Preschool

Our Classrooms:

 

Oaks

2 years, 9 months through age 3 years (potty trained)


The Oak's Class is ideal for children who are brand new to preschool or who are just mastering toilet training. Those who are "old" twos in September are well served in the Oaks Class. Others who will be three years old in the fall, or turning four in late spring, are also good candidates. Some children will have their fourth birthday in the winter/spring in Oaks, with a move to a pre-Kindergarten class in the summer.


  • Daily whole group instruction promotes social skill development
  • Balance of nurturing, playtime and learning throughout the day
  • Monthly thematic units that provide a variety of daily activities and experiences
  • Development of confidence, self-esteem and a love of learning
  • Learning areas focused on dramatic play, creative arts, language and sensory exploration
  • Regular communication between teachers and parents to keep you informed about your child's day
  • An awareness that God loves me No Matter What



Redwoods and Sycamores
Pre-Kindergarten 4-5 Year Olds

Sycamores and Redwoods provide social, emotional, and academic enrichment, which prepares a child for the rigors of Kindergarten. A sturdy foundation of social and emotional competence enables a child to advocate for himself, take responsibility for his own behavior, and experience and express empathy. These skills are essential building blocks for the academic standards and expectations of Kindergarten.

When a child exhibits "young behavior," when she is unable to engage in circle time, when she is easily distracted and shies away from fine motor tasks, it may indicate that she is not ready for Kindergarten. Parents sometimes believe an additional year of preschool will give their child an opportunity to mature and polish their readiness skills. In that case, the Sycamore student would simply transfer to Redwoods, and vice versa, for the following year.

Both the Redwoods and Sycamores classes prepare children for Kindergarten; they both

  • emphasize social skills
  • early reading preparedness
  • fine motor skill development and practice
  • gross motor activities
  • an awareness that God loves me No Matter What



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