parents to be integral to the admissions process.

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Enrollment Policy

All families interested in a World Academy placement for their children may call and request a detailed tour of our school. While it isn’t a requirement that the student be present for the initial tour, it is encouraged, as we will need to meet the child before accepting him/her into our program. We also invite the student to visit and observe the classroom that the school selects as the best fit based on age, development and ability to be on target for appropriate future Kindergarten attendance. This will ensure the proper placement of your child in a program in which your child will flourish. Parents will be provided with an Ages and Stages Questionnaire on their tour which coincides with the chronological age of your child. This should be returned to school at the time of the student’s observation. After the visit, the school administration will be in contact with the parent to discuss the placement and review the next step in the enrollment process.

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Registration

In order to finalize the enrollment process, the following forms and procedures must be completed and received 48 hours prior to a child starting in our program.

  • Registration Form turned in with the non-refundable Registration Fee and any tuition that may be due.
  • A copy of the necessary records (transcripts, up-to-date physical and immunization forms and other pertinent health, educational and/or legal records) on file at school by the first day of class (mandated by the State of NH)
  • Emergency Contact Information Form
  • Child Developmental History Form
  • Activities Permission Form and Waiver
  • Child Precaution Form
  • Financial Agreement Form (This acknowledges full understanding of and agreement with school payment policies, financial obligations and school procedures.)
  • Appropriate Ages and Stages Questionnaire
 

Meet the Staff

Kathleen Nelson

Founder / Head of School

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Jessica Witkowski

ECE Director

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Angela Hehir

ECE Department Head

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Darcy Cutter

Preschool Fours Teacher

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Alison Orr

Preschool Fours Teacher

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Kim Rusko

Preschool Fours Teacher

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Lisa Subisak

Preschool Fours Teacher

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We knew we needed to make a change, in order to enrich our daughter’s learning experience. Our public school was fine, but we wanted more than they could offer. On the other hand, private schools that pushed highly competitive academics and sports lacked the ability to see our child as an individual. When we walked into World Academy, we knew we had found something different, altogether, we felt the sense of family and community. Thank you! - The Leone Family

Enrichment

Our enrichment programs are an important feature of a World Academy Preschool Education:

Sign Language

In support of today’s diverse learners, the use of American Sign Language in the classroom has grown considerably over the years. American Sign Language, as well as all additional language offerings, has been determined to enhance the natural progression of learning by bringing visual, auditory, and kinesthetic feedback to assist our teachers in reaching all students. Through sign language participation, students become actively engaged while increasing language and literacy development, in addition to encouraging positive interactions between peers and adults. It has been documented that young children introduced to various languages learn better in all subjects across the board and brain studies support increased neural connections on those who are exposed to multiple languages early in life.

Technology

Children’s exposure to interactive media and technology are progressively supplementally becoming a part of the context of young children’s growth and development, and such, have an additional role in the developmentally appropriate framework. Technology tools assist early childhood programs in fostering and expanding effective practices, intentionally selecting software that improves creativity, as a tool to view critically and to make decisions, in addition to, performing research, observing and documenting. The specific tech elements utilized at this time in our ECE classrooms consist of an overhead projector attached to a laptop with internet access for re-learning, critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, etc. Radios that support music, story/listening centers that are utilized daily and digital photo frames within each preschool classroom to give feedback and individualization to the children.

Physical Education

The main goal of the Physical Education program for early childhood students at World Academy is to provide them with authentically planned structured activities to foster the development of their manipulative (gross motor) and locomotor skills. Activities that involve running, walking and skipping along with gross motor exercises such as catching and throwing are important components of our individualized program and child development, in general. All of the fundamental skills that the children work on during physical education classes are important building blocks for a healthy active future with skills based on good sportsmanship.

Art

Our Arts Program provides students with the opportunity to express themselves visually. Our program explores the elements of art including shape, form, line, space, color, value and texture. Through the year, using different media, students develop their critical thinking skills including decision making, problem solving, creative and evaluation skills. Art production skills are developed using a variety of two and three-dimensional medial. When applicable, art history knowledge and concepts from other disciplines are also incorporated into lessons.

Other educational enhancements of World Academy

  • Individualized Student Plans for each student
  • Guidance and articulation for continued student success and placement
  • Seamless curriculum coordination and multiple intelligences considerations for every ability level and through all grades
  • Community service incorporated into the curriculum
  • Community service incorporated into the curriculum
  • Field Trips to curriculum-related educationally stimulating locations
  • Various safety programs at different levels to support efforts to stay healthy and safe
 

Extracurriculars

World Academy offers a constantly progressive schedule for our Preschool students, in addition to the enriched curriculum. The introduction of new activities is based on student interest.

Take a look at some of the activities below:

  • Child/teacher ratio of 12:1 with a maximum class of size of 23.
  • Individual Student Plans are created to provide a program tailored to each child.
  • Children participate in Physical Education classes that focus on refining gross and fine motor skills; Music classes that focus on reinforcing numbers and letters and introducing animal, family and descriptive words; Sign Language classes that focus on basic signs, colors, shapes, and animals.
  • Learning centers are designed to provide maximum challenge and interest while allowing children to freely refine their skills in a developmentally appropriate setting.
  • A Daily Note is sent home to apprise parents of their child’s day detailing activities, items discussed, and nap times, as well as, any special reminders.
  • Emphasis on peer interactions, lengthening of attention span, letter recognition, pre-reading skills, counting, writing, and math skills such as patterning and graphing.
  • The program is designed to provide a sense of empowerment, independence and encourage a respect for others.
  • Daily use of our playground, which is well planned, interesting, incorporates natural elements and is developmentally appropriate for four year olds.
  • Winter Celebration Performance and field trips to local places of interest are basic parts of the curriculum.
  • Extracurricular opportunities in Dance and Karate.
  • Progress Reports are sent home in January and June apprising parents of student progress and teachers are always available for conferences/meetings when requested.

I love to go to World Academy every day. I have met a lot of great teachers and friends at your school. I have learned a lot too! This is the best school! I wish I could stay here forever but I have to grow up. Thank you World Academy!!! - Andy Xu

Tuition

All programs include morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack, and all day education curricula. Breakfast is included for all students who attend prior to 8 AM.

A 5% tuition discount is offered for second and subsequent children in a family who enroll at World Academy

Tuition amounts shown for Preschool Fours are monthly, and payment is due on the 15th of the month prior.

  • $125 - Non-Refundable Registration Fee Due With Registration Paperwork

Preschool Fours Classes Meet Year Round - June to June.

Two Days

  • $6658:45am-5:00pm
  • $6858:45am-6:00pm
  • $7256:30am-5:00pm
  • $7456:30am-6:00pm

Three Days

  • $8958:45am-5:00pm
  • $9208:45am-6:00pm
  • $9706:30am-5:00pm
  • $9956:30am-6:00pm

Four Days

  • $1,1058:45am-5:00pm
  • $1,1308:45am-6:00pm
  • $1,2006:30am-5:00pm
  • $1,2256:30am-6:00pm

Five Days

  • $1,1708:45am-5:00pm
  • $1,2058:45am-6:00pm
  • $1,2706:30am-5:00pm
  • $1,3006:30am-6:00pm
 

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