Curriculum

Our curriculum promotes children’s growth and development in all areas.  A typical day includes center play, circle time, art, music, learning activities, specials, outdoor play and snack.  Children are encouraged to explore their environment, express themselves, ask questions, and to respect and appreciate others.  Individuality and creative expression is supported.  Learning activities include language/pre-literacy, math, science, social studies, and Christian education.

Daily Activities

Handwriting Without Tears: Our 4 year classes and Readiness classes use this curriculum to teach handwriting and alphabet.

Language/Pre-Literacy: books, storytelling, conversation, writing materials, environmental print, alphabet.  Our older students utilize the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum to learn letters and to practice fine motor skills.

Math: Children learn to sort, compare, count, patterns, measure, manipulatives, classify, numbers

Christian Education: Christian stories, songs and art activities are included in the monthly calendar.

Outdoor Play: Children play actively everyday on our spacious, fenced playground.   The fellowship hall gym is available for cold or rainy days.

Music, Movement and Dramatic Arts Specialist: Classes enjoy a weekly visit with our music teacher.  Activities include puppetry, singing, creative movement, instruments, and storytelling.

Art Specialist: Children meet with the visual arts teacher once a week.  They are introduced to a variety of artistic materials and receive fun filled instruction in the fundamentals of art.

Science: Students ages two and older attend a science class several times a month.  In this interactive, hands on class, topics have included observation, casuse and effect, awareness of nature, care for environment, senses, discrimination, experimentation, and cooking.  Sometimes, live animals even stop by!

Chapel: Classes visit with a member of the church pastoral staff once a month for storytelling and songs.