Pre-K (3-4 years old)
*T/TH class is open to children ages 3-4
*M/W/F class is reserved for children ages 4-5
Language: A young child's verbal language is developing rapidly. This is a wonderful time for learning new vocabulary as one listens to stories and interacts with friends. Each day includes at least one story-time/Bible time and key concepts are introduced through developmentally appropriate children's literature, songs, finger-plays, and activities.
Math: Math concepts that are introduced include shapes, rote counting, one-to-one correspondence, comparison, and positional words. These concepts are reinforced through group math activities and math learning centers.
Science and Our World: Natural elements are brought into the classroom for exploration. We learn about our world through our senses by discussing what we see, hear, feel, taste, & smell. A variety of sensory materials are offered in our science/STEM learning center.
Gross Motor Skills : Faith Preschool has a large gym where students play daily. During this time, children have the opportunity to practice large motor skills. Activities such as: scooters, running, bouncing and catching balls, sliding, and using a balance beam are rotated frequently. Our teachers provide opportunities for group games, as well as, free play. Music & movement are also a part of our classroom activities throughout the day.
Fine Motor Skills: Developing strength in little fingers is a task needed for pre-writing. Play-dough and art are perfect for developing in this area. A variety of classroom manipulatives also assist in developing coordination of finger muscles.
Art Activities: Our students are given many opportunities for a combination of process and product oriented art. Activities that support making their own creations while they paint, draw, and build. Within these activities, students learn to tear paper, use scissors, and glue a variety of materials. Process art concepts are also reinforced in our art and writing center during free play.
Listening Skills: Children learn to listen to teachers, classmates, and other adults. Giving simple instructions, practice following multi-step directions, and turn taking are also skills that are worked on throughout the year.
Emotional Development: Children learn to identify and verbalize feelings they experience and see in others. Children's literature is shared to discuss various emotions. A special spot in our classroom is set aside as a cozy place to get away to when one is upset or just needs a little alone time. Teachers are available to help children identify feelings and soothe children as needed. We strive to provide a warm, friendly, Christ centered environment for the children.