Preschool

All children ages 3 to 5 will have preschool curriculum built into their day. Parents can choose which days of the week their child attends preschool. For families looking for a half day preschool education, they are encouraged to attend from 8:00am to 11:00am, and will be charged the partial day rate for their age group.

Our preschool will be designed to meet all criteria for a Level 3 Paths to Quality program. We are seeking to reach that level as soon as possible.

A Typical Day will include…

Each month will focus on a broad theme, which will be more specified every week. Lesson plans for each learning area will be based around the theme, providing children an integrative learning experience.

 Each week will highlight a specific letter. We will build the base for reading and writing by focusing on letter recognition, writing practice, and phonic sounds.

Fine motor skills in the fingers, hands and forearms will be developed through fun activities in the classroom. Some examples might include building block towers, threading beads, finger painting, and more. Activities will be tailored to student age and ability.

Using both structured activities and free play, large muscle groups will be developed in the classroom, gymnasium, and outdoors. Children may jog in place while singing the alphabet, fly around the room like a bird, and more.

Dramatic play in early childhood supports the development of creative thinking, problem solving, self-regulation, and social skills. Through shared imaginative experiences with dressing up, dolls, action figures, play kitchens or workshops, children will work on developing these crucial skills.

The science center will be a hands-on way for children to explore concepts through discovery. Using tools like bottles, goggles, magnifying glasses, measuring tools, and more, the science experiments will promote problem solving skills and encourage children to make predictions on what may happen.

Math skills will include daily calendar, counting, sorting, patterns, shape recognition, and measuring lessons. Math will be individualized on each child’s ability, especially as it pertains to counting and writing numbers, or working with patterns.

Children will dance, play instruments, or even have a parade. While music is played, children are exposed to different tempos, rhythms, and cultural music.

Each week will focus on a story from the Bible. Character development will be built into the learning of these important stories, laying the foundation for a Christian faith.

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