Our Program

We are committed to providing a positive, Christ-centered environment…

 

in which children can learn, grow, and play.  Our caring and dedicated staff are committed to loving, guiding, and educating children. Calvary Chapel Preschool programs emphasize the development of the whole child. Our daily curriculum and activities are designed to help each child grow spiritually, socially , academically, and physically.

Young children learn best as active participants in a developmentally appropriate setting where they feel comfortable, challenged, and part of a group. We believe in starting academic and phonics-based A Beka curriculum as early as 2 years old, which ensures a  strong foundation in language skills. Further, we believe in the effectiveness of a wide range of strategies purposefully designed to encourage exploration, creativity, and conceptualization. It is our responsibility to help the child develop a knowledge of God and a love for Jesus Christ who is their friend and Savior.

Our Preschool program presents opportunities for students to:

  • Work and play individually or in small self-organized groups where the emphasis is on learning by doing problem solving and discovery.
  • Develop diverse thinking skills through the use of open-ended materials and many informal conversations among the children and adults.
  • Engage in experiences and activities of varying complexity as well as manipulation of concrete objects in natural play situations.
  • Daily instruction is designed to increase attention span, sharpen listening skills and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Develop mathematical understanding through the use of familiar manipulatives, such as sand, water, unit cubes, pattern blocks, counters, and other concrete materials.
  • Enhance their own natural curiosity about familiar elements, such as plants, animals, rocks, soil, and water to form a basis for the scientific method through observations, experimentation, and conclusions.
  • Develop an appreciation and enjoyment of the varied forms of music, art, dance, and dramatic play.
  • Build their physical well being through both structured and unstructured exercise of fine and gross motor muscles through indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Build strong language skills through exposure to a print-rich environment that emphasizes the functional values of reading, writing, listening and speaking, and introducing them to our acclaimed phonics-based A Beka curriculum.
  • Experience the Spanish language and the cultures and the celebrations of Spanish-speaking countries in a natural and spontaneous way in the classroom.
  • Participate in a community that fosters respect and responsibility.  Calendar events filled with educational enrichment.
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Develop healthy life skills
  • Participate in physical fitness
  • Become curious and enthusiastic about learning

 

Students will have a variety of opportunities to secure the social skills necessary to become active and responsible members of the community such as:

  • Respect for others
  • Understanding and appreciation of social and cultural differences
  • Concern and advocacy for the environment
  • Self-direction and initiative
  • Effective communication
  • Cooperative work skills
  • Independent work skills

 

Students will have, through a Christian-based education, a variety of opportunities to:

  • Develop an understanding of the Christian faith
  • Recognize and nurture their unique God-given gifts
  • Develop attitudes and values consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ which lead to desirable Christian behavior
  • Practice self-discipline and accept logical consequences for their behavior
  • Make moral and ethical decisions
  • Develop traits of honesty, integrity, and dependability in everyday life
  • Develop a love for Christian worship through a variety of praise songs
  • Participate in Bible stories, activities and memory verses
  • Weekly chapel – we desire that all children understand and recognize that Jesus Christ loves them and wants to be their Lord , Savior and friend.