Preschool children are naturally filled with awe and wonder. Sadly, this diminishes over time, particularly as screen time increases. Our pre-kindergarten curriculum, invites children to discover and experience wonder on a daily basis, delivering the necessary foundation for lifelong learning. Each month has a different theme focusing on a different character trait as they explore several areas of study.
“The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.” --Socrates--
Bible: Our little ones learn about the gracious love of God through stories, songs and play. By pairing The Singing Bible with The Jesus Story Bible and other resources, we lay the foundation for a lifetime of devotion to God.
Language and Literacy: The most important gift we can give our children is words. Children who are exposed to words through stories, songs, conversation and play are more likely to be successful in school. Children naturally take delight in words and exposure to classic children’s stories strengthens this desire and prepares them for a lifelong love of reading.
Math and Manipulatives: Mathematics is by nature very abstract, while children are by nature very concrete. Exploring mathematics through manipulatives and hands-on activities allows children to develop a strong number sense, a critical skill in learning to think mathematically about the world.
Science and Sensory: When God created mankind, He placed them in a garden and invited them to explore and create. Our little ones will do just that as they sow, plant and reap in our kinder-gardens!
“There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my top problems in physics because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.” --J. Robert Oppenheimer--
Art and Music: Our little ones will experience the art of Beatrix Potter, Mary Cassat and other classical painters and illustrators to nurture their love for truth, goodness and beauty begins in a fun and winsome way.
Gross Motor and Outdoor Play True learning occurs in children as they play. Play allows their imagination to connect with discovery as they delight in movement and strengthen growing motor skills through both free and structured play activates.
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” --Plato--