Classes and Curriculum

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
Offered at both the Maltby and Monroe Campus

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

Pre-K Class (4 and 5 Year Olds)

3 Day Class: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15am-11:45am
Must be four years old by August 31st
Offered at both the Maltby and Monroe Campus

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

Kindergarten Class (5 and 6 Year Olds)

5 Day Class: Monday - Friday from 9:00am-12:15pm
Must be five years old by August 31st
Offered at the Maltby Campus

Curriculum: Our kindergarten curriculum gives students a solid foundation of basic skills through a balanced academic program that takes every facet of development into account and covers the basic subjects. Students will be exposed to language arts (phonics, reading and writing), Numbers, Science & Health, Social Studies, Fine Arts, and Bible.

Sample Daily Schedule for Kindergarten

9:00 Morning Work | Bible

9:30 Reading

10:30 Recess | Snack

11:00 Math

11:30 Social Studies | Science | Journal

12:00 Clean and Pack-Up

12:15 Dismissal