The four-year-old class at Michigan Tech Preschool helps children gain kindergarten readiness skills and provides opportunities for socialization and fun. The four-year-old curriculum includes a variety of literacy and number experiences, hands-on science activities, cultural learning, daily art projects, and painting. Children have an opportunity to share with the group during show-and-tell time. Music is part of the daily routine in the four-year-old class; children sing daily as a group, and perform a music program for parents in December. Field trips are also part of the learning at Michigan Tech Preschool. Field trips may include visiting local greenhouses, tours of Winter Carnival, and a Fall walk and/or hayride. Near the end of the school year, there is an art show for displaying many of the projects created by the children.
Children have the opportunity for free play, group play, arts and crafts, and outdoor play/large muscle development. The classroom includes a dress-up play area, toy area, art area, blocks, and other activity areas. Painting and play dough are offered to the children regularly. Circle-time is part of the daily schedule at Michigan Tech Preschool. The students play on an outdoor playground throughout the entire school year.
Four-year-old classes are limited to 18 students to keep the student:teacher ratio at 9:1 or less. To be eligible for enrollment, children need to be four years old by December 1st of the school year. Children must be toilet-trained before school begins.