Philosophy & Curriculum
The play-based curriculum for young children comes from real life experiences carefully woven together by the teacher as facilitator. Free choice “work time” (play time), as well as teacher-led group activities, will take place daily. Multi-sensory activities are planned to encourage learning in music, art, social studies, science, math, reading, large and small motor skills. Bible stories covering the basics of the Christian faith from the Old and New Testament of the Bible are also taught age appropriately. A component of the curriculum, especially for 4-5 year-olds, is alphabet letter recognition and sounds. Planned activities take into account the individual needs and interests of each child in the group, regardless of age.
A Typical Morning Schedule
The schedule is very flexible and may vary depending on each child’s needs, interests, and abilities for the day. The schedule is a tool to make the day run more smoothly and to give the students a feeling of adhering to a routine.
The Afternoon Schedule will include lunch, rest time, more physical activities, one-on-one review and group enrichment activities, free choice “work time” and story time.
Arrival and Large Group “Meeting Time”
Letter of Day/Calendar/Singing/Planning
Children select from a variety of activities designed to enhance all areas of development
Large Motor Play -Playground or Gym
Pre-Reading/Math Activity/Art Project/ Singing
Story/Review of Day/Prayer and Dismissal