Our Pre-Kindergarten classes prepare children socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically, and spiritually for the kindergarten classroom as well as home environments.
Socially, we hope to foster an environment where children learn how to play fair, how to address relational problems directly, how to respect themselves and others, and how to be part of a group.
Emotionally, our goals are a sense of self-respect, a recognition of respect for others, and consistent efforts made towards an awareness of one’s own feelings.
Cognitively, our program seeks to introduce numbers, letters, shapes, and a basic understanding of parts of our environment and our society. We practice writing skills such as name tracing and journaling. Our creative processes, such as building, dress-up, arts and crafts, and story-telling, also stimulate the brain and develop a capacity for imaginative thinking. Our intentionally creative spaces include an outdoor classroom, where children can let curiosity lead the way.
Physically, our wide range of activities such as garden play, crafts and art projects, toys, puzzles, climbing and sliding stimulate both large and small muscles, developing both large and small motor skills.
Spiritually, we work to lay a foundational understanding of God’s love as constant, God’s Word as true, and God’s house as safe and welcoming.
To prepare pre-k students to be ready for a kindergarten environment, we create a familiarity with a classroom environment and with numbers and letters. We work with your child to develop an ability for sustained attention, the capability to grasp and relate details in an anecdote, and an ability to listen to and follow directions.
We are a fully state-certified program with flexible and drop-in schedules available. See our Current Rates page.
805-965-4286 or 805-965-1338 x-221
Prekindergarten Daily Schedule
7:30-8:30 Children arrive. Table games, blocks, housekeeping.
8:30 Clean up toys. Transition to classrooms
8:30-9:30 Circle time: attendance, calendar and weather, development of cognitive skills, prayer, wash hands for snack.
9:30-10:30 Snack time, playground activities, tricycles, development of gross motor skills
10:15-10:45 Chapel on Wednesdays
10:30-11:45 Class time: Songs, art, stories, letters & numbers
11:45-12:15 Prayer, wash hands for snack, bathroom time, lunch time
12:15-12:30 Transition to nap: bathroom, wash hands, reading books
12:30-2:30 Naptime, stories read, soft music played.
1:30-2:30 Children who have outgrown nap get up for quiet play
2:30-3:00 Wake-up time, bathroom trips, snack
3:00-4:30 Outside play activities: tricycles, gross motor skills, sensory play, art projects, stories, “garden time”.
4:30-5:00 Clean up of toys and late afternoon circle time
5:00-5:30 Inside time, stories, music, quiet games
PICK-UP TIME FOR HALF DAY STUDENTS IS 12:30 PM
PICK-UP TIME FOR FULL DAY STUDENTS IS 5:30 PM
Children must be picked up by 5:30 PM or late fees of $5.00 for every 15 minutes or portions thereof, will be charged.