Our Pre-Kindergarten Program is designed for children between four and five years of age depending on their birth date. Children must be one year away from attending kindergarten or age four by September first.
Our goal is to introduce your child to activities and experiences that will make the transition to kindergarten an easy one. The Pre-Kindergarten curriculum focuses on emerging literacy – the ability to read, write, speak and listen. Children will acquire a full breadth of developmental skills necessary to excel in kindergarten.
Phonics and Reading
Recognition of name,
Recognition of sound, and picture of long and short vowels and consonants
Sounding of blends and one- and two-vowel words
Reading of sentences and stories with one- and two-vowel words
Formation of letters,
Blends and words
Writing first name
Several poems and finger plays committed to memory
Language development and listening skills
Number recognition and counting 1–100
Number concepts 1–20
Lessons such as Creation, Noah
Music and Arts and Crafts
Make the Transition Easier
You're nervous and your child might even be a little nervous. A child's first 30 days at Explorers Christian Academy or within a new classroom can be a challenging time for both parents and children. We invite you to stop by any time during this transition period to observe your child's classroom and help make their transition as easy as possible.
We have many great tools to help make this new education experience a positive one. In addition to face-to-face communication, you'll receive:
An Open House
Attending the Open House will help ease some of your child anxiety about attending a new school. You will meet your child's teacher and be informed about our processes and procedures, your child's schedule and where to locate things in the classroom.
Courtesy Phone Call
To ease the anxiety many new parents feel on their child's first day, our Director or Your Childs Teacher will be happy to call you (by request) to let you know how things are going.
Welcome to Our Classroom
You will get a letter from the teacher in the second week in August. The letter is an opportunity for teachers to introduce themselves, give you an overview of the daily schedule and highlight some of the activities your child will be working on.