The PreK program will operate five day per week from 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m., and students can stay until 3 p.m. Before-school and after-school care will be available.
Students learn through playful and engaging activities. The teacher individualizes each activity to meet the unique needs of every learner. The classroom schedule allows students to spend the majority of the day in small groups and/or individual settings. This enables the learner to move at his or her own pace while the teacher provides individualized instruction. The classroom is set up with a variety of interest areas, or centers, including blocks, dramatic play, toys and games, art, library, discovery, music and movement, and technology. These centers integrate science, math, technology, literacy and the arts. Students also develop large motor skills through regular physical activity. In addition, students grow spiritually through godly play.
Teachers collaborate with parents through conferences, progress reports three times a year, and a parent meeting that provides resources for parents. Parents or caregivers may email or call the teacher and schedule additional times to meet with the teacher. Students are prepared to be successful and confident kindergarten students.
Students should be 4 years old by September 1 in order to enter the PreK program. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.