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505 E. Buck Rd
Wilmington, DE, 19807
United States

(302) 472-0021

Christ Church Episcopal Preschool educates young children, creates community among school, families, and church, and honors and nurtures children in the Episcopal tradition. We welcome children aged two to five in small classes where all are affirmed as children of God and are inspired and encouraged to become their best selves—socially, emotionally, academically and spiritually. 


4 Year Olds

Social & Emotional Development

  • Connect actions and consequences; accept responsibility for his/her own behavior

  • Express feelings, opinions and needs in socially acceptable terms

  • Know how/when to use 911

  • Pursue challenges; be willing to take appropriate risks to stretch growth

  • Increase concentration

  • Respect differences

  • Respect rights and property of others

  • Share and cooperate with others

  • Exhibit kindness to others

  • Demonstrate conflict resolution strategies

  • Show empathy

  • Work with others to help solve problems

Literacy & Language Development

  • Blend two and three phonemes; segment phonemes

  • Substitute initial sounds

  • Isolate ending sounds

  • Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction

  • Determine cause and effect, categorize and classify

  • Identify recurring themes across works

  • Identify rhyme, rhythm, and repetition in poems

  • Identify, retell important facts from an informational text

  • Derive meaning from non verbal and verbal cues

  • Speak in complete sentences with subject/verb


  • Begin to understand simple multiple-meaning words, homonyms, synonyms, antonyms

  • Begin to understand naming words, action words, describing words

  • Listen to and engage in sustained conversation (five or more exchanges)

  • Decode CVC words into blended words and syllables

  • Dictate words, phrases, ideas, experiences, story events, sentences

  • Use pictures, signs, symbols to represent oral language, ideas, stories

  • Write own name

  • Write five or more recognizable upper- or lowercase letters and numbers


  • Build understanding of size as related to space

  • Make connections between 2-D and 3-D forms

  • Begin to categorize time intervals

  • Explore the concept of capacity, weight, and mass

  • Explore using standard and non-standard measures for length, area and weight

  • Estimate length, size, distance and time

  • Name standard tools for measuring time, temperature, length, capacity and weight

  • Count by ones to 50

  • Use one-to-one correspondence to arrange and compare sets

  • Recognize and describe the concept of zero

  • Use numbers to predict, estimate and make realistic guesses

  • Combine and separate sets of objects to create a new set

  • Identify alternative ways to solve a problem


  • Observe, describe and use safe tools and procedures

  • Ask questions about and investigate objects, events and organisms

  • Describe observations and record events

  • Compare and contrast data

  • Sort objects and organisms into groups and describe organization

  • Identify animals and plants as living things

  • Expand knowledge and respect for own body and the environment

  • Apply understanding of life cycles to plants and animals

  • Observe and explore how materials change, react, and interact when combined

  • Observe, explore and manipulate simple machines, magnets and electricity

  • Manipulate, observe, compare weight and motion of concrete objects

Social Studies

  • Identify and describe similarities and differences among people

  • Begin to understand family history and relationships

  • Observe and describe features of natural, human-made, familiar and unfamiliar places

  • Learn important information about his/her immediate area

  • Recognize that people create food, clothing and shelter from natural resources

  • Recognize that there are steps involved in making something

  • Become aware of what it means to be a consumer

Fine Arts

  • Create more detailed, creative, or realistic artwork

  • Share ideas about personal artwork

  • Show interest in the artwork of others

  • Express feelings through movement

  • Engage in dramatic play with others

  • “Make believe” with objects

  • Dramatize stories, experience, poems, fingerplays and moods

Health & Safety

  • Explore balance

  • Integrate body movement with senses, distinguish left from right; use one side of

    body at a time

  • Strengthen bilateral coordination and alternating the left and right sides of the body

  • Participate in activities that build left to right visual progression

  • Use writing and drawing tools with control and intention

  • Use writing and drawing tools with control and intention

  • Understand the need for exercise and rest

  • Recognize and select healthy foods

  • Communicate to another the danger of a behavior

  • Learn to use tools, utensils and materials safely

  • Utilize appropriate health and safety procedures

  • Recognize the danger of fire