Student/Teacher Ratio: 16 to 2 (teacher with Educational Assistant)
School Day: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 – 11:15 a.m.
The 3-day Preschool class is intended for children who are four years old by September 1st. Much time is spent on spiritual and academic growth with significant emphasis placed on socialization skills. We encourage all children to respect others, plan ahead by asking questions, share with others, be kind, courteous, and follow directions, and most importantly, to understand that Jesus loves them.
Children learn about God’s love through different stories from The Beginner’s Bible. We learn about The Fruit of the Spirit: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-Control (Galatians 5:22-23).
Through the Scholastic curriculum children learn the ABCs, practice their writing strokes, identify word sounds and begin to recognize their names in print. Students are introduced to early writing skills and practice using invented phonetic spelling in their writing. The students visit the school library once a week where they enjoy story time along with checking out books for personal enjoyment.
The children learn to recite numbers, compare and classify groups of objects and identify shapes and patterns.
In order for children to understand our world, attention is given to the study of plants, people and physical elements. The students also learn to care for living things.
Teaching children about social studies concepts provide a way to make children aware of the world around them. This allows them to experience how families, communities and our society work together.
Physical Education helps to develop coordination and large motor skills. Various exercises, games, and group activities provide learning and practice.
Self-expression is encouraged through words, play dough, markers, paints, crayons, music and other mediums with attention paid to visual detail. The children participate in class songs and Christmas and Easter programs.
In order to appreciate our community and the world that God has created, near by field trips are taken that may include the pumpkin patch or fire station. All field trips are family friendly and parent participation is required.
On Wednesday mornings, we attend Chapel services with the rest of the student body.