Faith Preschool’s 4-year-old program equips our students with the skills they need for Kindergarten. Our program is designed to build confidence in our students’ ability to learn. Our day is a healthy balance between guided instruction and center time. Every day we sing, listen to story, decode a mystery word, count the calendar, find a missing letter, sing the sound song, learn something new, reinforce something old, create a craft, count to 20, write our name, play with a friend, choose a center, go outside (weather permitting), help clean up, eat, pray, laugh--and more!
9:30-9:50 Arrival/Free Play with Educational Toys
9:50-10:20 Circle Time – Calendar, Story, Letter of the Day
10:20-10:45 Craft/Small Group Lesson
11:45-11:55 Bible Story/Music
11:55-12:00 Pack Up/Dismissal
Areas of Emphasis
Reading: We have a strong pre-reading and reading program. Our emphasis is on letter and sound recognition. All year, we present short vowel, three and four letter words to encourage early reading and pre-reading confidence. We learn words in songs which encourages all students in their ability to read. Many of our students begin reading during the year, and others are excited about their ability to read soon.
Math: We teach counting from 1 to 20 and beyond. All year we explore and present beginning math concepts through role play activities and games.
Music: We sing every day - learning seasonal songs, Bible songs, classic children’s songs, and rhythmic exercise songs. The children learn to sing, follow a rhythm, and coordinate body movements.
Science: The students are exposed to many types of science with age-appropriate, hands-on experiments and activities. We learn about magnets, measuring, floatation, planting, growth, space, rockets, dinosaurs, color mixing, weather, seeds, germs, bats, whales, bugs, life-cycles, rainbows, birds, and much more.
Physical Exercise: Weekly and Faith Preschool Olympics (field day)
Art: We expose students to all types of art mediums, and include a unit on several famous artists where the students are given an opportunity to paint like the masters! Daily, we include an art center where materials and tools are available to create whatever they imagine.
Faith Base: We reinforce the biblical concepts: God loves us, we can learn about Him by learning about Jesus, we can be His helpers here on earth by loving each other, God is for us, and God is good.
Love Theme: Our main theme all year is love. The children learn to spell and read “love” early on through song, and we reinforce its concept all year by teaching children what it means to share, be kind, extend grace, and forgive. The children gain confidence in their reading abilities when they can read the word love wherever they see it.