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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.

Preschool Age

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

Our Facility

Bright and large open classroom spaces with room for learning centers and exploration

Separate and secure play area that includes climbing structures, tricycles and scooters.