Four Square’s focus is to maintain a space worthy of a child. One that is safe, positive, empowering, and where learning comes naturally. Our mission is to support & nurture the children so they can grow fruitful in mind, body, and spirit, gaining a strong sense of self. We desire our children to gain the courage and understanding to confidently uphold their own truths while remaining compassionate towards others, all while having a robust excitement to grow intellectually to set them up for success in their academics.
“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”– Paulo Coehlo
Why People Choose Us
“All children deserve Four Square.” -Thooft Family
Kindergarten readiness means being socially, emotionally and academically ready. Four Square is passionate about promoting curiosity in our kids as we believe it is the underpinning of learning and is always a top priority in our academic approach. That curiosity plays a critical role in becoming lifelong learners. The more curious a child is….
Childhood is a time for children to seek and make meaning of the world and themselves. At Four Square, building a healthy sense of self is one of our top priorities. Through the process of self-discovery children gain a healthy self-esteem allowing them to appreciate their own self-worth and importance, take responsibility for their actions, and show respect for the world and everything in it…
More than a childcare center, Four Square is a family over flowing with genuine authentic love. The culture is unique and powerful, needing to be experienced to truly understand. We are a family that is committed to each other and accepting of others. Together we are stronger and that strength allows us to maintain and environment that is worthy of a child, one where they belong….
Fruits of the Spirit
A good character is built from good values. At Four Square we believe that moral development can and should be nurtured from birth. Children naturally care about the world they live in. They want to belong. They want to do right. They want to make a difference. Every day we are reminded of a child’s big and pure heart motivating us to cherish and preserve that precious gift…..
Our learning approach and curriculum encourages children to explore and progress in their own way and at their own pace, becoming confident and involved learners. Children are taught how to think, not what to think as they grow socially, physically, emotionally and intellectually. Overtime, children gain a strong sense of identity allowing them to:
- Experience, manage & express their emotions
- Communicate effectively
- Form & sustain relationships
- Explore & engage with the environment developing meaningful understandings
We believe that children are competent, capable of complex thinking, curious and rich in potential. We are committed to the “emergent curriculum” approach to program planning, in which activities “emerge” based on ideas and interests from both children and staff.
We value and encourage play-movement, creativity, imagination, magic, being in the moment, laughter, thinking, discovery and kindness. Our teachers are there every step of the way to guide, nurture and cultivate your child’s development.
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Albert Einstein
6 weeks to 12 months
Our infant program focuses on the healthy development of each individual infant’s ….
6 Months to 36 months
Carefully designed to encourage each child’s growing need for independence and an ….
36 Months to 5 years
Preschool is quite a landmark in your child’s life. It is a time of rapid growth and development ….
Ages 5 to 12
Children crave the freedom to discover things that interest them most, pursuing their passions ….
“We love FourSquare! It has more of a family centered approach, not just a child care center. Our children have been loved and nurtured there for over 9 years and we would never want it any other way. Every single person there genuinely cares about the well-being of your child and is committed to having a positive experience. The owners, Phil and Amy; along with Miss Courtney care deeply about the staff and children. We feel blessed in every way to be a part of this amazing family of care givers!”—The LaMontagne’s Family
We strive to insure each child knows they are loved, unique, valued, and a part of the Four Square family. Every day we meet the children’s individual needs consistently and promptly as possible, resulting in children who feel seen, secure and safe. This allows them to appreciate, respect, collaborate and function positively with other adults and children. In addition, feeling secure & accepted allows children the freedom and confidence to safely explore every day, taking full advantage of the learning experiences we offer. A protected child is an empowered child!
Parents are equal partners in a child’s education, and we encourage parents and guardians to become involved in our program. We want our parents to feel both welcomed and appreciated at all times.
Nature Inspired Classroom
Bringing the learning outside, and nature inside is a passion of ours. Research shows that children who play in natural settings are typically happier, healthier and more likely to appreciate the world around them. We desire to instill an awe and appreciation for the wonders of the world around them. Nature inspires exploring, discovery, risk taking, learning, creativity, health, social skills, well-being and independence. Our carefully selected monthly themes provoke child exploration and learning outside and inside. Children will investigate nature both inside and outdoors, on Four Square grounds, and on excursions outside of the fenced in play area. Four Square believes all people should be good stewards of the earth and we are proud to provide children with a safe place to explore the world around them and to gain a stronger connection to nature.
“The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. Artists play with color and space. Musicians play with sound and silence. Children play with everything they can get their hands on.”
We Are Hiring
We have recently expanded and are looking for people who love working with children as much as we do!
Four Square moved last summer 2022! We didn’t go far, we purchased land on the same lot CROSSROADS Church sits on, our home since 2012. Construction is also finished on Pillars Senior Housing, which we are linked to, allowing intergenerational experiences for the children. We are excited to see where this new partnership takes us! Big thank you to CROSSROADS Church for allowing us this opportunity and providing us a special space to call home.