Our Preschool Curriculum
Our activities are focused on the development of the whole child. Using developmentally appropriate practices, teachers and caregivers work with all children in a variety of age-appropriate settings, from groups to individual, that encourage each one’s progress and growth.
As a Christian early childhood program, we use the Bible as a basis for our preschool curriculum. In addition, we use Wee Learn, Creative and Pebbles preschool curriculum to supplement the children’s trans-disciplinary, integrated learning experiences.
We selected the “Wee Learn” curriculum published by Lifeway Christian Resources for our lower grades. The reason we chose “Wee Learn” curriculum is because it is a comprehensive curriculum plan for preschoolers that contains ample teaching using books, music, nature, and toys to illustrate Christian fundamentals. Age-appropriate learning activities are designed to lay a foundation for understanding God, Jesus, Bible, church, self, family, others, and the natural world. This guide includes learning centers, group activities as well as activities for pre-reading, pre-writing, phonics, and number skills. We feel that early learning lessons should be taught in a continuous process in which concepts are repeated over an extended time period.
Kids Ark uses The Creative Curriculum that uses exploration and discovery as a way of learning. We are enabling children to develop creativity, confidence, and lifelong critical thinking skills. From infants to VPK we fill every day with meaningful and engaging experiences for all of the children in our program. This intuitive program helps our teachers turn each minute of the day into learning opportunities, intentionally promoting language, literacy, math, science, social studies, and physical skills during “in-between” times. The program also assists our teachers with implementing developmentally appropriate practices and offer responsive daily routines and meaningful experiences that nurture learning and development.
This curriculum contains story after story from Genesis through Revelations of individuals who talked with God. It explores the different ways in which God spoke to them and their responses. God Speaks encourages the participants to continue to listen for His voice and to respond to it. The curriculum introduces “listening prayer” and journaling. It also incorporates generations praying together and children falling in love with God through prayer. The Pebbles & Stones curriculum relects the Seventh-Day Adventist beliefs of our school.