We have weekly themes to keep learning fresh.
Letters, colors, shapes, gross & fine motor skills.
Character building, health, safety, music styles, bible stories, diversity, self esteem, arts & crafts, story time & holidays
Weekly themes include holidays, seasons, gardening, animals, outer space, places, things, events, types of transportation & community helpers. The teachers elaborate with books, crafts, games, and activities around that weeks theme.
All about me: to help children learn about each other and each others' families! They also learn that every child's thoughts and ideas are important and no one person is more or less important than another!
Sight words are common words that kids recognize instantly without sounding them out. Recognizing words by sight helps kids become faster, more fluent readers. Many sight words are tricky to read and spell — they aren't spelled the way they sound
Self-esteem is liking yourself and believing in yourself. Self-esteem helps children face challenges, try new things, and learn and develop well. Learning about, and being encouraged to develop, traits like honesty, fairness, compassion, and patience creates a safe place where children want to be.
Learning concepts like shape, color, size, space and position are essential to problem solving, sorting and categorizing items.
Because no two people are alike, children will always need to learn diversity, whether it be for religious, racial, cultural, or physical ability differences. When we use the Bible as the foundation and tackle diversity at a simplistic level, this complex topic can be easy for children to grasp.
Children ages 3-5 develop a basic understanding of numbers and counting, and connect both to the idea of “how many?” Working on recognizing, grouping, and comparing objects of different sizes, colors and shapes, and identifying patterns.
Science generates solutions for everyday life and helps us to answer the great mysteries of the universe. Listening to and creating music helps children learn numeracy, literacy and emotional skills. Incorporating music into routines and play in the early years has a positive influence on your child's early development.
Gross motor skills are foundational skills that involve bigger movements using large muscle groups – arms, legs, feet, and trunks – to move the body. With practice, children learn to develop and use gross motor skills so they can move in their world with balance, coordination, ease, and confidence!
Fine motor skills involve the use of the small muscles that control the hand, fingers, and thumb. They help children perform important tasks like feeding themselves, grasping toys, buttoning and zipping clothes, writing, drawing, and more.
Paper crafts encourage children to draw, tear, glue, and paint, along with several other exercises that promote dexterity. These activities develop preschoolers' fine motor skills and strengthen their ability to concentrate for longer periods
Another good way to maintain a clean classroom is to incorporate tidying into the daily routine with the kiddos. Budget some time to clean up after each activity. This will not only reduce the work that teachers have to do after class but also teach the kiddos good habits that will carry on into the future.
Storytime provides students with the opportunity to participate, to use their blossoming language and critical thinking skills, and to develop self-confidence and inner control as they eagerly wait to share their thoughts.