Preschool
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2017-2018 Schedule

Three year-old Program

Half-day 8:10-11:10 a.m. 3 days or 5 days
Full-day 8:10 a.m. - 3:10 p. m. Monday - Friday
Four year-old Program

Half-day 8:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Monday-Friday
Full-day 8:10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. Monday - Friday
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Important note
• Children must be potty trained to be accepted in the three or four-year-old program.
• Children must be three or four by August 31, 2017.
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Early Birds and Later Gators

Program for Extended Care

Students attending our preschool classes are eligible to enroll in our Early Birds and Later Gators program, which provides flexible childcare coverage for the preschool student before school ( 7:00 - 8:10 a.m) and/or after (3:10 - 6:00 p.m.) any day of the week.

Please call us at 240-238-1500 for the 2017-2018 Tuition schedule.

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Goals

Spiritual Development
At the completion of the preschool years, each child should:

1. Demonstrate understanding that God is a loving, heavenly Father.
2. Demonstrate understanding that Jesus loves him/her and wants to be his/her Savior and friend.
3. Understand that the Bible is true and tells about God.
4. Understand that prayer is a conversation with God.
5. Begin to develop an appreciation and thankfulness for the blessings and gifts that God gives him/her.

Language Development
At the completion of the preschool years, the child should:

1. Be able to speak in complete sentences and to communicate ideas orally.
2. Be able to learn new patterns of syntax and simple grammar.
3. Develop the self-discipline necessary to attend orally and
visually to stories, poems, records, etc.
4. Demonstrate an ability to follow oral directions.

5. Be able to put in proper sequence events from experiences
and stories.
6. Be able to classify various objects and verbalize the criteria
for this classification.
7. Demonstrate an ability to recall information which has been
previously heard.

Motor Development
At the end of the preschool years, the child should:

1. Be able to pickup and arrange small objects.
2. Be able to hold a large pencil or crayon properly.
3. Demonstrate ability in cutting.
4. Be able to paste.
5. Be able to copy simple shapes.
6. Demonstrate ability in painting.
7. Be able to move the body in a given space, such as forward backward, in, under, through, etc.
8. Have the ability to sit and attend.
9. Use large muscles to climb, run, jump, kick, pull, and push.
10. Demonstrate an ability to balance.


Perceptual Development
The child should have practice in:

1. Visual
a. Discriminating likeness and difference in things seen.

b. Remembering what things look like.

c. Reproducing/Attending to what is seen

2. Auditory
a. Discriminating likeness and difference in sounds.
b. Remembering what is heard.
c. Attending to what is heard.
d. Repeating what is heard.


3. Tactile
a. Discriminating likeness and differences through touch.
b. Describing what things feel or felt like.


4. Smell and Taste
a. Discriminating between different smells and tastes.
b. Experiencing new tastes and smells.
c. Describing and comparing through taste and smell.
d. Discovering new foods through classroom experience.

Social / Emotional Development
At the completion of the preschool years, the child should:

1. Realize his individual importance as a special child of God.
2. Develop security in and trust in persons outside of the family.

3. Learn to interact appropriately with peers.
4. Submit to authority within the classroom.

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