Four Year Olds


Fun in the Fours

About The Jones’ Superstars
and Peterson’s Superstars Class

The Binkley 4-year-old classes are a place where learning, creativity and exploration are encouraged. Our curriculum gently prepares our students with the academic and social skills necessary for a successful start to Kindergarten.

We believe that every child is different, learning should be fun and that children learn best through play. In addition to large and small group activities, there are many opportunities for the children to “learn through play” in our housekeeping centers, sensory tables, building centers, art exploration centers etc.

Collaborative planning among the 4’s teachers and the use of thematic units are used to expose children to different topics and encourage the children’s natural curiosity in language rich environment.

The fours classes also enrich their units with fun “specials”, a weekly music class (with Spanish blend) with Mrs. Alberda, a gym/movement class with Mrs. Leonard, and a teacher taught drama class!

It is our goal to encourage and foster a lifelong love for learning with all of our 4 year olds.

Jenny Jones has been teaching the 4’s children at Binkley Preschool since 2006. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education and, before coming to Binkley Preschool, taught First Grade for several years before becoming a Supplemental Reading Support teacher for Kindergarten and First Grade students in the Durham Public Schools. She loves working with 4 year olds and fostering their natural curiosity and excitement towards learning and enjoys the opportunity to help prepare her students with the skills necessary for a successful entry into Kindergarten. She lives just outside of Chapel Hill with her husband and has 3 grown daughters who all live in North Carolina. She feels very fortunate to be a part of the supportive Binkley family for so long.



Jenny Jones

Lead teacher

Angela Peterson

Lead teacher



Jody Benedict

Assistant teacher