Pre K Curriculum
Bible: is taught and integrated throughout the entire day; values/manners; virtues; a child learns that he is special and God loves him for who he is; Bible lessons, stories and concepts are taught through dramatic play, songs and games which are age-appropriate; Chapel time.
Foundational Skills: classification; association; ordering; perceiving relationships; name; labels; environmental print; recognition of printed uppercase letters A-Z as well as lowercase with 'Letter Land'; Introduction to Sign Language.
Listening and Literature: traditional literature; realistic and fanciful rhymes and poems; vocabulary development and enrichment; auditory memory; literal, interpretive, critical, and appreciative picture interpretation and listening; dictation of experience charts, artwork labels, story endings.
Auditory Discrimination: sound by direction, pitch, volume, and tempo; rhyming words; initial /a/-/z/ (short vowels only); medial /i/ and /o/; and final /ks/; Introduction to sight words (the, and…); listening skills; introduction to Spanish.
Handwriting: prewriting skills; left-to-right tracking; vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and curved-line tracking; correct pencil hold and paper placement; finger tracing and pencil tracking uppercase and lowercase pre-cursive letters a-z and numerals 0-20.
Mathematics: number and numeral recognition 0-20+; shape recognition; pattern sequencing; graphing; calendar; number to numeral association and discrimination; introduction to telling time, coin and money value; introduction to simple addition/subtraction; terms of measurement.
History: school orientation; concepts of God's plan for the child and his family; holidays, community helpers, and patriotism.
Science: seasonal changes of plants, animals, and the earth; activities related to the seasons and the farm; gardening; exploring/creating various concepts using different mediums/manipulatives.
Cooking: sensory and language experiences; print awareness in labels and recipes; vocabulary expansion such as hot, cold, empty, full, lighter, heavier and terms of measurement.
Art: process art; craft activities; art will correlate with classroom themes and seasons (Safety, Autumn, Christmas…); mediums using clay, play-dough, paint, crayons/markers…; recycled materials from home; various resources from nature.
Motor: locomotor (gross), axial (twisting, bending...), and manipulative (fine) motor activities, including simple games to develop these skills; optional after school enrichment programs are provided with Snapology, Kidokinectics and Ballet on selected days.
Music: songs; rhythm accompaniments; movement; musical games and stories related to class themes; music appreciation; introduction to various musical instruments; music and movement class.