We believe the most important thing every child should learn is to love God and one another. This belief guides us as we plan activities that allow children to love God in prayer and worship. Children love one another by sharing, taking turns and playing together.
Academically, the curriculum will focus on instilling a desire for life long learning. It will be part social, part play and part books/paper & pencil. Age appropriate experiential activity will be provided to enhance all learning. Children will develop gross and fine motor skills through physical activity interacting with various toys, exploring outdoor and gym activities, working with crayons, paints, clay, glue, scissors, and various other activities. Our children will come to recognize themselves as an important part of our faith community through prayer, worship, Scripture & instruction.
Attention will be given to the child’s social development through interaction with adults and children. Group and individual activity will be provided to help children further develop verbal skills as well as appreciation of those around them.
Below are listed general curriculum goals and activities. Each one will be implemented based on the developmental level of the children in each program.
Language growth will be developed through opportunities for conversation about common experiences, taking part in story telling, interpreting pictures, sequencing both visually and auditorally, and recognizing printed symbols as having meaning.
Vocabulary growth will be developed through speaking and attaching meaning to simple words, matching and labeling.
Listening skills will be acquired through listening to stories, poetry, and direction.
Visual discrimination will be developed by recognizing likenesses and differences in color and configuration; recognizing similarities in space, size and details; copying patterns with manipulatives; reproduce squares, circles, rectangles, triangles.
One to one correspondence
Adding and taking away objects
Grouping & regrouping
Use spatial terms such as over, under, above
Measurement of time, length, liquid, money & weight
Observe the wonders of God’s creation
Introduce process of scientific learning
Learn simple facts about plants and animals
Encourage good dietary habits
Encourage positive safety habits
Art, drama, literature, music,