Classes and Curriculum

Half-day kindergarten Class (5 and 6 year olds)

Monday-Friday from 9:15am-11:45am
Be five years old by August 31st. (4 year olds with Sept/Oct birthdays, who have been enrolled previously in a preschool program, please inquire with the director about Kindergarten registration.)

Curriculum

Our half day kindergarten program uses Abeka curriculum and begins with a traditional philosophy of education. The framework empowers teachers to focus students’ attention on the material they need to learn, in a context and sequence that will help them learn it best. Teaching from a practical, traditional approach will develop your students intellectually. They’ll be able to demonstrate appropriate grade level knowledge aligned with scope and sequence, achieve or exceed grade level expectations.

Letters and Sounds curriculum uses age appropriate phonics exercises to help your child associate pictures and words, enhance their vocabulary, develop reasoning and listening skills, and follow directions. Your child will apply his/her understanding of one and two vowel words, special phonics sounds, and blends to create words, finish sentences, solve puzzles, and color pictures. In the numbers and math curriculum your child will build a strong arithmetic foundation at this early age. Your child will learn numbers concepts from 1-100 and practical skills including telling time, bill and coins value, using the calendar, and much more. In social studies, your student will get introduced to simple geography concepts and the beginnings of American history.  Your child will enjoy learning interesting facts from different countries, meeting children around the world, and understanding the roles of different community helpers.




PRESCHOOL CLASS (3 and 4 year olds)

Tuesday and Thursday from 9:15am-11:45am
Must be three years old and potty trained by August 31st

Curriculum
Pathways for Preschool encourages three and four year old students to love learning. Our curriculum uses a center-based, hands-on approach to learning in order to allow each child to learn at their own developmental level and ability. Each lesson incorporates age-appropriate lessons in language arts,
pre-reading skills, phonics, math, handwriting, social studies, and science.

Sample Daily Schedule for PreSchool classes

9:15 Warm Up - Name identification and worksheet

9:25 Circle Time - Calendar and daily lesson

9:45 Enrichment - Worksheet pertaining to our daily lesson

10:00 Centers - Fine motor skills, free choice time and practicing sharing

10:25 Restroom - Practice walking in line and patience

10:40 Snack - Practice independent responsibilities while enjoying snack together

10:55 Writing - Working on correct pencil grip, letter and number formations

11:05 Bible - Bible songs, stories and a memory verse for each unit

11:15 Story Time - Listening comprehension and self control

11:30 Phonics - Letter of the day and craft, shape and number practice

11:45  Dismissal




FULL for the 2019-20 school year

 Pre-K Class (4 and 5 Year Olds)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15am-11:45am
Must be four years old by August 31st

Curriculum
Footsteps for Fours prepares your preschool child for a lifetime of learning! Our curriculum helps prepare children for kindergarten by reinforcing their pre-reading, phonics, and letter recognition skills, and introducing them to math, social studies, and science through age-appropriate songs, rhymes, games, crafts, circle time for groups, and centers for each child. The curriculum also includes optional lessons for advanced children who are ready to read.

Sample Daily Schedule for Pre-K classes

9:15 Circle Time - Calendar, seasons, weather, months, and days of the week. We sing songs, practice counting, and jump into our daily lesson.

9:45 Enrichment - We put our learning into action while completing work pertaining to that day’s lesson. We may create an art project, practice hand writing, or complete a worksheet.

10:15 Centers/Outside Play - Theme and academic based centers designed to develop fine motor skills, creativity, and learning. Free choice time. Share, play interactively, compromise, and grow socially. As weather and time permits, our class will enjoy outside play to explore and further develop gross motor skills.

10:35 Snack - Our class will practice manners and serving others while we enjoy snack together.

10:55 Hand Writing - Pencil holding. Practice name, number and letter writing.

11:05 Story Time - We practice listening comprehension as well as settling our bodies after play. We also have a group learning game, writing practice with writing slates and working on patterning.

11:15 Journal Time - Early literacy. We will develop and build on the skill sets needed to be able to illustrate and orally tell a story.

11:25 Bible - Our class takes part in music by signing songs and learning new motions. We listen to and learn bible stories and also learn a new memory verse each unit.

11:45  Dismissal