Four's/VPK

This class provides opportunities for your child to develop independence, self-discipline and peer cooperation in a nurturing environment.

4-Year Old Class / Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) Class

Our 4s VPK class provides opportunities for your child to develop independence, self-discipline and peer cooperation in a nurturing Montessori environment through instructional and free play, literature, phonics, pre-math, science, geography, art and music.
During the Shadycreek school year your child will learn about the rain forest, countries and cultures around the world, insects, sea life, native America, cooking, animal care, Spanish, celebrate 100 days at school and more.
Children who graduate from the Shadycreek VPK class are confident learners and can care for themselves when it comes to dressing, preparing and cleaning up after meals and resolving personal conflicts. They can accomplish all skills outlined in the Florida state VPK benchmarks, including the ability to read and write their name, count to 30, recognize patterns, sort objects and read simple words.
Other things to know about the Shadycreek 4s class:
• Scores consistently high on annual Kindergarten Readiness Rates
• Enjoys a ratio of 20 students to two teachers
• Class meets 5 days a week
• VPK program available 9 to 12, with optional lunch bunch or full-day participation
• Students must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 to enroll
• Shadycreek accepts VPK vouchers, which are obtained from the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas (see the VPK tab for dditional information and registration procedures)
More than half of each VPK graduating class leaves with a love of reading that carries them to advanced levels of learning in kindergarten, first grade and beyond. Enable your child to do the same!