In Pre-K we encourage each child to grow and develop at their own pace. We have fun and learn each day. Pre-K has lots of hands-on activities that enhance our learning. Our curriculum and dedicated staff teach in all four domains of early child development.
The communication and speech domain. Children have to learn to communicate with everyone around them. As well as learning the language, they learn about taking turns in conversation, and how to categorize the world around them.
The physical domain. The body increases in skill and performance over time, going through gross motor development (learning to use large muscles, such as the arms and legs), and fine motor development (learning to use muscles to make precise movements, such as the hands and fingers).
The social and emotional domain. Children’s identities, self-images and perceptions of feelings evolve as they grow. They also develop relationships with others, and learn how to socialize and follow social etiquette.
The cognitive domain. ‘Cognitive processes’ are higher-level functions of the brain, including thinking, knowing, remembering, judging, and problem-solving. As they develop, children increase their understanding of the world, improve their memory, gain better concentration, and refine their problem-solving skills.
Each week Pre-K enjoy classes in Music, Art, Library, and Physical Education.
By the end of the school year, students have covered many Literacy, Writing, Math, and Bible concepts.
Pre-K goes through the alphabet 3 whole times. Upper and lowercase. We work on the letters sounds and work hard to get every child ready to read using the 5 Instructional strategies for early literacy pillars
Alphabetic Principle - The alphabetic principle is the concept that letters and their patterns represent the sounds of spoken language.
Phonological Awareness - sets the stage for decoding, blending, and, ultimately, word reading.
Phonemic Awareness - the ability to identify and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words
Phonics - matching the sounds of spoken English with individual letters or groups of letters
Word Recognition – starting to recognize sight words
Some students even learn to read in Pre-K.
Each day, our students grow in their ability to understand a variety of math concepts like counting, one to one correspondence, liquid measurements, solid measurements, relational words, basic addition and subtraction.
Because KCA believes knowing God's Word is the most important foundation of all, Bible time includes prayer, memory verses, songs, and the lesson for the week. Students learn Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments.
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