This classroom focuses on developing key skills that will ensure Kindergarten readiness. The lead teacher follows a Christ-centered, emergent curriculum that aligns with the Iowa Early Learning Standards. This provides “hands-on” activities that develop early learning skills and encourage children to become critical thinkers, researchers and life-long learners. Literacy, math, handwriting, and many other formal content areas are introduced and practiced on a daily basis during center and small group time. Invaluable learning also takes place through social experiences that encourage problem solving, creative thinking, cooperation and Godly character development.
Below is a sample of what a typical day would look like in the PS4 classroom.
Sample Daily Schedule
|6:30-8:30||AM Childcare-Choice Time/Centers|
|9:00-10:00||Music, Calendar, Projects & Activities|
|10:00-10:30||Snack, Gross Motor/Outdoor Time|
|10:30-11:30||Center Time, Small groups, Special guests|
|2:30-3:30||Snack, Gross Motor/Outdoor Time|
Ongoing assessments are administered throughout the school year to ensure students are growing and mastering key milestones. All staff are certified in CPR and First Aid.