Preschool Classes

Our preschool classes help your child to make friends, get socialized, and be more than ready for Kindergarten. We focus on a “whole child” philosophy and help develop your child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills through PLAY.

(Little do they know they are actually learning really important Kindergarten readiness skills WHILE they play – shhh! don’t tell them!) We can’t wait for your child to join our preschool class!

OUR CURRICULUM IS FUN, PLAY-BASED, & CHALLENGING!

Every day is an adventure! From our engaging and bright classroom to our exciting hands-on activities, your child will develop a love for life-long learning!

We Focus On The “Whole Child!”

At Growing Minds Preschool, we follow a “whole child” philosophy where we partner with you to improve your child’s Social, Emotional, Cognitive, Language, and Physical skills. Your child will learn to socialize, make friends, develop social and emotional skills, and be more than ready for kindergarten!

Developmentally Appropriate!

Our curriculum is based on the NAEYC guidelines and features a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated hands-on activities to accomplish these goals.
We also incorporate Abeka Christian Curriculum.

We Love Questions!

We aim to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners by actively exploring their environment.
In fact, one of the best ways we can teach is to ask THEM questions. “What are you creating?” “How does it work?” “Tell me about what you drew.” etc.

We Partner With You!

We assess our students three times each year to discover what areas they’re strong in, and what areas still need more work.
We keep you in the loop on what we’re working on, and we also let you know exactly how your child is doing during our two parent teacher conferences each year.

Process… Not Product!

We love to get messy, and the best time for that is at art time! We focus on the process, not the end product, and use a wide variety of art materials.
Children learn SO MUCH MORE when they have the chance to explore and play without rules of what art “should” look like at the end.

Fun Themes & Centers!

Every few weeks, we dive deep into a new, exciting theme based on our upcoming field trips, the weather, holidays, or whatever the children are dying to learn more about.
We change out our centers and materials to reflect the new theme. Our classroom is always changing, and you never know what exciting things we’ll add next week!

THE GREATEST COMPLIMENT WE CAN RECEIVE IS YOUR REFERRAL!

My daughter went from “I’m never going to preschool, I want to stay with you” to “how many more days until preschool starts?” As a parent that is exactly the kind of environment I want my child to be in and Jennifer makes her feel so welcomed and loved.

Sarah

Once you have had a chance to get to know Growing Minds Preschool, please leave a review! Thank you for your support!

Each day is full of fun & learning!

But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”

Matthew 19:14 NLT

15 min. – Welcome, Table Time
We are so excited for everyone to arrive! We get right to working on fine motor skills with every kids favorite-Play Doh!

25 min. – Circle Time
We gather together at the circle rug to work on our cognitive, social, language, and gross motor skills with our sharing time, calendar, story time, and music & movement.

50 min. – Center Time
Often known as “Free Play” or “Play Time,” our many centers include Dramatic Play, Sensory, Art, Building, Literacy, Writing, and Science. We work on social, emotional, and language skills such as using our words, taking turns, being patient, negotiating conflicts, etc. In addition, I will bring over small groups or work 1-on-1 with building cognitive skills (colors, shapes, letters, sounds, numbers, counting, math/reading for older kids) based on each child’s level.

20 minutes- Bible story
Each day we learn a new story out of the Bible using Abeka curriculum.

20 min. – Recess
Our playground areas include play structures, slides, balls, hula hoops, and more! You’ll think we’re just playing, but we’re actually working on our social, emotional, language, and gross motor skills as we run, jump, climb, and create games.

15 min. – Snack Time
We love working on our cognitive, social, language, and fine motor skills as we pour, measure, sort, count, chat, and enjoy eating together.

15 min. – Closing Circle
We head back to the circle rug to work on our cognitive skills with story time, social and language skills with discussing what we’ve learned, and emotional skills with getting ready to go home.