Early Education Program

Early childhood is a crucial stage of life in terms of a child's physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development. It is a time when children particularly need high quality personal care and learning experiences. We are dedicated to providing each child with early learning experiences to help them grow and lay the foundation for future school success by nurturing them and helping them love school. 

The students in our early education program learn and grow through a biblically integrated, Christ-centered curriculum and nurturing environment. Smaller class sizes allow for individual attention to each student.  

Overview

Toddler Class (Age 2) 
Children who will be attending our Toddler Class need to be two years old. Rest assured, your child is not required to be non-diapered for this class. We offer full-day care, with a structured morning class Monday through Friday. The children in the toddler program enjoy circle time, art integration, imaginary play, music, story time, play dough blocks, manipulatives through puzzles and construction toys, Bible Stories, outdoor time, and much more.

Preschool (Ages 3-4) 
Our Preschool classes are held from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in two formats:

  • 2-day Class - Tuesday and Thursday
  • 5-day Class - Monday through Friday

An afternoon class may be offered from 12:15 p.m. to 3:00  p.m. once the morning classes are filled. Parents needing variations to these schedules may contact the Early Learning Director. The emphasis of our 3-year-old class is socialization: learning to share, getting along with friends in school, and taking turns. Our curriculum includes daily activity, introduction to the alphabet, geometric shapes, community helpers, science (including many fun hands-on experiments), farm animals, seasons, holidays, Bible class and verse memorization, music program, and cooking classes. Children in this class need to be three years old by August 31 and should be non-diapered before school begins.

Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 4-5) 
Our Pre-Kindergarten classes are held from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. in two formats:

  • 3-day Class - Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 5-day Class - Monday through Friday

An afternoon class may be offered from 12:15 p.m. to 3:00  p.m. once the morning classes are filled.  Our curriculum includes alphabet and number recognition, phonics, penmanship, social studies (community helpers, holidays), hands-on science, arts and crafts, Bible lessons, weekly chapel, painting, music, cooking classes, and outdoor play and development.  Our Pre-K classes are designed to prepare our 4 and 5-year-old students to successfully read in Kindergarten. This is the time when we want to capture their enthusiasm for learning and help them grow in their love of learning.

Extended Learning  (Childcare)
Families that enroll their child in Preschool or Pre-Kindergarten may also benefit from extended hours beyond the class times.  Our Early Learning Center is a licensed childcare, accredited by Washington Early Achievers, and voted best of Auburn for 2017.   We use a curriculum that does not duplicate what they are learning in their classrooms, but rather provides an extension to learning in a nurturing and structured environment.

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