Pre-K Class

GRACE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL
FOCUS OF A 5-YEAR-OLD PROGRAM
 
Class Times:
M-Th – AM – 9:00 – 11:45AM
M-Th – PM – 12:30 – 3:15PM
The main focus of the 5-year-old program is to strengthen already developing readiness skills. Much time is spent in helping each individual child to develop self-confidence, independence, pre-reading, and pre-math skills. It is a program that extends beyond our 4-year-old program in that it encourages children to increase their attention span, complete a project from start to finish, and encourages growth in a child’s ability to articulate thoughts and ideas to others. Because children complete the majority of projects on their own, their fine motor skills and listening skills are sharpened as they follow directions, and do their own tracing, cutting, and pasting. This program helps to prepare and nurture children who could benefit from an extra year to grow and gain confidence before kindergarten.

ACTIVITIES THAT REINFORCE

 
1. Social Development:
*Play activities, role playing, modeling by teachers and peers, group times, snack times, planned station activities, story times, book-sharing opportunities, art activities, music and movement activities, and indoor and outdoor large motor play

 

2. Motor Development (fine and gross):
*Running, jumping, climbing, throwing balls, catching balls, balancing, hopping, parachute play, cutting with scissors on curved and straight lines, tearing paper, playing with Play-Doh, building with blocks, holding a crayon/pencil, coloring with crayons, tracing lines, stringing beads, clapping, galloping, marching, rhythm activities, balance activities, puzzles, painting, and finger painting
 
 
3. Cognitive Development:
*Gaining sense of self, working on senses, memory games and activities, logical thinking skills, art stations and creative play, language development, math and counting games, classifying, patterning, rhyming, sorting, science experiments, alphabet recognition, and name recognition

 

4. Spiritual Development
*Bible stories, Bible verse memorization, praying before snack, praying for a sick friend and loved ones, integrating Biblical truths into everyday activities, classroom service projects, felt stories, music, songs and finger plays, and dramatic play
Focus of the 
Pre-K Program
Preschool
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