Pre-school is a wonderful time of exploration, discovery, creativity, and development. Physical growth, academic prowess, social bonds, and faith take root in these glorious early years of learning. Covenant Christian School’s pre-school program uses age-appropriate activities and materials to help children grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually according to each child’s developmental stage.
The pre-school years are the years when language matures, independence grows, and first friendships are made. Our safe and loving environment provides children with the support needed to help them learn through discovery and play as they develop. It is a goal of Covenant Christian School to maintain an atmosphere that affirms each child’s worth by honoring the reality that each child is created in the image of God. The children will be taught that our God is indeed their God – the God of the Bible who is all-knowing and loving.
Old and New Testament Bible Stories
Weekly scripture memory
Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
Literacy Development: Phonemic awareness, introduction of letters A to Z, introduction of phonetic sounds, color recognition, print matching, and rhyming words, sight words introduced in K-4
Foundations and Frameworks reading program is begun in K-5 and continues through fifth grade.
Comprehension: Story sequencing, making predictions, retelling, character, drawing conclusions, comparison and contrast
Listening and speaking: Follow directions, share experiences, express needs
Writing: Upper and lower case letters, numbers, first and last name
Economics: Community workers
Geography: Maps and globes
History: American holidays
Numbers and operations: One to one correspondence, recognition of numbers 1 – 20, comparing sets, equality, concept of addition
Geometry: Plane figures
Algebraic reasoning: Patterns
Life Science: The body, five senses, plants, animals
Earth Science: Weather and seasons
One class per week (K-4 and K-5)
Literature appreciation and story elements
One class per week for K-5
Exposure to Spanish vocabulary and culture
5 classes per week (K-4 and K-5)
Movement, fitness, group games
Daily outdoor play (weather permitting)
One class per week
Vocal music, listening, rhythm and movement
Media and Technology
Pre-school teachers utilize technology in the classroom to enhance the curriculum. There are computers in the classrooms. In addition, teachers have access to a fully equipped computer lab. Pre-school students (K-4 and K-5) visit the library once a week for media exposure and storytime.
Fine Arts Opportunities
Pre-School students have annual Fine Arts events. Among these are the annual Christmas Program presented to other area kindergartens and Grandparent’s Day programs.
Daily Schedule includes:
Table work: phonics, handwriting, and math
Weekly Schedule includes:
100th Day of School
K-4 Mothers’ Day Tea
Community Helpers (police, firefighters, ambulance, and medivac helicopter visit the school)
After School Care (Extended Care)
Covenant Christian School offers after-school care until 5:30 pm each school day. It begins at 2:30 pm for students in K-3 and K-4. Extended Care begins at 3 pm for K-5 students. The program is directed by a loving staff who oversee snack and play activities. Extended Care is provided free of charge for K-3 and K-4 students.