As with all of our academic programming, the Preschool program is designed to work in tandem with the naturally-occurring developmental milestones of its children, while at the same time recognizing the uniqueness of each child and striving to meet his or her individual needs. This first learning experience enables them to build upon their own sense of wonder and to develop a joy for learning.
Pre-Kindergarten at The Covenant School combines spiritual and academic goals for a foundation of learning success. Our experienced teachers use research-based curriculum and differentiated teaching methods to meet the individual needs of the child. Teachers provide students with a welcoming and nurturing environment that meets the sensory needs of young children. Students are guided through Biblical scriptures and stories where they learn more about God’s love and their place in His Kingdom. The Pre-Kindergarten students are an important part of The Covenant School student body! Pre-Kindergarten is wholly integrated within the school environment through participation in all the enrichment courses. Each Pre-Kindergartener has an upper-school buddy for Thursday chapel, reading time, and other special activities. The Pre-Kindergarten students develop excitement and curiosity about learning, and they build their skills through literacy, movement, exploration, play, and music.
The Preschool program will run from 8am to 2:45pm. Parents are encouraged to drop their children off as early as 7:45 to prepare for their day. Preschool 3s will not be eligible for Before Care but will be eligible for After Care.
The School will hire teachers with early education degrees or with comparable degrees and experience in teaching early education. Teachers will continue their education of up-to-date teaching practices in early education by fulfilling the school’s requirement of 12 hours of professional development per school year in areas germane to their teaching.
Preschoolers will receive enrichment in the classroom in the areas of music, art, and Bible. Their entire curriculum will be activity and play-based and will incorporate lots of music and creativity every day as well.
Children would join chapel for the singing/worship and then leave before the message.
Children would not wear uniforms, as their play and activity would best be done in play clothes.
The program is designed for children whose birthdays span roughly 8-16-2014 to 8-15-2015. Children will go from this class to a PreK class the next school year. Students enrolled in our Preschool program are required to be potty trained by the time of enrollment.
Our daughter comes home singing songs, singing the months and days of the week, and telling us all about her friends. She sings at the grocery store, in the car, home, everywhere! The words “I don’t want to go to school today” have not come from her mouth since starting Covenant. She walks into school with confidence every day. It is such a blessing to know she is thriving and that we made the right decision as parents.