Our Mommy & Me class is a great intro to school. Moms, Dads or caregivers have a unique opportunity to watch their child begin to grow through school related experiences. This class is designed to help children develop a positive attitude toward the school environment and to encourage independence from Mom ( and other caregivers). During class kids & moms will participate in center time, circle time, art, snack and recess.
Children do not have to be potty trained for this class.
Our older 2's is a great first "drop off" class for those who are ready! Our goal is to provide a nurturing and stimulating first learning experience where children explore a range of activities through play focusing on all areas of development: language, cognitive, social/emotional, physical and spiritual. We fit a lot into the two hours-morning table time, circle time, center time with many activities , snack, recess and music & movement enrichment and chapel once a week.
In our 3's class children are given opportunities for exploration through dramatic play, blocks, art, fine motor, puzzles, manipulative and gross motor activities. Hands-on projects provide developmentally appropriate pre-reading, math, science and creative movement experiences. We use Learning without Tears and Zoophonice to introduce the writing and reading skills needed in kindergarten. Through play children can explore the classroom while learning to cooperatively work and play with their classmates. The class has weekly chapel and a weekly music class.
Our Pre-K classes focus on developmentally appropriate practices to prepare kids for kindergarten. These classes give the kids the opportunity to play and learn through dramatic play, blocks, art exploration, fine motor skills activities , puzzles, manipulative and gross motor opportunities. Children are expected to sit for gradually longer periods of group time, listen and follow multi-step instructions. Skills such as counting, letter recognition, pre-reading and writing are taught informally through games and activities as well as introduced more formally at circle time and in small groups. Learning without tears and Zoophonics is used in both classrooms to teach letter recognition as well as phonics. Both classes have Music and Movement once a week as well as Chapel once a week
OPK is all that Pre-K includes and a little more. It is geared for those kids that miss the kindergarten cut off or the summer birthdays that need that extra year. It is a bit more academic. The kids will have more opportunities for small group work time in addition to their creative play.
They will work on life skills to prepare them for kindergarten. How to take care of their morning tasks, put on their own coat, pack their backpack and much more. All of the students in this class will move on to kindergarten.
Each class has the wonderful opportunity to have a weekly chapel lesson with Ms. Becky where they will hear a bible story and learn how they can use it in their every day life.
Each class also has a once a week music class with Miss Anna. They will sing, dance and learn the basics of rhythm.
These classes enrich not only the mind but also the body and the soul of the children.
The Pre-K class is given the opportunity to extend their day by staying for Lunch Bunch. Students eat lunch, plus have additional time for center exploration and occasionally outside time.
Students have the option to stay for Lunch Bunch daily, one time a week, or on a drop in basis. Students in Older- Pre-K have lunch built into their day.