Monday – Friday, 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Our Kindergarten curriculum is designed to value the unique skills and abilities of each student while preparing them for the academic standards and requirements of First Grade. Students are nurtured in a Christ-centered environment to develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially.
Entering Student Profile
- Able to take care of personal needs
- Able to verbally express desires and needs
- Able to separate from parents
- Able to follow directions
- Able to use crayons and scissors
- Able to attend to “tasks” for 20 minutes
- Able to work independently and in a group setting
- Demonstrates a basic knowledge of numbers and letters
- One year of preschool experience recommended
Teaching Format & Topics
Chapel time in class and as a school, Bible stories from both Old and New Testaments, Christian songs, prayers, and devotions which aid in creating an atmosphere for developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Recognition of the alphabet by name and sound, rhyming, recognition of numerous sight words and phonics instruction to develop reading skills, shared reading of quality literature, and a variety of writing experiences.
Students develop a foundation of skills relating to number concepts, measurement, geometry, data/graphing, algebraic concepts such as patterning and sorting, and solving simple addition and subtraction equations.
The use of specific units help emphasize scientific and social exploration of the world around them. Arranged field trips highlight certain units (zoo, flight museum, beach, etc.)
Art & Music
A variety of art projects are presented as opportunities for self-expression and to demonstrate the ability to follow directions. Musical instruction through singing, playing instruments, and movement provide a rich environment for musical expression and for learning important academic concepts.
Gross and Fine Motor Skills
Students are exposed to a variety of projects and experiences to develop fine motor skills. Emphasis is placed on learning how to hold a writing utensil correctly. Gross motor skills; such as hopping, skipping, galloping and ball skills are taught.