To nurture the physical and emotional growth of the child.
To introduce the children to new experiences such as music, stroller walks, stories, and toys.
To promote interaction with other children in their environment.
To promote age appropriate self help skills (children able to feed him/herself finger food and to be able to hold a bottle)
Our infants follow their own daily schedules.
Meet Our Toddler Teachers
To encourage children to explore their environment.
To encourage social interaction with their peers.
To promote beginning literacy skills through the use of singing reading and games.
To continue to develop selfhelp skills ( feeding/drinking self, dress/undress, potty if appropriate, using words)
To continue to nuture the physical and emotional growth of the child.
7:00-8:30 - Breakfast and Structured Free Play
8:30-9:15 - Diapers and Potty
9:15-9:30 - Jobs/Calendar/Story Time
9:30-9:45 - Singing with Toddlers (T&TH) or Three's (M,W,F)
9:45-10:15 - Snack and getting ready to go outside
10:15-10:45 - Outside Play (weather permitting) or Gross Motor Play
10:45-11:00 - Diapers and Potty/Structured Free Play
11:00-11:30 - Art
11:30-11:45 - StoryTime
11:45-12:15 - Lunch
12:15-2:30 - Nap
2:30-3:00 - Diapers and Potty/Structured Free Play
3:00-3:15 - Snack
3:15-3:30 - Story Time
3:30-6:00 - Structured Free Play (including games, stories etc.)
To encourage children to explore their environment
To encourage positive social interaction with their peers
To continue to promote literacy skills through the use of singing, reading, games, circle time and art.
To continue to develop fine motor and gross motor skills.
To continue to develop self help skills ( cleaning up after self, dress/ undress, and potty)
To continue to nurture the physical and emotional growth of the child.
7:00-8:30 - Arrival/Breakfast/Organized Free Play
8:30-9:30 - "Handwriting Without Tears" and other curriculum activities and Fine motor activities.
9:30-9:45 - Large Group Singing/Music and Movement
9:45-10:00 - Morning meeting/Daily Job selection
10:00-10:15 - Morning Snack
10:15-10:30 - Circle Time/Story Time
10:30-11:00 - Learning Centers/Daily Lesson/Art Activies
11:00-11:30 - Outdoor Play/Gross Motor activities
11:30-11:45 - Potties and hand washing/Fine motor activities
11:45-12:30 - Lunch
12:30-2:30 - Nap/Rest time
2:30-3:00 - Wake up/Fine Motor activities/Potties & Hand washing
3:00-3:20 - Afternoon Snack
3:20-3:45 - Story Time
3:45-4:15 - Outdoor Play/Gross Motor Activities
4:15-5:00 - Organized Free Play/Music & Dance/Games
5:00-6:00 - Movie Time/Fine Motor activities
Our Pre-K program runs 5 days a week from 9:00 until 12:30. The children in this room are preparing for Kindergarten. We run a structured balanced program and we follow the NYS learning standards.
In our Pre-K classroom we follow the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. Handwriting Without Tears® aims to make legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill that students can master. To learn more about Handwriting Without Tears please visit their website at http://www.hwtears.com/hwt
Soccer Shots is a leader in youth soccer development for children ages 3-8. Our nationally recognized program offers a high energy, fun, age-appropriate introduction to the wonderful game of soccer. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes both soccer skills and character development. Our goal is simple: to leave a lasting, positive impact on every child we serve.
We are excited to be teaming up with Spezio's Dance Dynamics to offer our 3 and 4 year olds a Preschool Dance Class. Once a week for 45 minutes our 3 and 4 year olds are able to attend a dance class right next door to our center. While in class, the students learn Tap and Ballet. This is a regular dance class taught by a dance instructor, but done during the school day so you don't have to worry about it at night! For more information call (716) 568-1140 and set up a tour day!!
This is our second year teaming up with Greater Buffalo Gymnastics to offer our Preschool and Pre-K families gymnastics classes during the school day. Once a week for an hour, our 3 and 4 year olds attend a gymnastics class taught by an instructor from the Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Center. If you would like more information please call Four Seasons Child Care Center at (716) 568-1140. www.buffalogymcenter.com
Hello! My name is Kimberly Liebrich, and I am the Universal Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Maplemere Elementary School in conjunction with Four Season Family Childcare. I have been married to my husband Eric for 30 years, and have two wonderful children! My daughter Ashley (27 yrs.) and my son Garrett (18 yrs). Hobbies that I enjoy are knitting, reading, spending time with my family, friends, playing with our dogs.
I currently hold my Bachelors degree in early childhood education (Birth -2nd) and my Masters degree in childhood education (1st-6th). This will be my 14th year teaching pre-kindergarten students, and it is an absolute joy to come in everyday and teach this age group! I always say that one never should stop learning—and I do learn so much from working with pre-kindergarten kids. We work hard, but have so much fun together; it is my hope that I give all of my students’ a strong school foundation and a genuine love for learning!
I am Melissa Smith.
My assistant is Sue Hinkley.. She has been working with children for 20 years as a Girl Scout leader, church musical coordinator and an assistant in the WNY school system for 10 years. She has two daughter and a son. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching their school activities, walking and reading.
My name is Kari Wendell.
My name is Lori Knobel. I have been teaching UPK classes since 1998. I love working with children of this age. They bring such energy and enthusiasm to the program. It's fun to teach them the skills needed to have success in kindergarten and in all areas of development. My aide is Roxy Falzone. She has been working with me for five years and loves her job! Working with children and watching them grow is her passion and they always have a way of brightening her day!
Any child who needs extended day care from Willow Ridge Elementary, Heritage Heights Elementary, Glendale Elementary or Maplemere UPK morning programs can be transported to Four Seasons at 1639 North French Rd.
Four Seasons provides a fun, safe and supervised environment for children to keep them active through creative learning and fun activities. The facility offers a great outdoor experience, with pools, hiking and much more!
Our program includes daily swimming, field trips, Center visitors and exciting themes. Many learning concepts will be presented to the children through books, arts and crafts, music, dramatic play, water and outdoor activities.
You may sign up for one week or spend the entire summer with Four Seasons!
Four Seasons @ Happylandprovides an exciting, fun-filled, action packed camp! Summer camp will be held at our site at 1 Orbit drive, Amherst. We are open from 7:30am -5:30pm Monday through Friday. A Camp day is also available (8:30am-4:30pm). Camp will run June 25th-Aug. 24th.
Hiking on wilderness trails
Exciting themed weeks
Offsite and onsite field trips.
Please contact Four Seasons at 568-1140 with any questions or by email at Fourseasonscamp@hotmail.com