Available Classes 2016-2017

 

 

2016-2017

NOTE: All class groupings are based on the child’s age as of September 1.

Kindergarten

AGES:              5’s +

TIMES:            8:30am – 2:30pm

DAYS:              Monday – Friday

RATIOS:          10:1 with a maximum 10:1

EXTENDED HOURS:            8am – 8:30am, 2:30pm – 3pm

 

Kindergarten Prep

AGES:             4 years

TIMES:            9am – 2pm

DAYS:             Monday – Friday

RATIOS:         10:1 with a maximum 18:2

EXTENDED HOURS:            8am – 9am, 2pm – 3pm

 

Preschool

AGES:              3 or 4 years

TIMES:            9am – noon

DAYS:              2 day (Tuesday & Thursday) **3s only**

3 day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

3 day (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) **3s only**

5 day (Monday – Friday) **3s only**

RATIOS:         9:1 for 3’s / 10:1 for 4’s

EXTENDED HOURS:            8am – 9am, noon – 2pm, 2pm – 3pm

Click here to see 2016-2017 pricing for Preschool through Kindergarten.

Parents’ Day Out

AGES:              6 weeks – 35 months

TIMES:            9am – 2pm

DAYS:              1 to 5 days, Monday – Friday

RATIOS:          3:1 – ages 6 weeks to 14 months – with a maximum 9:3

5:1 – ages 15 months to 23 months – with a maximum 10:2

7:1 – ages 24 moths to 35 months – with a maximum 14:2

EXTENDED HOURS:            8am – 9am, 2pm – 3pm

DROP-INS:      Children who are in the program can drop-in days based on classroom availability.

Click here to see 2016-2017 pricing for Parents’ Day Out.

 

Class Descriptions

Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten class follows an academic developmental learning curriculum.  Report cards are given every nine weeks and conferences are held twice a year or more if needed.  Standardized testing is done in the Spring (Metropolitan Aptitude Test for 1st grade).

Voyages is the religious curriculum used in our classes from age two through Kindergarten.  Because God is integral in all that we do, Jesus time actually touches every part of the day.  The children are taught that Jesus loves them and is their Friend.  Jesus is real and always near.  And most important, Jesus is our Savior who takes away our sin.  The Bible stories are taught in chronological order.

Our reading program is whole language and phonics combined.  We link writing to reading through journal work, and reading rhythmic predictable print.  Oral language is the foundation in Kindergarten, so many activities are designed to increase conversation and interaction.  (DLM/SRA Language Curriculum)

Math, like reading, is integrated into our daily routine and lesson themes.  We use numbers in the real life setting of the classroom.  We believe in active rather than passive learning.  (Everyday Math Curriculum)

Our children are taught music once a week, they have computers in their room for daily use, and they attend chapel twice a week.  Spanish is part of the current program, as well as fun speakers and class parties.

 

K-Prep

Our Kindergarten Prep. (K-Prep) class uses a DLM curriculum made up of nine four week themes.  These themes provide learning instruction on varying topics about creatures, families, literature, construction, and imagination.  The curriculum introduces skills such as prediction/comprehension of stories, sequencing, exploration, rhyming, and opposites.

We use the Voyages religion curriculum for our Bible time every day.  We spend an entire week on different stories from the Bible and attend chapel twice each week.

Phonics is an important part of the day, as the children are exposed to letter recognition and sounds through individual centers, small group activities, and whole class instruction.  They are exposed to pre-reading skills, but are encouraged to develop at their own pace.

Math is integrated into many of the activities each day through varying activities.  We use our calendar, pocket chart, counting sticks, and many manipulativies to understand skills such as sorting, graphing, counting, patterning, adding, and subtracting.

The children attend music classes for 30 minutes each week, have Spanish incorporated into their curriculum and have the opportunity to work on a computer in the classroom. To vary and enhance the learning experiences, we have class speakers on various topics.

 

Preschool

Preschool classes focus on the social and motor development of young children.

THREE YEAR OLDS

Three year old classes base their daily activities around themes throughout the year.  They work on developing social relationships, extending their attention span, and developing their gross and fine motor skills.

Lessons are divided into large group circle time, small group, and learning centers.  The three year olds attend chapel and music.  They also have the opportunity to see guest speakers on various topics.

 

FOUR YEAR OLDS

Four year old classes use the DLM/SRA Early Childhood Express curriculum for both language arts and math.  In language arts we focus on letter recognition and the pre-reading skills of letter sounds, rhyming and sequencing.

In math the four year olds focus on one-to-one correspondence, number recognition, simple graphing and shapes.

 Chapel and music classes are attended throughout the week and Spanish is incorporated into their curriculum.  There is also time allotted for physical education.  Guest speakers and special activity days occur throughout the year.

Parents’ Day Out

Our classrooms are arranged with activities to meet the needs of each child based on age groupings.  A well equipped playground, indoor gym, and buggies provide healthful fun and exercise.  Qualified teachers are carefully selected on the basis of education, experience, understanding, and love of children.  All of our classroom ratios are well below state requirements.

Early Drop Off/Late Pick Up

Our school offers extended hours for all age groups.  Early drop off starts at 8am and late pick up is 3pm.
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