Preschool


Our preschool curriculum goals are integrated into the curriculum through weekly themes. This is planned carefully to encourage the children to be active learners as they use their five senses in fun, playful activities that promote serious learning. The curriculum includes the use of manipulatives, movement, music, art, games, play, pretend, experiments, pictures, and other fun sensory methods to experience and enjoy learning! Because children learn differently, the teachers use a wide variety of methods and activities. Books are also a very big part of our curriculum!

Each day includes a balance of group and individual activities, inside and outside activities, teacher and child directed activities, and active and quiet times.

The children learn a Bible story each week and also learn Bible verses throughout the year. The Bible is an integrated and important part of the curriculum.


PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM GOALS

Spiritual:
  • To provide a loving, Christian example for the children to follow.
  • To encourage a love for God and for the Bible.
  • To help the children learn that God loves them and will always hear their prayers.
Social:
  • To help children learn to work and play cooperatively.
  • To encourage feelings of mutual respect and tolerance of individual differences among people.
  • To help children communicate constructively with other children and adults.
Emotional:
  • To help each child develop confidence and good self-esteem.
  • To make the children’s first school experiences positive and successful.
  • To encourage self-control and self-discipline.
Physical:
  • To encourage the development of large and fine muscle control.
  • To encourage eye-hand coordination.
  • To promote healthy habits (exercise, eating healthy foods, hand washing, regular visits to the doctor/dentist, etc.).
Mental:
  • To help children learn about themselves and their world.
  • To encourage the development of memory, concentration, problem solving, and questioning.
  • To encourage listening skills and hearing discrimination.


PRESCHOOL CLASSES

The Beginners Class promotes readiness skills such as:
  1. The recognition of eleven basic colors.

  2. The recognition of six common shapes.

  3. The ability to count to thirty.

  4. The recognition of numbers one through ten.

  5. The recognition of the child’s own first name in print.

  6. Introduction of letters A-Z.


The Pre-Kindergarten Class promotes readiness skills such as:
  1. The review of eleven basic colors.

  2. The review of six common shapes.

  3. The introduction of counting to 100 by ones and tens.

  4. The recognition of numbers one through twenty.

  5. The recognition of capital and lower case letters.

  6. The introduction of printing the child’s first and last names.

  7. An introduction to printing the letters of the alphabet.

  8. The introduction of the common sounds of each letter.

The KinderBridge Class promotes readiness skills such as:
  1. The review of eleven basic colors (identification).

  2. The review of eight common shapes (identification).

  3. The ability to count to 100 by ones and tens.

  4. The recognition of numbers one through twenty.

  5. Number concepts for numbers one through twenty.

  6. The recognition of capital and lower case letters.

  7. Beginning phonics rules and special sounds.

  8. The introduction of blends, words and sentences.

  9. The ability to print first and last name (manuscript).

  10. The ability to print the letters of the alphabet.