PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Presbyterian Day School offers a five day a week half day preschool program for children who have turned three years of age by September 1 of the current school year.  This program is all about getting each student ready for learning in the school environment.  Much learning has already happened in a child’s life by the time he or she enters a preschool program.  Our objective is to build upon that foundation of learning.  Three year olds develop at vastly different rates, and our curriculum allows each student to progress at his or her own speed.   

Phonics - Letter and letter sound recognition through art, music, books

Math - Numbers and counting through movement, art, and educational games

Colors & Shapes – discovery of the things around them

Pre-writing and beginning writing skills

Exercise & play to develop motor skills 

Language development

Bible

Social Skills - learning to follow instructions, develop friendships, and apply biblical truths 

Group and one on one teacher instruction

Music


Junior Kindergarten


Children in our preschool four program (Jr. Kindergarten) attend school for one half of a day and have turned four by September 1 of the current school year.   The curriculum is developmentally appropriate for four-year-olds, with thematic units and learning centers.  Emphasis is placed on pre-reading and other skills necessary to begin kindergarten the following year.   The curriculum also includes instruction in basic Christian principles with daily devotionals and prayer time.   The classroom environment is carefully planned to promote cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual growth.  

Phonics - Letter and letter sound recognition through art, music, books

Math- Numbers and counting through movement, art, learning games

Colors & Shapes – discovery of the things around them

Pre-writing and beginning writing skills

Exercise & play to develop motor skills 

Language development

Bible

Social Skills - learning to follow instructions, develop friendships, and apply biblical truths 

Group and one on one teacher instruction

Music

 

Kindergarten

Handwriting: D’Nealian Handwriting is a flexible and efficient program that focuses on legibility and provides an easy transition to cursive. This curriculum teaches a precursor style of manuscript for the younger students

Science: Kindergarten students receive instruction in science through their weekly thematic units.  Instruction in grades one through two encourages the children’s interest in science by studying about the world around them.  Hands-on activities and activities to increase comprehension of basic science concepts are included.      

Reading: Kindergarten students learn basic phonics. By the end of Kindergarten, the students are able to blend letter sounds into words and sentences. Most have a reading vocabulary of about 400 words. They also learn basic grammar instruction through the reading program.

Enrichment subjects: Music, Art, Library, Computer, Handbells

Social development through structured play

Class plays