For our Pre-Kinder students, this is a time to explore and discover God’s many wonders. Our “hands-on” child centered curriculum is designed to provide an enriched Pre-Kinder experience for the child who is 4 to 5 years old. It is our goal that each child experience joy in learning.
Parents can choose between three days (Tues, Wed, Thur) and five days (Mon-Fri) where students will enjoy a full complement of developmentally appropriate skills including:
There will be a distinct emphasis on character development as the principles of God’s Word are applied to the child’s daily living experiences. Biblical principles are incorporated into our rich academic program so that children may begin to develop a Christian Worldview.
Parents are given many opportunities to participate in their child’s learning experiences at school. We encourage parents to help as volunteers for special classroom events as well as participate in field trips. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held in October and March to discuss student growth/progress.
SACS adheres to the Texas Education Agency guidelines with regard to the entrance age for Pre-Kinder. A student must be at least four (4) years of age on September 1st of the school year to be considered for entrance into the Pre-Kinder program. (TEA §29.151 and §29.153)
The Pre-Kindergarten curriculum, Opening the World of Learning (OWL), incorporates all domains of learning:
This comprehensive curriculum integrates language and literacy skills through rich content in social studies and science, favorite children’s books, non-fiction books, songs, and poems.
The Bible program consists of Bible stories, singing songs of praise, reciting memory verses, and praying. Scripture Bites, published by Standard Publishing, provides weekly Bible stories and memory verses. It is also used to incorporate Bible-based activities into other content areas. Familiar Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments are used to teach the recurring theme that God loves us. A heart for missions and the needs of others is developed through mission projects and correspondence with the class missionary.
The language skills in the OWL curriculum include conversation, vocabulary development, book and print awareness, phonemic awareness, letter identification and writing. Kinesthetic activities as well as writing practice sheets are provided to help students learn to form letters and develop fine motor skills.
The mathematics skills in the OWL curriculum include number sense, numeration, spatial sense, measurement, geometry, and patterns. Children are introduced to beginning math concepts through a hands-on program using manipulatives, movement, literature, and songs. Monthly and year-long calendar activities provide opportunities for counting to 31, understanding before/after, yesterday/today/tomorrow, and gaining a concrete understanding of 100.
Young children are curious and interested in all life around them. Our science activities are based on student inquiry and observation of weather, growth, seasons, health, senses, plants, and animals. Science is based primarily on exploration of God’s world and His creatures. A sense of wonder and awe is enhanced as children grow in their understanding of God’s creation and order.