Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6
2-Year Old Developmental Class (2 years old before September 1st)
The toddler stage is an exciting period of growth and development for children. They explore their environment using all five senses. They are the center of their universe, and the world revolves around them.
At this time, children are beginning to explore how much then can control in their universe and what the limits are. The words “yes” and “no” become powerful ones. With gentle guidance from parents and care providers, children can form limits and boundaries that are compatible with the needs of others as well as their own.
SKILL BUILDING EXPERIENCES
Preschoolers learn by doing. Through active involvement with their environment, children attempt to make sense of the world around them. They learn by observing what happens when they interact with materials and other people. They spontaneously engage in activities such as block building, painting, manipulatives, puzzles, dramatic play, and adding pieces of information to what they already know thereby generating new understandings. Children learn simple concepts and they use these concepts to grasp more complex ideas.
Activities planned for the 2’s toddler foster a balance of skill-building experiences across all areas of development such as: Fine motor, gross motor, cognitive and social and emotional growth.
EARLY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT & PHONICS FOR 2’s and 3’s
A language curriculum is implemented with flashcards, word games for word recognition and word building. Children are taught that learning new words can be fun and putting words together is exciting.
Children will hear a Bible story that is age appropriate once a week that will reinforce the principles, values and Christian character we want to develop in our children emphasizing integrity and a love for God and His word.
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIIES focus on interest areas such as:
Blocks, books, art, sand & water sensory, house corner, music & movement, manipulatives, outdoor play.
3-Year Old Preschool Class (3 years old before September 1st)
This is a phonics curriculum that will teach letter recognition and sounds. Children will be learning a new letter and sound each week. Story, songs and rhymes reinforce phonetic concepts. Workbooks will include coloring, circling and drawing a line to the right answers. This curriculum will give your preschooler a jump-start in learning phonetic concepts as they complete a series of 12 phonics workbooks* and 12 Math workbook through- out the school year.
Children will be learning number recognition, adding and subtraction in a manner that will be appropriate and successful for their age group.
THE DEVELOPMENTAL CLASSROOM
Learning centers alongside phonic curriculum provide a balance of experiences for children that foster the skills they need to develop such as; small motor, gross motor, cognitive and social growth. Books, manipulatives, playdough table, art table, blocks and painting, puzzles, and playhouse-imaginative play are all part of our learning center environment that teach a balance of skill-building experiences across all areas of development. This comprehensive and hands-on curriculum is perfect for preschoolers.
Children will hear a Bible story (age appropriate) once a week that will reinforce the principles, values and Christian character we want our children to develop. Emphasizing integrity and a love for God, His word and a love for family and our American heritage.
Kindergarten-Prep Class (4 years old before September 1st)
The Kinder Prep classroom is a busy classroom, children are learning through the play process, interacting
with other children and learning important social skills as well as phonics. It is a fun place as well as a learning place.
PHONICS CURRICULUM GOALS
Preschoolers are learning about letters, words, numbers, colors, shapes and all about the world around them. This program is a phonics curriculum that will teach letter recognition and sounds. Children will be learning a new letter and sound each week along with a story and song about the animal representing that sound and letter. Children will be developing pre-reading and reading skills, and also developing phonetic awareness. Our phonics work pages allow children to develop good writing skills as well as phonics.
MATH – Level K
Math work pages teach number recognition, adding, subtraction, pre-algebra, pre-geometry, classification, sorting, problem solving, units of measure and more.
Learning centers alongside a phonics curriculum provide experiences for preschoolers that foster the skills they need to develop such as: small motor, gross motor, cognitive and social growth, books, playdough and art table, painting, playhouse, puzzles, and manipulatives are all part of the learning environment that teach a balance of skill-building experiences across all areas of development.
A Bible story (age appropriate) will be read every Wednesday that will reinforce the principles
and values of Christian character assisting parents in their God given responsibility of training
their children to produce healthy, happy wholesome lives that respect authority and appreciate our American heritage.