Hours of operation
We now offer half and full day programs. Below are the times and monthly tuition costs of the programs.
Our preschool uses a curriculum that is based on the High/Scope Approach to Early Childhood Education. The key areas of the High/Scope Curriculum are: active learning, adult-child interaction, learning environment, daily routine, and assessment. The key areas are briefly explained below:
Active learning is having direct and immediate experiences and deriving meaning from them through reflection. Through active learning young children construct knowledge that helps them make sense of their world.
The power of active learning comes from personal initiative. Young children act on their innate desire to explore; they ask and search for answers to questions about people, materials, events and ideas that arouse their curiosity; they solve problems that stand in the way of their goals; and they generate new strategies to try.
Active learning depends on positive adult-child interactions. Throughout the day, guided by an understanding of how preschool children think and reason, adults practice positive interaction strategies – sharing control with children, focusing on children’s strengths, forming authentic relationships with children, supporting children’s play, and adopting a problem-solving approach to social conflict. For example, when a child talks about a topic of personal interest, an adult listens attentively and makes related comments and observations. Adults rely on encouragement and use a problem-solving approach to deal with everyday classroom situations rather than a child management system based on praise, punishment, and reward.
The layout of the preschool room and selecting appropriate materials are key factors for our curriculum. The preschool room is organized in a way that allows children to make choices and decisions. Adults arrange storage for materials using low shelves, clear boxes, and picture labels children can “read,” so all children can independently find, use and return the items they need.
This is the most important part of our preschool curriculum. One Bible story will be read each week. The teacher will tell the story and use props for visual aids. Then, as the week progresses the children will become more familiar with the story and will be able to tell the story themselves. Through these Bible stories the children will learn about their Savior, Jesus Christ, and their salvation through Him. If you are interested in learning more about what our church teaches, consider taking Christianity 101 which is a class our church regularly offers. To encourage parents to take Christianity 101 we offer a 10% discount on tuition for the entire year if one or both of the parents complete the course.
8:00 - 8:15 - Arrival Time
8:15 - 8:40 - Greeting Time
8:40 - 9:20 - Outside Time
9:20 - 9:50 - Snack and Bible Story Time
9:50 - 10:05 - Music and Movement Time
10:05 - 10:15 - Planning Time
10:15 - 11:05 - Work Time
11:05 - 11:20 - Clean-up and Recall Time
11:20 - 11:45 - Small Group Time
11:45 - 12:00 - Departure Time
12:00 - 12:30 - Lunch Time
12:40 - 1:15 - Rest Time
1:15 - 1:20 - Wake-up/Clean-up/Bathroom Break
1:20 - 1:50 - Outside Time
1:50 - 2:20 - STEAM Time
2:20 - 2:30 - Departure Time