We believe that children learn best through hands-on exploration and play. Therefore, we utilize a child-centered approach to education. Teachers plan lessons with the whole child in mind. Specifically, lessons are constructed to promote growth in the following key areas; social foundations, physical well-being and motor development, language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts. We allow children to make choices from a variety of interesting activities and outside exploration.
As a Christian school, we honor faith development with a prayer of thanksgiving before snack and lunch, and we are reminded of God's love for us through bible stories at chapel time. Jesus' birthday is celebrated with songs during our lively Christmas program. We also practice service and outreach by collecting canned goods for a local food pantry and caps & mittens for a shelter for women & children.
Our classes for 2½ year olds and 3 year olds are designed to foster social and emotional growth. Children are encouraged to take turns, share with their friends, listen to a short story in circle time, learn words to communicate their feelings, make independent choices, and become confident in the culture of school.
Science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) activities are implemented in all of our classes.
Lunch Bunch is 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and open to all 3-5 year olds. Children bring their lunch from home and eat together with their school friends. We serve 1% milk and water. Parents should not pack food containing peanuts or tree nuts, including peanut butter.
PLAY DOUGH RECIPE
2 cups flour
2 Tbsp veg oil
1/2 cup salt
2 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups boiling water
food coloring of choice
1. Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil
2. Bring water to a boil* *keep an eye on it to avoid losing any to steam
3. Add food coloring to boiling water
4. Slowly add dry mixture to boiling water, stirring continuously until sticky dough
5. Remove from heat and knead vigorously until no longer sticky.
6. If dough is still sticky, add tiny amounts of flour until perfect texture is achieved
7. Pack in air-tight container & ENJOY!