Programs & Curriculum



Preschool


3 years to 5 years

The pre-school, sometimes known as the pre-kindergarten years are an exciting time for both child and parent. At this stage in your child's life they are beginning to develop rapidly in all areas; social, emotional, academic, speech, and cognitive learning. They are developing writing skills and beginning to understand the concept of spelling and math. Our curriculum is designed to provide your inquisitive child with hands on approaches to academic and spiritual growth.

    3 years to 4 years
    Play & Cognitive Skills
  • Uses language in imaginative play
  • Engages in detailed conversations
  • Plays with other children, makes up games
  • Remembers recent events and recalls important past events
  • Improves with the game of memory
  • Attends to an activity for at least 4 minutes

  • Language skills
  • Child may stutter*
  • Understands concepts hard/soft, rough/smooth, front/back
  • Answers question forms, "What do you do when you're hungry? Sleepy?"
  • Asks many who, what, where, why questions
  • Uses four- to five-word sentences most of the time
  • Imitates whispering
  • Relates two events in correct sequential order
  • Completes simple verbal opposites
  • Uses verb forms is, am, are
  • Uses possessives ("mommy's car")
  • Begins using "because" as an explanation

  • Fine & Gross Motor Skills
  • Manipulates a wind-up toy
  • Cuts along a straight line
  • Draws a cross and a square
  • Traces simple lines and designs
  • Begins to cut out circles
  • Removes clothes completely
  • Puts on own socks and shoes
  • Washes and dries hands with little help
  • Rides a tricycle 10 feet
  • Stands on one foot for 5 seconds
  • Jumps forward 30 inches
  • Hops five times
  • Holds a crayon with a tripod grasp (first two fingers and thumb)

  • Other Skills
  • Talks about time concepts such as “That happened yesterday”
  • Can identify environmental noises (i.e “I hear a helicopter!”)

  • 5 years
    Movement
  • Stands on one foot for ten seconds or longer
  • Hops, somersaults
  • Swings, climbs
  • May be able to skip

  • Milestone in hand and finger skills
  • Copies triangle and other geometric patterns
  • Draws person with body
  • Prints some letters
  • Dresses and undresses without assistance
  • Uses fork, spoon, and (sometimes) a table knife
  • Usually cares for own toilet needs

  • Language
  • Recalls part of a story
  • Speaks sentences of more than five words
  • Uses future tense
  • Tells longer stories
  • Says name and address

  • Cognitive
  • Can count ten or more objects
  • Correctly names at least four colors
  • Better understands the concept of time
  • Knows about things used every day in the home (money, food, appliances)

  • Social & Emotional
  • Wants to please friends
  • Wants to be like her friends
  • More likely to agree to rules
  • Likes to sing, dance, and act
  • Shows more independence and may even visit a next-door neighbor by herself
  • Able to distinguish gender
  • Able to distinguish fantasy from reality
  • Sometimes demanding, sometimes eagerly cooperative

Programs & Curriculum

Scripture

"Let the little children come to me... for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. " 

Matthew 19:14