Early Learning Department Programming

“Two-SchooL”

Ages: 2yrs old by 9/1

When: Tuesday -Thursday 8:00 am to 11:30 am

2’s Half-Day Program: Our two’s half day program helps build confidence by providing each child with developmental skills as well as an opportunity to cultivate a child’s social and emotional development.

Half-Day: 3-day Preschool

Ages: 3’s and early 4’s

When: Monday-Wednesday-Friday 8:00 am to 11:30 am

This program helps build confidence and provide each child with skills that prepare them for kindergarten. We provide a mixture of traditional and play-based approaches for each child.

Friday Friends

Ages: 3-5

When: Fridays 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

T.G.I.F. ! Many parents need a one-day-a-week preschool option because of busy schedules and tight budgets. In this traditional preschool class, children will have the opportunity to have fun while learning through play! Friday Friends will enjoy free-play time, calendar activities, storytelling and songs, snack time, art projects, and Bible-themed based activities. Children will play actively outside every day. 

Kindergarten Readiness

Ages: 4-5

When: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday with optional Friday or Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (basically 2 days/week; 3 days/week; or 5 days/week options)

Parents in our combined classroom will have a choice of enrolling their child in the Monday/Wednesday option, the Tuesday/Thursday class with an optional third day (Friday) or the Monday through Friday option. Kindergarten Readiness will be an excellent start to your child’s educational experience. Materials are placed within the classroom with specific academic goals in mind. At the center of every learning experience is our Bible lesson. This will be a structured classroom to develop good habits that promote learning and establish a strong foundation for the future. 

Traditional Preschool Programming

 

Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness Half-day programs

Ages: 3’s and 4’s

When: Monday through Friday 8:00-11:30 a.m.

In all our Early Learning Department programs, we incorporate developmentally appropriate curriculum for our students.  Our curriculum encourages the teachers to use a mixture of child-initiated and teacher-directed activities.  We combine strong Biblical integration to ensure consistency with North Christian School and to maintain our focus on Christ-centered learning.  Materials are placed within the classroom with specific academic goals in mind but, at the center of every learning experience, is our Bible lesson. Our teachers use the West Virginia Early Learning Standard Framework to create a classroom environment and activities which promote the development of the “whole child.”  We use developmental assessment tools to make certain that we are meeting the developmental needs of each child and progress is reported at the end of each semester. Children also receive instruction in physical education, technology/library, music, and Spanish.  Chapel services occur weekly so that the students may share their Bible lessons through songs and worship.

Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness Full-Day Programs

Ages: 3’s and 4’s

When: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

At North Christian School, our objective is to provide a wonderful atmosphere and program equal with the highest standards attainable which will allow each child to develop at his/her own pace. Children in our Early Learning Department programs enjoy daily activities which will promote learning in all areas of development. We incorporate developmentally appropriate curriculum for our students.  Our curriculum encourages the teachers to use a mixture of child initiated and teacher directed activities.  We combine strong Biblical integration to ensure consistency with North Christian School and to maintain our focus on Christ-centered learning. Our teachers use the West Virginia Early Learning Standard Framework to create a classroom environment and activities which promote the development of the “whole child.” We use developmental assessment tools to make certain that we are meeting the developmental needs of each child and progress will be reported at the end of each semester.  Children also receive instruction in physical education, technology/library, music, and Spanish.  Chapel services occur weekly so that the students may share their Bible lessons through songs and worship. Our children develop the skills necessary to succeed as they continue their educational pathway to kindergarten.

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