We utilize the ABEKA curriculum in our K-3, K-4, Kindergarten and first grade programs. The ABEKA curriculum can be researched online at www.ABEKA.com. ABEKA is a Christian based curriculum founded over 30 years ago to provide Christian schools witha Christian tool of training children in Bible, Christian character, language, and traditional subject matter.
Our students have the following subjects; math, language, reading, science, social studies, bible, music, and outside activities.
In utilizing the ABEKA curriculum and small calss ratio's, we are able to offer a quality education that keeps our students on average 1 or/ 2 years ahead of the neighboring programs. Students receive progress and report cards four times during the course of the year. Parent/Teacher confrences are scheduled twice a year, however parents may request to meet with a teacher anytime during the school year. Our Kindergarten students enjoy a formal cap and gown graduation in the spring.
Nursery Program (Age 6weeks -12months)
The beginning of wonderful pre-school memories starts in our infant room.At a low student to teacher ration our babies are cared for by friendly, enthusiastic, and responsive caregivers in a calm, soothing, happy, and intimate environment. Our caregivers respond by interacting with all babies during diaper changes, feedings, rest time, and playtime.Babies are assessed on a quarterly schedule, assessments are based on all domains of learning; Cognitive, physical, language, and social and emotional. There is plenty of cuddle time and babies are given plenty of individualized attention.There are two forms of communication, using Teacher-to-Parent Verbal Session and a Daily sheet that reports feeding times/amounts, diaper changes, nap times, and activities that occurred. The staff is responsive to each parent’s concerns and suggestions and baby’s achievements are joyfully shared. Your child’s happiness and comfort is our first priority as we provide you with a safe and secure program.
Toddler One Program (Age 12 - 24 months)
Our Toddler One Program is full of fun times and learning. Here children are introduce to a class schedule, curriculum, and hands on learning. The routine is flexible and is adjusted to meet the needs of the toddlers. In this program our toddler will learn a daily routine. Bible is conducted on a daily basis beginning at 9am, followed by circle time which is full of colors, numbers, shapes, and letters. This program incorporates GELDS learning approach with the weekly lessons.In our Toddler One Program children are assessed at the beginning of care and 6-8 months after the first day of care; this process is used to track a child’s development.
Preschool Two Program (Age 24 - 36 months)
Our Preschool Two Program uses ABEKA and GELDS; both are a creative approach to learning. centered on our curriculum ABEKA. There are weekly Bible verses, topics, and themes. In this program children will learn independence through child centered and teacher directed activities throughout the day. Self-help skills such as eating skills, potty training, hand washing, and independently cleaning up are among the skills taught in this room. Each child has a daily sheet that explains toileting, eating, and rest time.The Preschool Two Program begins each day with pledges, prayers, and Bible. During circle time students engage in activities including calendar, weather, counting, story time, and songs. The age appropriate activities in this classroom promote taking turns, cooperating, sharing, and expressing feelings in appropriate manner.In our Preschool Two Program children are assessed at the beginning of care and 6-8 months after the first day of care; this process is used to track a child’s development.
Preschool Three Program (Age 3yrs)
A child’s feeling of independence and social interaction with others is what our preschool 3 program is all about. In addition to learning self-habits, all children are encouraged to learn through exploration. This program uses ABEKA and GELDS; both are a creative approach to learning. This program starts each with pledges, prayers, and Bible.During the course of the day, children are encouraged to make choices for themselves, cooperate with others as well as listen and follow directions. During the course of the program the classroom teachers lead the children in small and large group activities, such as movement, read-a-loud stories, circle time and art activities. The children are encouraged to make friends, share and communicate with their classmates. The children are also prompted to use the bathroom on their own, although assistance is given if necessary.In preparation for the Pre-K4 Program, the Preschool 3 Program work on their hand writing skills, colors, shapes and numbers in their notebook. This also gives each teacher the opportunity to work one-on-one with each student.
Prek-4 & Kindergarten 5 Program (Age 4 - 6 yrs)
What makes a child want to learn? It’s Our Pre-K4 and K-5 Program. Our safe and enriching program focuses on all aspects of learning. This program uses ABEKA and GELDS; both are a creative approach to learning. This program starts each with pledges, prayers, and Bible. Academic learning is very important in this program; children will be introduced to cursive writing, arithmetic, social studies, and science. Positive discipline methods are used so the children do not feel singled out or embarrassed. Preparing these young minds for their future academic career is a primary goal of the teachers as they encourage verbal skills, teach self-help skills and promote self-assurance.