We believe preschoolers are active learners who progress through a somewhat predictable cycle of development. Children are uniquely created by God, and our developmentally appropriate curriculum is designed to teach spiritual, emotional, and cognitive concepts that allow them to grow and mature according to the individual plan God has destined for each child. “I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” - Psalm 139:14
Children require consistent, loving boundaries as part of their social and emotional development. Reasonable and realistic limits in an enriched learning environment, allow children the opportunity to make appropriate pro-social choices in behavior and play. Redirection, consistent actions, praise, positive reinforcement, and encouragement are integral part of proactive discipline. Discipline must be relevant to the offense and applied promptly. In extreme cases, parents will be contacted for prompt conferencing.
We want our students to know the truth of God and apply it to their daily lives. We want them to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ. We want them to develop a godly perspective and Christian view. Jesus replied, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." Matthew 22:37
Our educational philosophy is Christ-centered, as well as child-centered.
To bring an understanding of the Lord and who He is through age appropriate materials. The students will develop a love of God’s Holy and inspired Word. The students will be introduced to the Bible through stories, crafts, songs, and plays. Each week we study familiar Bible Truth that emphasizes God’s loving care for us. We also memorize Bible verses that align with the Bible lesson of the week.
Themes: Creation through Jesus’ Ministry
To learn the value of relationships, showing respect to teachers, peers, and parents. Demonstrate behavior appropriate to environment, i.e. chapel manners, table manners, please and thank you, answer questions politely. To develop the ability to make choices independently within well-defined boundaries
To refine movement including balance and coordination. To engaged in organized games and develop the sense of teamwork.
To connect with others in a learning environment through hands-on experiences. To demonstrate ability to create, observe, analyze, reason, and investigate.
To develop the concept of print. The students will orally recite, recognize and communicate letter and sounds.
Units: Listening, Viewing, and Speaking, Phonological Awareness, Decoding, and Vocabulary, Pre-reading and Pre-writing
To introduce students to the concept of number operations, and develop in them a strong foundation of basic math skills required for a successful academic life.
Units: Calendar Math, Number Sense, Patterns, One-to-One Correspondence, Measurement, Geometry, Algebraic Thinking, Data Analysis and Probability and Problem Solving
To relate health to taking care of the wonderful body God has given to them. The students will increase their awareness of the world around them through hands-on experiences. As they learn and understand the greatness of creation, they will focus on God, the ultimate Creator.
Units: The Five Senses, Weather and Seasons, Living & Non-living Things, Life Cycles, Animals and their Habitats, The Human Body and Good Nutrition Habits
To prepare our students to be humane, rational, participating citizens in a world that is becoming increasingly interdependent.
Units: Families, Our Needs & Wants, Good Citizenship, Community Helpers, Maps & Places and Holidays