Preschool Program

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM – 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

•Zoophonics 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 class room 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.

 

LICENSING

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

 

Academics Preschool