Pre K Program PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

According to research, at the age of four children have about a fifteen minute attention span. We also know that the area of the brain that deals with movement is next to the area that helps us learn and memorize. This information helps us in developing a successful learning experience for your child.

A Typical Day:

7:00 - Free Play/Books   12:00 - Lunch/Quiet Time
7:45 - Breakfast   12:30 - Bible
8:15 - Table and Fine Motor Activities   1:00 - Small Groups
9:00 - Circle Time   2:00 - Center Time
9:30 - Snack   3:00 - Snack/Books
9:45 - Center Time   3:30 - Read Aloud/Literature
10:45 - Outside Play   4:00 - Outside Play
11:15 - Small Groups   4:30 - Free Play
11:50 - Clean Up   5:15 - Table and Rug Activities

 

FIRST DAY CHECKLIST
  • An extra change of clothes in a plastic bag with your child’s name on it.
  • Weather appropriate clothing. We try to go outside everyday, weather permitting.
  • Sunscreen for summer months.(Signed medical form needed.)
  • Tylenol to have on hand for fever or mild discomforts. (Signed medical form needed.)

Each child is assigned a coat hook and “cubbie” for placing personal items such as hats, gloves, etc.

Please label everything you send to the center.

PRE-K ONLY PROGRAM

For those who are interested in the FELC Pre-K only program, we offer this program from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can choose two to three non-consecutive days per week and attend those same days each week.

The childcare children are automatically a part of this program.

HIGH SCOPE CURRICULUM

FELC uses High Scope Curriculum in each of our classrooms. In the PreK Room our weekly lesson plans are created to emphasize every area of development and to help your child learn through play as well as through structured group activities. We follow a daily schedule which includes large group time, small groups, outdoor play and center/free choice play. The emphasis in PreK is to help your child prepare for Kindergarten. Teachers get to know your child and help him/her develop in all skill areas during this important year.

  PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Circle Time
This is the time the children gather together for group teaching. This fosters a sense of community in the class. We discuss the weekly topic, sing songs, and share Bible stories. During calendar time we focus on the months, days and seasons. Being a contributing member of the group provides each child with a sense of security and gives him or her the opportunity for social interaction.

Zoo Phonics
This program uses animals to teach the shapes and sounds of letters. The letter sounds are taught before letter names and lowercase letters are taught before uppercase letters. This program uses music, movement and special signals to help the children learn.

Math
We learn about numbers, money, time, addition and subtraction, sequencing, and spatial concepts using lots of hands-on activities.

Science
Studies include flowers, insects, oceans, hibernation, nocturnal animals and “all about me”.

Bible
God’s Word is taught through Bible stories, songs and verse memorization. Our class studies basic heroes of the faith including David, Daniel, Esther, and Moses.

Spanish
Please read our brochure regarding our “Spanish Program”.

 

 

Reading
A child’s interest in print leads to an increased interest in writing and reading. Signs, charts and graphs are used throughout the room to capture the interest of the child. A child’s ability to read is the cornerstone for all subjects. A special reading area is provided for the children to explore reading on their own.

Dramatic Play
It is scientifically proven that the more imaginative a child is, the better their problem solving skills will be. The dramatic play area allows the children to play dress up and create their own fantasies.

Arts & Crafts
A true art experience is a child’s own masterpiece when he or she is allowed to be creative. Crafts are great for teaching children how to listen and follow directions to obtain a certain result. We use a wide variety of materials for arts and crafts.

Outside Play
Outside play and fresh air are important for each child’s growth and development. We go outside every day, weather permitting.The PreK children go outside when the real feel and temperature are above 20 degrees and below 90 degrees.

Food
We serve breakfast, a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack. We send menus home one week in advance so you know what is being served each day. We are a peanut and tree nut free zone.

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