The Scofield Christian School Preschool Program voluntarily complies with the state licensing requirements and commits to ongoing monitoring to maintain compliance with state licensing.
Bible: Bible lessons are taught each day. The preschool curriculum includes familiar Bible stories with an emphasis on God’s love and Jesus’ saving grace. The students learn Bible verses, Biblical character qualities, and the importance of prayer.
Reading and Math Readiness: This is usually done during developmental play time and teacher directed activities to stress and reinforce academics. Academics include letter readiness, oral language development, a focus on positional words, perception, matching, classification, sets, numbers, sequencing, separating, combining, grouping, and fine motor skills.
Handwriting Without Tears: This hands-on curriculum develops body awareness and good habits for school readiness; cognitive and language development skills, fine motor skills, and social skills. Some of the key preschool skills that children learn are: understanding direction, vocabulary and rhyme, shape, color, and symbol recognition.
Units/Social Studies/Science: Studying through units answers the preschooler’s questions of why, when, what, where, and how with respect to the world God created. Units of study vary in 3K and 4K, but may include the following titles: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Community Helpers, Transportation, Weather, Seasons, Plants, and Animals.
Developmental Movement with a Purpose: These activities include a set of perceptual motor lessons that are sequentially and developmentally designed to develop gross motor activities. Higher levels of body control and body movements are obtained as well as self-concept. These activities are typically set to music.
Developmental Play: The students are involved in guided play in the following areas: home living, blocks, library, small manipulatives, music, science, art, puppets, water play, computer, and dress-up.
Story Time: The classroom teacher spends time every day developing a love for books by reading aloud to the students.
Library Time: Students in 4K visit the library once a week to listen to the Librarian read stories and check out books for classroom use. 3K students visit the library with their teacher during the second semester.
Art: Creative, hands-on, reinforcement activities coordinated with Bible lessons, unit studies, letter recognition and math concepts are included each day.
Recess: Realizing that regular recess can influence behavior, concentration and even grades, students have supervised time on the playground every day.