Two Year Olds
The Two Year Old Program encourages good character habits such as polite manners and following directions, focusing on potty training and developing independence. During circle time we work to reinforce expressions of feelings and needs, positive self-image, and accepting differences. The concepts of sharing and belonging in a group, helping others, taking turns, developing visual memory, and expansion of attention span are also reinforced. The children enjoy exploring fantasy and reality through our dramatic play centers.
Students are introduced to letters, sounds, and numbers using the Abeka curriculum. Frog Street curriculum is also used to encourage language development.
Two's preschool classes meet either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 8:00-11:30. Students must be 2 by September 1. Extended care is available.
Three Year Olds
The Three Year Old Program encourages good character habits such as polite manners and following directions, and developing independence. The Abeka curriculum is used for phonics and math skills. During circle time we work to reinforce expressions of feelings and needs, positive self-image, and accepting differences. The concepts of sharing and belonging in a group, helping others, taking turns, developing visual memory, and expansion of attention span are also reinforced. The children enjoy exploring fantasy and reality through our dramatic play centers.
Creativity is encouraged through art work with finger-painting, sponge painting, coloring, and free art time with supervision. They learn the primary and secondary colors. The motor skill of cutting with scissors is introduced early in the year by learning to cut large objects with the teacher’s help and later cutting independently. Music is also incorporated into our curriculum.
Three year old classes meet Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Monday-Friday from 8:00-11:30. Students must be 3 and potty trained by September 1. Extended care is available.
We provide a safe, nurturing environment for your child. Our PreK program develops the whole child beginning with encouraging good character habits such as using polite manners and following directions. Children are encouraged to express feelings and learn about the concepts of sharing and belonging.
The Abeka curriculum is used for language arts, math, and Bible. During math, the children will learn to rote count to 100 on the numbers chart. Number concepts 1 through 20 will be learned. Simple number facts such as 1+1, 2+1, 3+1…through 9+1 are introduced as the year progresses. In phonics, the children learn the name, sound, and picture of each letter of the alphabet. Consonant and vowel blends are introduced such as ma, me, mi, mo, mu. Later an ending consonant is added to the blend such as mat, met, mit, etc. This process leads into reading one vowel (short vowel sound) words. Simple reading then occurs. In writing, the children learn to write each letter formation correctly in both upper and lower case as each letter is learned in phonics time. They also write blends, simple words, and sentences as the year progresses. The children learn to correctly write their names.
Our PreK curriculum also includes a Bible verse for each letter of the alphabet and present a memory verse program in late spring.
In addition to the Abeka Curriculum, our PreK staff create meaningful themed studies incorporating language -rich literature and art in addition to reinforcing concepts being discussed in the core subjects. There is always something fun being done in PreK!
Your child will attend P.E. time twice a week to develop motor skills. Students also attend weekly music class.
Our PreK program meets daily from 8:00-11:30. Each class is limited to 18 students. FBCS offers morning and afternoon PreK. Students must be 4 by September 1. Extended care is available.
Abeka materials are used for math, language arts, and Bible. Our successful phonetic based curriculum continues in Kindergarten. In addition to building the necessary background for confident reading, phonics teaching trains students to listen carefully, and develop good habits of thinking, analyzing, organizing, memorizing and applying important facts and rules. Our students do exceptionally well with phonetic reading, and this success helps them develop into excellent readers.
In arithmetic, students learn number recognition, counting, and writing 1 through 100 along with number concepts (what the number actually means) 1 through 100. He/she will learn about numbers before and after 1 through 100 and largest and smallest 1 through 100. They also learn to count to 100 by tens, by fives, and by twos, and begin to read number words one through ten. Students learn the value of money, begin to tell time, and will study the addition facts through 10.
Your child will enjoy weekly music time. Kindergarten students attend P.E. three times a week to develop motor skills. Kindergarten students begin learning basic computer skills during weekly computer class.
There is a Kindergarten cap and gown graduation ceremony and program with a reception at the end of the school year.
Our Kindergarten Class is limited to 20 students. Students must be 5 by September 1.
Kindergarten students transferring into our school will be required to take an assessment test to determine placement in our program.