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curriculum

Bible Curriculum.  First and foremost, we are a Christian preschool.  Every day that our students attend class, they will hear about Jesus!  We have created our own Bible curriculum.  Each month, the students learn about a new character trait, such as "patience", "thankfulness", or "joy" through Bible stories, poems, finger plays and songs.  Along with this character trait, the students memorize a Bible verse and practice saying it each day during Bible Time.  Approaching Biblical principles in this manner allows us to integrate the character trait into each aspect of the preschool day.  It is our goal that by the end of the month, the students will know the Bible verse by heart and fully understand and be able to implement the character trait into their daily life.


Academic Curriculum                                                                                                                                                                 NO MORE LETTER-OF-THE-WEEK AND NO MORE WORKSHEETS!

Our philosophy in teaching is with a hands-on approach.  This also applies to academic instruction.  We believe that children of preschool age are not only ready to learn, but have an insatiable desire to learn!

Obviously, one of the first academic tools a child needs is to learn the letters and letter sounds in order to build a foundation for reading.  Several recent, reliable studies have shown that the best approach to teaching students how to read is by not isolating letters (hence the letter-of-the-week approach), but rather by demonstrating to the students that while each letter has a separate sound, they can be linked together to form words.

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Read more about our goals and objectives for each program.

10 Good Reasons Your Child Should Attend Preschool

A great article from "Parenting" online magazine listing 10 very good reasons your child should attend preschool.  I encourage you to read it and then use it as a checklist when searching for a preschool for your child.

http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/why-preschool/

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emergent readers

"A child's name is a wonderfully engaging place to start learning about the features of print.  Children's names are often their most beloved and important words, and names of family members are valuable and interesting to them as well.  Once children learn that their names are words and that they are made with the same letters in the same order each time, they begin to understand the concept of word."  (Gay Su Pinnell and Irene C. Fountas, 2011, Literacy Beginnings)

How can you help your child learn to read?

What can you do at home?

You can "play" with words with your child anytime, anywhere. Children can already identify many "environmental words", such as McDonalds, Toys-R-Us, and any of their other favorite places. Explain to your child that they are really reading when they look at those words and symbols. And then see what other words they can identify.