What Does My Child Learn in Preschool
Check out the sections below, this is just the tip of the iceberg! It never ceases to amaze us at the things these little sponges absorb. At the very least, it is our hope that your child know that he or she is loved by Jesus, cared for by his or her teachers, and loves to come to school! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to teach your child.  - Children of Faith Preschool

Spirtual

  • Jesus is their Friend. Jesus died for their sins and the sins of the whole world.
  • Jesus is in heaven taking care of them and preparing a home for them.
  • People down through the ages have put their faith and trust in the Savior and will live with God in heaven for eternity.
  • It is out of love for Jesus and those he puts in authority over them, that children are motivated to act in kind and loving ways.

Life Skills

  • Children are encouraged to take care of their own bodily needs: toileting, dressing, handwashing, tissue use, with support as needed.
  • Children are encouraged to help set the table and serve the snack they have brought to share with classmates.
  • Children practice their full names.
  • Children are responsible for working together to clean up the classroom and returning toys, books and supplies to their proper storage area.

Academic Skills

  • Children at our preschool have lots of practice with fine motor activities: scissors and snipping, gluing with bottles and sticks, painting with many different tools, not just brushes, play dough, squeeze bottles, keys, puzzles and many other manipulatives.
  • Children do many premath activities, such as: counting, calendar, one-to-one correspondence sorting, patterning, puzzles, etc.
  • Children enjoy many language development activities: poems, nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays and great children's literature.
  • Social studies and science topics are studied as extensions of themes stemming from books read in our classroom. We follow the cycle of the seasons so our learning can relate in some way to the children's lives and experience.
  • While letters of the alphabet are introduced, the activities are meant to appeal to all levels of development. When a child is ready for "letters" they will stick!
  • We make sure children know their shapes and colors, but in context of our classroom activities.
  • Children are shown the correct way to write their names using upper and lowercase letters at the prekindergarten level, and proper pencil grip is encouraged at all levels.
  • Movement is encouraged as much as space and safety allow such as to music, building with large materials, use of play vehicles, appropriate games and outdoor time when possible.

Social

  • Children learn how to take turns.
  • Children learn to wait patiently for their turn to speak, to use a toy, to wait for direction or to do an activity. They realize they can't always be first and may not get a turn every time.
  • Children learn to predictable continuity in their school day. They learn to anticipate what comes next. On the other hand, they also learn flexibility when routines change.
  • Children learn that there are rules of conduct. They learn to respect the authority of the teachers and others. They also learn consequences for unacceptable behavior, and empathy for others who may have been wronged. They learn to forgive and be forgiven.
  • Children learn that there are many trusted adults that can take care of them in their parents' absence. They realize that parents will return for them.
  • Children learn to try many new activities and stick with them for a period of time.
  • Children develop the ability to sit and attend to activities in a group setting, especially listening to stories.
     

Categories: Children of Faith Preschool

Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Romans 5:1