Developed by our teaching staff and supplemented with Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) children's christian educational resources, Bible curriculum is implemented into the daily and/or weekly schedules to meet the current interests and needs of the children. Biblical stories and concepts, prayer and character traits are woven into Circle Time, Center Time, small/llarge group activities, and social interactions. Our goal is to introduce our children to stories in the Bible and to help them understand that God loves them very much.
CHAPEL: Our Preschool Director, Ms. Linda, directs our Chapel program for our Three's and Four's classes once a month. Chapel is a very special time of worship and praise. Our Chapel theme is "Fruit of the Spirit." We have fun learning about the nine special kinds of "fruit" or character traits that grow in us as we learn to love God with all of our heart.
"The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." Galatians 5:22-23
Playball is offered each Wednesday for our Three's and Four's classes. Playball is a sport and movement program for children of all athletic abilities. It provides a broad introduction to physical activity as well as developing and refining skills used in a variety of sports. Our Playball coaches love to bring new and exciting lesson plans to our children each week. For detailed information about the Playball program: http://www.usaplayball.com/
Music is incorporated in all of our classes on a daily basis. Our active music lessons involve a mix of singing, instrument play, dancing and movement, story time, and other activities. Our Staff brings a love for children and talent for music together to enrich your child's development and foster a life-long love of music.
Once a month, our children are enriched and entertained by Ms. Jane, The Storyteller. Ms. Jane Merlo tells stories using the felt board, magnetic board, puppets and almost anything that helps her share her enthusiasm and love for reading with our children. Ms. Jane is a certified teacher and former Preschool Director who loves to read, cross stitch and garden.
The York County Library Bookmobile (the "Book Bus") visits us twice a month on Tuesday. The children enjoy choosing a book for their use in the classroom and listening to stories from the librarians who visit.
Typically, on the last Thursday of each month, we have a SPECIAL DAY . On each SPECIAL DAY, we have a theme and enjoy special activities with the children. The days for the 2021-22 fall include:
September 30: DOT Day - We will be celebrating children's author Peter Reynolds. We will wear polka dots to school and we will be reading The DOT and enjoying fun activities.
October 28: Halloween Parties - We will be celebrating Halloween activities in our classrooms.
November 23: Thanksgiving Feast - We will be enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving meal prepared by some special Preschool friends in our classrooms.
December 16: Pajama Day - We will be wearing pajama's to school and enjoying fun Christmas activities in our classrooms.
We hope to continue several fun family events in the future when COVID protocols allow for such gatherings. Formerly, our Three's and Four's classes enjoyed a Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Celebration, Donuts with Dad and Muffins with Mom.