4-Year-Old Class

  • Our classroom is a warm and loving place with teachers who work alongside families to encourage growth in our children across many facets: faith in Jesus, social skills, and Kindergarten readiness, with an emphasis on early literacy skills, such as rhyming and beginning sounds. We focus on treating both adults and children with respect and kindness. Children spend their mornings developing through exploration and discovery. We find joy in our stories, crafts, songs, snacks, and celebrating each others’ successes.

    Students will:

    • Learn to write their name.
    • Learn letters and their sounds.
    • Follow specific directions.
    • Create and discover through all five senses.
    • Pray and sing daily.
    • Learn about Jesus.
    • Work independently and cooperatively.
    • Feel a sense of confidence in their abilities.
    • Enjoy school.
  • 5-Day Program

    • Age Requirement
      Age 4 by December 1 of School Year
    • Class Size
      16 Students
    • Student/Teacher Ratio
      8 to 1
    • Days
      Monday - Friday
    • Class Times
      9 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Payment Plans
      Tuition costs are available on our enrollment page.
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    Sample Daily Schedule

    9 a.m. // Doors Open

    The main school doors are open from 9 – 9:10 a.m. Doors to the classroom open at 9. Help your child place their belongings in their cubby, get a hug or high five from the teacher, and head into the classroom. Be sure to check the board in the drop-off area for any announcements about the day.

    9 - 9:50 a.m. // Art, Free Play, Job Chart, Attendance

    Students get their day started with an art project and some free play. Teachers work with individual students throughout this time. Everyone finds out their job for the day as well help our classroom run smoothly.

    9:50 - 10 a.m. // Clean Up

    It’s time to transition to a new activity, but first we need to make sure our classroom is neat and tidy. Everyone helps put toys and supplies away.

    10 - 10:15 a.m. // Circle Time

    We will pray together, say the Pledge of Allegiance, and do our calendar activities. We also work on literacy and math in our circle.

    10:15 - 10:30 a.m. // Music, Bible, Chapel

    Time to sing some songs and learn about God!

    10:30 - 10:55 a.m. // Gym or Outside Time

    If the weather is nice, we’ll play outside on our all-natural playground. If not, it’s off to the gym for fun with trikes, balls, running and more.

    10:55 a.m. // Bathroom Break

    Time to take a bathroom break on our way back to the class. Don’t forget to wash your hands!

    11 - 11:15 a.m. // Snack

    Each day, one of our students brings a snack to share with the class. What will you bring?

    11:15 - 11:30 a.m. // Story and Daily Review

    We end with a story and talk about all the fun things we did and learned today. Almost time to head home!

    11:30 a.m. // Dismissal

    Time to greet our parents with a big hug and head home. Don’t forget to take the materials from your cubby!

    4-Year-Old Teaching Team

    • Jaime Christ
      Head Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (5 Day)

      Jaime Christ

      Head Teacher, 4-Year-Olds (5 Day)

      Jaime began working at First Trinity Preschool in 2015 as the head teacher in the 3-day 4-year-old classroom. She is now the Head Teacher for the 5-day 4s class. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia University – Chicago in Elementary Education.  She has previously taught in Texas and Ohio and also worked as a service coordinator for children with disabilities. She loves teaching preschoolers!  Jaime lives in Tonawanda with her husband Jason and her three young children.

      Personal Info and Fun Facts:
      • Experience:
        15 years
      • Favorite Color:
      • Favorite Children’s book:
        We are in a Book by Mo Willems
      • Favorite Food:
      • Favorite Ice cream:
        Chunky Monkey
      • Favorite Season:
      • Hometown:
        Cleveland, Ohio
      • Hobbies:
        Theater, Exploring parks with my family, Camping
      • Family:
        Husband, Jason, a pastor at First Trinity and 3 kids
    • Victoria Morin
      Assistant Teacher, 4-Year-Olds

      Victoria Morin

      Assistant Teacher, 4-Year-Olds

      Victoria (Tori) joined the First Trinity Preschool staff in September 2022 as the assistant in the 4-year-old classroom and has worked in children’s ministry at local churches since 2019. She is currently attending Erie Community College where she is pursuing a degree in Social Work. Tori enjoys reading, hiking and going to concerts. She is excited to get married this summer to her fiancé Nate!

      Personal Info and Fun Facts:
      • Experience:
        5 years in children’s ministry and 2 years in preschool
      • Favorite Color:
      • Favorite Children’s book:
        Woo Hoo! You’re Doing Great! by Sandra Boynton
      • Favorite Food:
        Ice cream
      • Favorite Ice cream:
        Egg nog or Chocolate Chip
      • Favorite Season:
      • Hometown:
        Buffalo, New York
      • Hobbies:
        Reading, Hiking, Going to concerts
      • Family:
        I’m getting married this summer!
      • Pets:
        Cat named Kissa and a hamster named Bear