The Christian message of God’s grace, love, and forgiveness is the foundation of all learning. The Jr-Kindergarten program at Faith Preschool Academy encourages children to grow in all developmental areas while experiencing God’s love. On a daily basis there is a Bible lesson, carried out through music & movement, language development, motor skills activities, creative arts, social/emotional development, sensory exploration, and outdoor play. Most importantly, the teachers at Faith Preschool Academy incorporate Christ’s love into their lesson plans and demonstrate His love throughout each and every day.
Safe, Secure, & Nurturing Environment
Our safe and enriching program focuses on all aspects of creative learning. Hands on activities encompass exciting monthly themes which include nutrition, cooking, holidays, dinosaurs and safety, to name just a few.
The Jr-Kindergarten class rotates to a variety of learning centers which offer items to help stimulate young imaginative minds. Abeka Phonics is introduced with blending letters to assure pre-reading skills, creative writing and circle -time readings.
Calendar- time introduces them to the days of the week and the months of the year. Patterns, graphing, simple math and science activities are included in the weekly program. Music, movement, and playground times are a favorite part of each day. Children’s art is proudly displayed around the room as a reinforcement of their fine motor development. Fine motor skills are used daily as they participate in themed take home projects. Their individuality is appreciated and their achievements are applauded.
Positive discipline methods are used so the children do not feel singled out or embarrassed. Preparing these young minds for kindergarten is a primary goal of the teachers as they encourage verbal skills, teach self-help skills and promote self-assurance.
Quality child care begins with quality programming
Pinnacle Early Childhood Curriculum™ is designed to engage children in developmentally appropriate activities that move them toward their potential. Pinnacle Curriculum for three-, and four-year-olds, follows a daily activity format that matches the ever-changing needs of each rapidly developing child! Each age group has a separate curriculum that is specific to their educational and emotional needs, interests, and activity level. Pinnacle Curriculum provides for these age groups small and large group time activities, along with center-based activities for as many centers as a classroom can hold. The activities in Pinnacle Curriculum meet learning objectives that will help each child move towards their potential as they explore and experiment with materials and activities in the classroom.
Units of Learning in Jr. Kindergarten
- Music & Movement
- Bible Focus
- Language & Cognitive Development
- Fine & Gross Motor Skills
- Social & Emotional Development
- Creative Arts & Expression
- Sensory Exploration
- Outdoor Learning
In the Jr-K program each child’s developmental growth and development are assessed on an ongoing basis. Each child has an Individual Child Profile which consists of anecdotal notes, observations, and work samplings. Parent-Teacher Conferences are held for each child twice yearly. The teachers use the information collected in the Child Profile to individualize instruction so that the growth of each child is maximized. The preschool curriculum is one that teachers love. Quality childcare begins with quality programming. Pinnacle Early Childhood Curriculum and Abeka letters & sounds is designed to engage children in developmentally appropriate activities that move them toward their potential as they explore and experiment with materials and activities in the classroom. Field trips and other special experiences extend the children’s knowledge of the world around them.