The level of performance changes quickly as the students acquire new skills. They will be walking through thematic units that will enhance their awareness of different ethnic backgrounds and geographic locations through multi-cultural experiences. They will broaden their insight in science and nature through hands-on science projects and field trips and extend their knowledge of health and manners by being exposed to community helpers and etiquette. Learning centers are incorporated in the classrooms to reinforce their learning experiences and to increase their desire to learn.
Every day will be a fun filled learning experience for your child. Students will enjoy familiar stories of the Old and New Testament. They will learn how to apply Biblical truths to their daily lives to provide a firm foundation as they grow and mature.
Phonics and Reading
Our approach to the teaching of reading is a simple phonetic system combined with reading texts that are interesting, challenging, and geared to the development of Christian character. Skills are enhanced by using structured group games.
Students learn to count from 1 to 100 and the concepts of 1 to 20. They also recognize the numbers 1 to 20.
Our four year olds have time for outside play every day. Gross motor skills, such as running, jumping, hopping, climbing, throwing, and catching are developed during this time.
The purpose of art is to strengthen the student’s fine motor skills and creativity. Crayon drawings, collages, cutting and pasting various shapes, as well as a variety of craft activities offer a multiplicity of preschool art experiences. In addition to art in the classroom, students will have the opportunity to expand their creativity in a fully equipped art room.
The purpose of music is to acquaint the student with a wide variety of songs through classroom participation and memorization. As the children become familiar with various melodies, they are enriched in mind, spirit, and character. The children are introduced to their own feelings for music and rhythm through movement and hands-on experiences with rhythm instruments.
The main objective for the preschool computer classes is to familiarize the students with the terms, proper care, and use of the computer. The 4K curriculum builds on the 3K program. Students continue practicing the skills and rules necessary to properly care for and use the computer. However, the process is accelerated and the software is more academically oriented in order to meet their increased abilities and educational needs. Grade level appropriate educational software is utilized in every period to enhance the academic curriculum used in the classroom.
Spanish / Library
The main purpose of Spanish class is to continue to familiarize students with listening and understanding basic conversational Spanish. Students are also told interactive stories and learn the basics of library procedures.
Half Day or Full Day
All students are to be dropped off, and all parents separated from their children, no later than 8:00 a.m. as each class settles into their routine at that time. Students that are half day are picked up at 12:00 p.m. while full day students prepare for lunch. Full day students nap during the afternoon and are picked up at 3:00 p.m.