Why Choose Calvary’s Pre-K
Our Pre-K program is specifically designed to prepare children for success in Kindergarten. It is academically advanced and accelerated to ensure an easy transition into Kindergarten. Learning is fun and exciting at this age and the children are motivated through songs, challenges, and games. Curious minds are challenged by exploration into new ideas and concepts.
Phonics – As the year progresses, the children learn 44 basic sounds of the English language and apply their phonics skills to reading. Guided activities teach these young learners initial letter sounds and alphabet recognition. Phonemic awareness happens through practice, drill, and reinforcement. Children learn to read using a phonics based program.
Handwriting – These little ones will learn correct pencil holding position and paper placement. They will also learn to print upper case and lower case letters a-z and numerals 0-20. Activities teach many pre-writing skills, left to right, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and curved line tracking.
Mathematics – Through various activities these “little ones” learn numbers, shape recognition and pattern sequencing. Measurement vocabulary is used to teach calendars, clocks, and coins.
Bible – Four-year-olds discover how to think, grow, know, and live “God’s way.” Through Bible lessons, character stories, Bible verses, and memory work, the children learn Bible truths and how to apply those truths to their young lives.
Electives – Art, music, and library are offered on a weekly basis.
Extras – Traditional literature, realistic and fanciful prose, and poetry help develop good listening skills as well as vocabulary development and enrichment. Craft activities, songs, musical games, and stories are used to teach many of the heritage studies and science themes. Children learn concepts of God’s plan for the child and his family. Holidays, community helpers and patriotism are used to develop many exciting activities. Young learners study seasonal earth, plants, and animals. They enjoy activities which relate to seasons, family and the farm. Academic time is enriched through the use of interactive white boards.
Our teachers include a daily Bible lesson, including songs, Bible stories, and scripture verses. Teachers also use this time to present life application lessons that connect to children’s lives in a meaningful, age-appropriate way. In all of our curriculum, we pray that God will be perceived as our creator and in control of our lives and universe.