COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL
OUR PURPOSE AND CURRICULUM GUIDELINES
Young children learn through play experiences. Small groups, hands-on experiences and multi-sensory materials all help define the educational purpose of our classrooms at Community Christian Preschool. We use Creative Curriculum to guide or planning and teaching strategies. Our hope is for your child to have a joyful learning experience in our preschool and to be best prepared for lifelong learning. Please know that each class has a structured plan each and everyday to allow your child a variety of learning experiences. At times, their preschool bag may come home empty but know wholeheartedly that your child is learning something everyday.
Many times when parents observe or visit our classrooms, they think the children are “just playing.” However, the way children learn best is through play. As children go around and explore all of the different centers, they acquire many skills. With a focus on learning through play, our program provides a loving Christian environment that fosters learning readiness through hands-on experiences. We strive to build every child's self-confidence through developmentally appropriate teaching practices and strategies.
Christian Education: Through Bible stories, verses, songs and prayers, children will see themselves and others as children of God.
Language Arts (books and flannel boards): increases vocabulary growth, develops listening skills, develops reading readiness skills. develops oral language skills, encourages an interest in and respect for books, develops an appreciation of good literature, develops imagination, increases attention span.
Science: develops observation and discrimination skills, develops respect for the environment, encourages a child’s curiosity.
Blocks and building materials: provides practice with social skills, develops gross and fine motor skills, teaches mathematical concepts (shape, size, balance, counting), increases creativity and decision-making skills, develops visual discrimination skills , provides opportunity for role play, increases communication skills and oral vocabulary.
Housekeeping and dramatic play: provides an opportunity to role play home experiences, increases social development and communication skills, develops small and large muscle coordination, develops self awareness, develops visual discrimination skills.
Art: provides opportunities for creativity and imagination, develops small and large muscle skills, develops color concepts, provides a release of positive and negative feelings, develops reading readiness skills, develops pre-writing skills, encourages an appreciation for the arts.
Sand and water play: develops sense awareness, develops concepts involving space, measurement, volume, increases fine and gross motor skills, provides opportunities for problem solving and creative thinking, encourages children to think, reason, question, and experiment.
Manipulatives (puzzles and other fine motor toys): develops small motor muscle coordination, teaches mathematical concepts (shapes, sizes, and counting), provides opportunities for problem solving.
Large muscle and outdoor play: develops large muscle coordination, increases social development and communication skills, provides opportunities for role play, fosters safety awareness.