Goals of Our Program:

• Encourage the child’s awareness of the love of God

• Provide an environment that fosters a sense of security and well-being

• Promote a positive self-image to build confidence

• Stimulate curiosity and creativity

• Develop a love, respect and acceptance for others

• Encourage development of small and large motor skills

• Develop a sense of responsibility and learn self-control

• Help the child learn good health habits and manners

• Allow each child to develop at their own pace

• Provide opportunities for each child to work, share and play cooperatively

The Program:

The preschool provides a daily enrichment program offering morning and afternoon sessions from September through June. The preschool is closed the months of July and August. For your convenience, we follow the Newport Mesa Unified School District calendar. The curriculum is designed to provide a well-balanced early childhood educational experience in all areas of growth.

Our program includes:

• Bible stories, songs and prayer

• Physical exercise (indoors and outdoor)

• Field Trips

• Dramatic play

• Art creativity

• Music

• Science and nature

• Cooking

• Perceptual skills

• Reading and math readiness

• Beginning sign language introduced

• Christmas and Spring Programs

• Teacher-to-student ratio that exceeds state requirements

• Monthly Newsletter, activities calendar, and curriculum provided

• Spring graduation ceremony for Pre Kindergarten and Jr. Kindergarten students

Link to Curriculum

Children are taught at their own level of development and are not expected to perform any task for which they are not ready. The daily program includes not only group time but also uninterrupted individual time. Adults serve as guides and provide individual help whenever needed. Active times are followed by quiet activities to promote a healthy environment. Nutritional snacks are provided for the children in both the morning and afternoon sessions.

Daily Schedule
A.M. Schedule: (link to enrollment info)
8:30 - 8:50
AM students arrive: Greeting and worship in Sanctuary
8:50 - 9:30
Walk to Classrooms: Group time: Person of the day, calendar, weather, songs, Bible story and prayer
9:30 - 11:00
Individual Exploration Time: Learning Centers
11:00 - 11:25
Small group interaction: Transition, stories, movement, snack
11:25 - 11:55
Outside Activities
11:55 - 12:00
Walk to Sanctuary - Closing songs and prayer
P.M. Enrichment Schedule: (link to enrollment info)
12:00 - 12:30
Lunch (provided by parents)
12:30 - 1:00
1:00 - 1:30
Quiet Time
1:30 - 2:25
Enrichment Time
2:25 - 2:30
Walk to Sanctuary