WHAT TO EXPECT
Our preschool offers a faith-based program that covers everything from the alphabet, math, fine and gross motor development, Spanish, computer, art, music, and social skills all with a foundation on biblical truth.
- We teach to the whole child: spiritual, social, physical, emotional, and cognitive.
- Activities include teacher-guided instruction and exploration.
- Appropriate lessons are provided for the students unique learning styles.
- We model Christian values in love to each child.
Lessons are taught from stories throughout the Bible. Some of the stories taught will also include lessons on topics such as: kindness, obedience, thankfulness, courage, and responsibility. The students also attend chapel every week where they hear a lesson and worship in song.
Covering phonics, reading and printing, the students will be taught to recognize and sound out the letters of the alphabet. Stories, crafts, games and songs help them identify each letter. They will then work on blends and the formation of short vowel words. Many stories are read to the students to help them learn that it is enjoyable. The students will also practice forming numbers and letters and printing their name. They will also work on coloring between the lines.
The students will work on recognition and formation of numbers 1 - 20. They will recognize shapes and work on patterning skills using manipulatives. They practice sorting, counting out objects, graphing, measuring, comparing sets, problem solving and simple addition.
Students will work on fine motor skills such as correctly holding writing instruments and scissors. Activities include, but will not be limited to tracing, cutting, gluing, coloring and listening skills. They will learn how to sequence pictures, rhyme, and recognize similarities in objects and pictures. Music, poetry, and movement are incorporated into all classroom learning.
Concepts will be taught through exploration, experiments and art activities. A few of the units taught include fall/trees; weather; farm animals; and dental health.
Families, friendship, self-regulation, emotions, relating to peers and working together in a group are all part of the social studies curriculum. A few of the themes covered include fire prevention; all about me; our world/state expo & children of the world; and black history month. Field trips will also be provided for exploration and hands-on activities. Parents are required to attend these field trips.
Students are introduced to several vocabulary words such as numbers through 10, colors and greetings. Lessons are taught through songs and puppetry.
An introduction to the parts of a computer and the use of a mouse are just the beginning for young learners. It introduces educational skills, teaches spatial and logical skills, and boosts problem-solving skills.
Students use their imagination using a variety of materials such as crayons, colored pencils, and paints. Many different forms of media are explored.
Singing, listening, instrument playing and creative movement are used to teach students about different styles of music. They are also introduced to tempo and beat during interactive activities.
Students exercise by walking, running, hopping, tiptoeing, dancing and jumping. The incorporate this during individual and group activities. The large motor skills are strengthened doing activities with parachutes, jump ropes, balls, hula hoops, mats and scooters.
The students are taught to appreciate literature by listening and observing as books are read to them. They are taught how to take care of books and introduced to authors and illustrators.
Thinking skills are developed using hands-on materials, games, and group activities. They learn to reason, problem solve and express thoughts verbally. All possibilities are considered when planning, classifying and playing games.
Christian Hills Preschool offers a variety of options to meet the needs of the parents that are interested in enrolling their children in our program. We offer half and full day options for both 3 and 4 year olds. Half day schedule is from 8:25 - 11:30 a.m. Full day schedule is from 8:25 - 3:22 p.m.
We also have 3 day or 5 day options for our 3 year old program. The 3 day program is held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Students arrive at 8:25 a.m. and start with welcome and pledges. They go over the calendar, phonics, reading readiness, Bible, singing, healthy snack, math, printing, lunch and recess. Rest time, enhancement classes, science and social studies projects, dramatic play, manipulatives and story time complete the day. Students dismiss at 3:22 p.m.
Students are asked to bring a healthy snack for the classroom. Snacks can include, but are not limited to, fruit, vegetables, cheese and crackers, etc. No sugar snacks please.
Parents have the option of bringing lunch items from home or choosing hot lunch items from school.
The students are invited to rest approximately one hour a day on cots provided by the school. They are encouraged to bring a blanket or stuffed animal from home.
Parents help with preschool parties and special events throughout the year.
Parent Teacher Conference
Conferences are held one on one with the teacher at the end of the first quarter. Teachers will also meet with parents throughout the year as needed.
This is an app to communicate updates and pictures directly to parent phones from the teacher.
All preschool students must be at least age 3 to enter our program. They must also be independently "potty" trained.