Patriot Preschool

Mrs. Richmond, K3

Mrs. Richmond is in her 21st year of serving and teaching at Calvary Christian School. She earned Teacher of the Year honors in 2019-2020, and absolutely loves working with the three-year-olds. One of the highlights of her time at CCS was watching recent seniors graduate from Calvary who she had taught in her K3 class.

Mrs. Baker, K4

Mrs. Baker, the preschool supervisor, has had all three of her children graduate from Calvary and loves getting the 4-year-olds ready for K5.

"To come to work every day and spend time with all of my littles, I think I am teaching them, but really it's quite the opposite!" she says. "I learn so much from them each and every day."

Ms. Todd, K3

Ms. Lauren Todd joined the CCS kindergarten department for the 2022-2023 school year. She has a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Charleston Southern University.

Mrs. Coreano, K4

Mrs. Cinthia Coreano joined Calvary's kindergarten department full-time in 2022 after being a volunteer, an aide, and working with the littles for Summer Day Camp. She has two children who attend Calvary.

The Preschool Curriculum

Our Patriot Preschool 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.


The Preschool Discipline Policy

Each preschool child is expected to follow the directions and instructions of his teacher. To encourage proper behavior, teachers employ a variety of positive rewards (verbal praise, notes and phone calls home for good behavior, and class rewards).

Likewise, teachers may also use a variety of methods to deter students from improper behavior. These methods will vary depending on the classroom, but their ultimate goal is to encourage students toward right and proper Christian behavior.

These disciplinary actions may include, but are not limited to, loss of recess, loss of rewards, verbal rebuke, notes or phone calls to the parents, or discussion with the principal.

Classroom Teacher

Students are guided by their teacher’s classroom management to promote appropriate behavior for the activity and for the learning environment. Inappropriate behavior is remediated through disciplinary actions in the classroom and parents are notified.

Elementary Supervisor

Students are referred to the elementary supervisor when their behavior in the classroom is consistently inappropriate and classroom remediation is not effective.  Additional remediation and disciplinary action takes place and parents are notified.

School Administrator

The school administrator oversees all disciplinary actions made by the teacher and elementary supervisor. If the student continues to reject the guidance and corrective action given, the School Administrator takes further disciplinary action regarding suspension and dismissal.