Ages 3.6 to 4.6 years old by 9/1
The Bluebirds classes build upon the skills learned in Hummingbirds, encouraging greater self-reliance and confidence in a school environment. Blue Birds continue to facilitate gross/fine motor development and increases focus on academics and readiness skills for our students.
Some of the important skills we focus on in Blue Birds:
Taking turns, active listening, sharing and showing empathy for others; multitasking and following directions; accepting praise, suggestions and corrections; building positive teacher-child, parent-child relationships
Independence in personal hygiene (e.g. hand washing, toileting and nose wiping); independence in opening snack, cleaning up and getting ready; sense of pride and accomplishment in achievements that encourages trying new things; communicating clearly with other children and adults.
Gross Motor Skills
Participating in group movement activities; playing organized games, walking a straight line, crossing the mid-line, pedaling, alternating feet when climbing stairs; catching a large ball.
Fine Motor Skills
Block and play-dough manipulation; beginning stringing and lacing beads; beginning writing skills (correctly holding a pencil); puzzles; finger plays and competency in use of materials (glue, paint, scissors).
Listening comprehension; introduction to sequencing, categorizing, patterning; associating spoken and written word; labeling objects; story telling; recognizing colors and basic shapes plus relationships of size and position; introduction to letters and phonics; counting skills and number recognition through 10; continuing exposure to science, social science and basic cooking lessons to explore our world; continuing introduction to our literary heritage through nursery rhymes, fairy tales and stories.
Location / Time
MWF and TTH 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Pleasant Hill Community Center
320 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA