The pre-kindergarten program is a balance of academic learning and child-directed exploration and play. Our goals are that children will love to learn, love to come to school and will be successful at kindergarten entry.
Bible: Bible stories are taught with an emphasis on character development. For example, students hear the story of Jonah with an emphasis on the benefits of obedience and sharing the Good News of the Lord Jesus.
Reading: Reading is taught phonetically with one-on-one instruction time, as well as group learning. Children learn consonant and short vowel sounds. Students learn to print using traditional manuscript. Comprehension skills are also strengthened.
Math skills: numeral recognition 1-20, counting, patterns, puzzles, sequencing, beginning addition.
Science & Social Studies: Hands on, creative units of learning
Spanish: Students will learn about the Spanish culture as well as basic vocabulary and songs.
Children have scheduled daily time to play with blocks, art mediums, puzzles, books, dramatic play and other manipulatives.
A typical Pre-Kindergarten day includes:
Bible Stories, Learning about Jesus, Direct reading instruction, Child-directed play time
Music: Singing and Movement.
Circle Time: Alphabet, Numbers, Counting, Colors, Shapes, patterning,
Teacher-directed activities and projects, Snack Time, Story Time, Large motor play
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