Curriculum

Preschool is such an exciting time for learning and growth.  During these important years a love of learning is developed.  Here at North Run Baptist Prekindergarten we know that preschoolers learn primarily through play.  Each step of the way, we focus on meeting individual needs and helping your child gain the confidence necessary for the next stage of learning. We provide many opportunities for free and teacher led exploration.  We use a multi-sensory approach to teach letter and number recognition in small and large group settings.  Our class sizes are small enough that your child will receive individual learning experiences throughout the day.  Our units of learning are taught through themes.  We incorporate Bible, language and literacy, math, science, social studies, music, free play indoors and outdoors, and creative arts into our daily routines.  Our goal is to help your child become a life-long learner.

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Creative Arts: opportunities to be creative, make decisions, follow directions, gain self-confidence

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Free Play Indoors: engage in conversation with peers, problem solve and decision making skills, conflict resolution, opportunity to pretend and take turns

 

Clean Up Time: responsibility, manners, cooperation, following rulesflag

Circle Time: singing, movement, educational games, stories, Bible lessons, sitting still,  taking turns, listening, responsibility through completion of classroom jobs

   music  Music Time: rhythm, instruments, listening, singing skills, lessons about God, gross motor skills

Snack Time: thanking God, manners, patience

Books and Puzzles: making choices, responsibility, cooperation, identifying text runs from left to right, letters and words carry messages, pictures give clues to the meaning of the text

Outside Free Play: large motor skills, making choices, positive peer interactions, observing nature and God’s world, climbing, running, swinging, riding bikes, sand play

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table time     Table Time Activtable time 2ities: fine motor skills, following directions, letters, shapes, numbers, colors

 

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Science Lessons: making predictions, observations, exploring, discovery, recording results, understanding God’s world

numbers     Math Lessons: number sense, measurement, spatial relationships, geometry, math language, sequencing, patterns

Language Arts Lessons: alphabet knowledge, stages of writing, visual discrimination, fine motor skills, vocabulary, rhyming words, comprehension

firefighter     Social Studies Lessons: exploring the community and its members, understanding their place in God’s world, field trips, visits from resource people

bible stories Bible Lessons: God made you and loves you, the life of Jesus Christ, verses, songs, miracles, Bible truths, memorization, application of Bible messages, honesty, thankfulness