Preschool Class

Preschool Class Program

Main Objectives

  1. Understanding that God had created each child to be special and unique.
  2. Learning about one’s body, senses, growth (physical, intellectual, and emotional) and feelings.
  3. Developing a sense of belonging in the world both socially and physically (i.e. in relation to family and friends), as well as an awareness of nature, animals, and science.
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Daily Routine

Individual Welcome
Gathering Time / Free Choice
Welcome Circle
Free Choice and Art Activity / Special Project
learning games, manipulative, dress-up, creative play, role-playing
Circle Time
devotional time, stories, flannel board activities, songs, finger plays, creative movement, play acting, discussion and problem solving
Large Muscle Playtime
outdoor or in the large indoor playroom
Snack / Prayer / Quiet Time
“read” library books during quiet time
Closing Circle
songs, school communications, review of the day, occasionally joining other classes for singing or chapel
Individual Goodbye

Christian Education Curriculum

The Pre-School program integrates Christian concepts throughout the whole curriculum. With an awareness of the religious developmental characteristics of young children, our goal is to provide meaningful Christian experiences.

Age appropirate and non-denominational Christian materials and activities are used. Christian concepts presented with related themes are:

  • God has made me special and given me special gifts
  • God has created a colorful and changing world
  • God sent His son into the world to save us
  • God has given us a special world
  • God put love in our hearts for others
  • We praise God for creating all things
  • We praise God for sending Jesus as our Savior
  • God is always with us

The teachers working in this program model Christian love and provide a secure, loving, and caring environment where children are accepted and nurtured as unique individuals.

Themes Include:

  • I’m Growing Up
  • Family and Home
  • Apples / Seeds
  • Johnny Appleseed
  • Planting Bulbs
  • Fall Changes
  • Fun With Spider
  • Fall Festival
  • Sandwich Day
  • Harvest Time / Healthy Foods
  • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Advent Surprises
  • Giving and Sharing
  • Christmas – Jesus’ Birthday
  • Winter Changes
  • Winter Fun
  • Fun with Ice
  • Mitten Day
  • Animals in Winter
  • Love
  • Teddy Bear Picnic
  • Valentine’s Day Celebration
  • Dental Health
  • Health and Safety
  • Community Helpers
  • Hat Day
  • Spring Rains – Umbrellas
  • Mud
  • Easter
  • Caterpillars & Butterflies
  • Special People in My Family
  • Foot Day
  • Transportation