Preschool Program

preschool-program

Getting Started

The development of a child is a wonderful phenomenon! All children develop at different rates and in different ways. Our preschool provides a kindergarten readiness program with a secure, yet challenging environment to promote the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual development of each child. A balanced preschool program provides for each developmental level and allows every child the opportunity for success and positive reinforcement. Teachers in our Big Valley Christian preschool program provide many choices of activities that are presented in engaging ways. Under these conditions, children are equipped to be lifelong learners. Students experience God’s world through science and creation, phonics, math, writing, hands-on activities, games, art, and practicing social skills with fellow students. Children love to come to school at Big Valley Christian School!

TYPICAL PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES

  • Interest centers
  • Bible time
  • Language and literacy
  • Stories
  • Music
  • Science
  • Art
  • Math Concepts
  • Small group centers
  • Fine and large motor skills
  • Outside play
  • Sensory Activities

PRESCHOOL SCHEDULE

Preschool Program
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (includes snack)

Optional Preschool Enrichment
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (lunch may be purchased or brought from home)

Optional Extended Care
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 am
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Zoo-phonics pre-reading and pre-spelling program
Handwriting Without Tears
Monthly themes: Community Helpers, Animals, Transportation, and All About Me
Biblical instruction through stories, puppets, Bible songs, acting, sharing, helping, and showing kindness
Science activities including nutrition, gardening, weather, cooking, and caring for classroom pets
Certificated teachers instruct with the purpose of helping students to succeed in kindergarten and beyond
Separate 3-year-old and 4-year-old programs with age-specific curriculum and objectives

PARENT PARTNERSHIP
Monthly overview “Classroom Scoop”
Parent-teacher conferences each spring

PRESCHOOL AGE
The preschool program is available to students who are at least 2 years and 9 months old and toilet trained.

LICENSING
Our Big Valley Christian preschool program is licensed with the California Department of Social Services. Lic. 500300276