Curriculum

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Our Curriculum

Our child-centered curriculum provides educational excellence in an atmosphere of Christian love. We hope to guide each child’s expanding interests and abilities through positive relationships with other children and teachers and to meet each child’s spiritual, social- emotional, physical and intellectual needs. 

We use a hands-on curriculum focuses on the whole child and educates young children in the way that they learn naturally – through exploration, experimentation and play. Our teachers provide intentional and purposeful activities daily that support the development of each child.

   

Twice a week children attend a short chapel service led by Pastor Sherrill.  Christian concepts, Biblical stories, prayers, and songs are part of their daily learning.  The children also are involved in music class with Dr. Christensen and participate in singing, rhythm, and listening activities, and have the opportunity to play high-quality instruments on a regular basis.

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Our center has adopted Creative Curriculum which builds on active learning through centers and involves children in investigating the world around them.  Weekly Bible lessons are taught with the One in Christ Curriculum.

2-3 Year Old Learners

The two-year-old is beginning to learn about the world around them.  They love to explore, imitate and pretend play.  Their day includes potty training, learning to share with others and becoming more independent as they begin to separate from mom and dad.
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3-4 Year Old Learners

The three-year-old is full of wonder and spends a significant amount of time observing, imitating, pretending and experimenting.  Their days are filled with exploration, creativity, socialization and play in a multi-sensory classroom.
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4-5 Year Old Learners
The four-year-old program helps children develop the skills they will need to succeed in kindergarten. Children will explore, socialize and play as they gain skills such as letter recognition and sounds, number recognition, writing names and pre-reading skills. Socialization and attention skills will be developed along with verbal skills.
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Young Fives 
This program is designed to give children with late birthdays that extra year to mature, develop and to lay a strong foundation for success in kindergarten.  The children are encouraged to build on ideas and skills at a pace that is developmentally appropriate for year olds and will be an added “bonus” to support them in the following years. 

Activities are implemented to enhance a print rich environment and to stimulate the development of language skills.  More complex skills in literacy development, such as letter/word recognition and sounds, are practiced on a daily basis. Children will practice proper pencil grip and beginning handwriting skills; participate in gross motor activities that will develop stronger coordination and balance; strengthen fine motor skills that will result in increasing accuracy in the area of writing and drawing; and work on math skills through the use of manipulatives.  Journaling will encourage creativity and writing, which teachers model during the daily morning message.

Quality Preschool and Childcare

Each child keeps a complete change of clothes at school in a Ziploc baggie. Parents change clothes out as their child grows and the seasons change.  We ask that parents label their child’s belongings which should  include a shirt, pants, socks, and underwear. 

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