We focus on the individual needs of each child.
Our nurturing environment helps young children grow and develop spiritually, emotionally, physically, mentally and socially through age appropriate activities.
SRVCA’s program is designed to provide a hands-on learning environment to meet the needs of the whole child, with an emphasis on building a Christ-centered self-image. Learning centers are extensively furnished with toys, manipulatives, and educational materials to cultivate a young child’s eagerness to learn. Daily child-focused biblical activities, interactive environments, and as many media of creative expression as possible, will provide developmental opportunities for children to thrive. We partner with parents to help preschoolers know and experience God’s great love for them.
LUNCH BUNCH & EXTENDED Program
Families have the opportunity to extend their child's SRVCA experience by signing up for our Lunch Bunch and Extended Care.Children bring their lunch box and share mealtime with other preschool friends.This is a perfect time for our teachers to share nutritional information, table manners, and enjoy outside playtime.Lunch Bunch is dismissed at 12:30pm or you may have an additional hour of creative curriculum/small group instruction with an Extended Program which dismisses at 1:30pm.These optional programs are available for our 4 year olds beginning in September and we welcome our 3 day / 3 year olds in January.
4'S CLASSROOM / 4 DAY
SRVCA Preschool 4's Classroom provides a four day, partial day program with attendance options until 1:30pm (see schedule below). Children must be 4 by December 1st of the school year. With a teacher/student ratio of 1:8, our inviting classrooms are designed to encourage physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development. The curriculum is an age appropriate balance of academics and play, presented by experienced teachers in such a way that your child has fun while learning. Educational materials cover the tables and are changed frequently in order to provide new exploratory experiences. Children can explore tables covered with tools to challenge motor skill development, puzzles, and art supplies. Play dough and painting easels are always available. Our outdoor play space creates a park-like atmosphere where children can run and play, climb and slide, swing, dig in the sand, ride bikes, and play with hoops and balls. Imaginary play takes place in and around our olive tree grove, outdoor "mud" kitchen, play decks and STEAM wall. After completing our Four's Class, your child will be prepared to move on to TK or Kindergarten (based on age eligibility).
LANGUAGE & LITERACY
Our Handwriting Without Tears and Alpha Tales curricula emphasize the creation of both upper and lowercase letters and the corresponding sound that each letter makes. Many activities are included that make learning our ABCs fun while also broadening our students' vocabulary and sentence structure. Distinguishing initial sounds, rhyming, sight words, and book handling all work together to build a strong foundation for reading.
Monthly seasonal themes are introduced in the classroom including apples, pumpkins, weather, the human body, hiernations, and life cycles, to name a few.
Every week the children hear an engaging Bible story told with songs, props, land illustrations to bring the stories to life. Children learn that God loves them and will never leave them. Several times during the school year, the children attend chapel to hear a Bible story and worship. This gives them a chance to participate in the beauty of God's word in a new way.
Much of our math curriculum focuses on spatial relationships, shapes and numbers. Children engage in activities that involve the numbers 1-30. Functional math includes working with clocks, yardsticks, and money.
We love music. While songs are incorporated in much of the curriculum, a music teacher meets the class each week. She has a wide repertoire of songs that go along with classroom themes.
Teachers will direct children toward large muscles activities: walking on balance beams, bowling, walking like animals, hopping, jumping and catching balls. Movement and rhythm activities set to music are also included in this curriculum.
This is a hands-on time of learning where the children will explore concepts like sinking, floating, and magnification. Some of the year’s exciting activities are building volcanoes and launching rockets.
Children learn about healthy food choices, as well as how to cook simple foods such as pizza, applesauce or muffins.
PRE-K 4'S CLASSROOM / 5 DAY
ABOUT THIS CLASS
SRVCA Preschool is proud to introduce our Monday - Friday, Pre-K 4’s program to provide a gentle transition to our full day Kindergarten program the following year. Students must be 4 by September 1st and will be provided with a fun and exciting class that runs from 8:30am - 1:30pm, Monday - Friday. With a teacher/student ratio of 1:10, our dynamic classrooms are afforded additional time expanding each child’s developmental strengths.
The curriculum is an age appropriate balance of academics and play, presented by experienced teachers in such a way that your child has fun while learning. Fun educational materials cover the tables and are changed frequently in order to provide new exploratory experiences. Our outdoor play space creates a park-like atmosphere where children can run and play, climb and slide, swing, dig in the sand, ride bikes and play with hoops and balls. Imaginary play takes place in and around our olive tree grove, outdoor “mud” kitchen, play decks and STEAM wall.
In addition to all of the wonderful options that mirror our four day 4's program we offer these additional components:
Teacher-directed activities require children to use their large muscles: crawling through tunnels, tossing bean bags, walking like animals, hopping, jumping, and catching balls.
Our longer day allows our students the opportunity to go to Chapel and Library. Through the year we will lengthen our experiences and exposure preparing students for their transition to Kindergarten.
After a year with our experienced and caring teachers, your child will be prepared to move on to SRVCA’s Kindergarten program.
CLASSROOM CHOICES FOR FOUR YEAR OLDS
4's Classroom / 4 Day
Age Requirements: Must be 4 years old by December 1st
Program days: Monday - Thursday
Hours: 8:30 - 11:30am
Lunch Bunch*: 11:30am - 12:30am
Extended Day*: 12:30 - 1:30pm
* These optional programs are available beginning in September of the school year.
Pre-K 4's Class / 5 Day
Age requirements; Must be 4 years old by September 1st
Program days: Monday - Friday
Hours: 8:30am - 1:30Pm
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