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St. Charles for Four-Year-Olds

Children must turn four by the first day of school to be eligible for our 4 Year Old class:

Our curriculum is based on the Virginia Foundation Blocks of Early Learning, as well as the Diocesan Comprehensive Standards for Four-Year-Olds. Every student has the opportunity to recognize the wonder of God’s creation through a wide variety of experiences and interactions. We emphasize concrete experiential learning through play and active engagement. Teachers guide students through early literacy concepts by utilizing Handwriting Without Tears, and work on basic mathematics with hands-on manipulatives to build on their students’ natural motivations.


In addition to their classroom time, our four-year-olds participate in weekly Music, P.E., Chapel, and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd programs.


5 morning class (Mon-Fri)*

            *can be combined with full daycare

Morning classes are 8:30am-12:00pm.

Full daycare hours are 7:30am-5:30pm.

Some students of this age may be considered for placement in the Junior Kindergarten program.

Program Fast Facts

  • 51 students enrolled

  • Small class sizes capped at 17 students

  • 17:2 student to teacher ratio


Meet Our 4 Year Old

Program Faculty

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