(Student/Teacher ratios: 18-Months 1:6; 2-year olds 1:6; 3-year olds 1:10; & 4-year olds 1:12)
Our preschool program provides a nurturing learning environment that allows children to explore through hands-on, age appropriate activities. Our warm and caring Christian environment offers small class sizes and highly qualified teachers. All children attend a weekly chapel service and participate in daily prayer.
The 18 month program encourages children to grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Children will learn through their senses, interactions with teachers, and their environment using child-directed and center-based activities. Multi-sensory learning and play opportunities encourage the children to develop more concrete ideas about their world. 18 month olds will begin the process of potty training and develop their language skills.
The PK-2 program is an interactive, verbally based experience. Through the use of educational toys, puzzles, blocks, dolls, age-appropriate playground equipment, and non-pitched musical instruments the PK-2 child works on developing verbal and cognitive skills through their natural curiosity. Group interaction enables the children to experience parallel play because sharing at this stage of their development is difficult. Children become potty trained and learn to verbally express their needs.
The PK-3 program is a multi-facetted learning experience. Through hands-on, interactive play as well as teacher guided and directed curriculum activities, the PK-3 children learn about their world. Fine Motor Skills worked on this year include: cutting, pasting, coloring, and beginning printing. Social Skills worked on this year include: waiting for a turn, listening while others speak, sharing, and using words to express feelings and needs. Mathematical experiences include geometry (spatial relationships and basic geometric shapes), number sense (cardinal and ordinal numbers), patterning, and comparison.
The PK-4 program uses Saxon Early Learning. This comprehensive curriculum builds a strong, early foundation in mathematics, science, and literacy. The use of teacher directed/guided activities enables the children to directly participate in the learning process through observation, discussion, questioning and experiencing.
The PK-4 child works on becoming an independent, self-reliant person in preparation for kindergarten. Becoming a well-mannered, and socially interactive child are some of the goals of kindergarten readiness. Independence is encouraged through daily routines, centers, work habits, and creative art expression. Fine and gross motor skills are enhanced through daily activities.