For the younger students
- Introduction to letters and sounds through active play.
- Development of their writing skills by using fine-motor and pre-writing activities.
For the Pre-K
- As their fine-motor skills develop, they are able to form letters. We use A Beka Phonics and Writing.
- We strive to meet the Kindergarten Readiness requirements of today's classrooms.
- Introduction to STEM science projects and some Common Core concepts such as ten-frames, sight words, reading responses, etc.
- Being read to as part of a group, children are learning important language skills.
- Concepts of printed text such as we read from left to right, what is the title of the book, who/what is an author and illustrator, etc.
- Children begin to understand that letters form words, words form sentences, which makes a story.
- Recognizing main characters, understanding concept of story, and predicting the outcome.
Science and Math (Our Science Teacher will be exploring science with the children in our Science Classroom! We will also be alternating with Art Class.)
- Children are fascinated by watching reactions and effects of science experiments. Counting the days until a chick hatches and then watching it come out of it shell is such a wonderful learning experience.
- Weighing and measuring items are part of math for them. Building with blocks teaches spatial relations, stability, and balance. Counting and math skills are also learned through play along with sequencing and sorting.
Open Ended Art
- This form of art is more about the process than the outcome of the end product.
- Fine-motor skills are developed through painting with a brush or other objects.
- We offer a Creative Art Class to enrich this experience.
- Children who are active in pretend play are usually more cooperative, more willing to share and have larger vocabularies.
- Children will act out a range of emotions when playing pretend, developing an understanding of the world around them.
- Children learn that they are wonderfully made by God through Bible lessons.
- Children learn compassion through prayer for each other and to be thankful for their families.
Outdoor or Gym (we offer a full-size Basketball Gym on hot or rainy days)
- Outdoor play refines children's gross-motor skills
- Social development is very important during this playtime as they create their own activities and games from items placed in their environment.
- Children learn numbers, letters, and counting skills.
- Self-control and listening skills are developed.
Music & Movement
- Music helps children develop speech and vocabulary.
- Children learn music by listening and imitating.
- Teachers create the classroom environment and arrange choices for the children.
- Children have the freedom to choose among different manipulatives to expand their learning.
- Snack time is an opportunity for children to learn social skills as they chat with friends.
- Passing out snack, children learn one-to-one correspondence and counting skills
- We accommodate children with food allergies. Our classrooms do not allow peanut or tree nut products.
Play is Work for Preschoolers!