Our Preschool Mission
Working closely with parents and children through a
happy, fun and unhurried atmosphere, the Grace Christian
Academy preschool program seeks to develop a love of
God and an interest in learning. Our program
focuses on appropriate social, emotional, physical,
and intellectual skills necessary for success in
kindergarten and beyond.
curriculum, Essentials for Preschool, integrates
faith in Jesus Christ with the content and process
of learning. The daily schedule includes learning
activities, centers, stories, songs, crafts,
playtime, snack, and recess. The students have
story time with our librarian, gym, and a
teacher-led chapel. We have field trips, exciting
visitors, and special events throughout the year.
learning activities include reading and math
readiness. Some of the activities we do to
encourage academic growth are letter recognition,
phonic sounds, identifying shapes, colors and
numerals as well as rote counting, sorting and
classifying. It is our desire to develop a love of
books. Our students are read to daily and are given
opportunities to dictate their own stories.
loving and secure atmosphere fosters positive social
and emotional development. We develop communication
skills by encouraging each child to express his or her
feelings and needs. As the children interact with
other children they are learning to forge
friendships, cooperate, and settle differences.
They learn to share and take turns and to care
about the needs of others. We emphasize how to
demonstrate self-control and appropriate behavior as
they learn to obey authority and follow a routine.
We encourage self-confidence and independence in
area of physical development, we work in both large
and small motor skills. Activities such as running,
hopping, climbing, balancing, and throwing help
develop large muscles and coordination. We practice
cutting, pencil grip, coloring, letter formation,
and lacing to develop the small muscle coordination
necessary for reading and writing.
area of spiritual development, the children learn
Godís creation. Together we explore the seven days
of creation and many parts of His marvelous world.
They discover they are uniquely created and God
loves them. They learn the Bible is a special book
because it is Godís word. They learn they can talk
to God in prayer. They are introduced to Jesus as
our Savior and learn that He wants us to be loving,
obedient, honest, and forgiving towards each other.