Kids of Grace Preschool & Kindergarten

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church of Princess Anne

Two Year Old Classroom

Ratio 2:8 (teachers:children)


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Exploration! Exploration! Exploration!  Two year olds are learning as they explore the world around them-that includes people, things and animals!


In the Twos Room we plan developmentally appropriate activities around monthly themes to encourage exploration, to assist children in becoming independent, to provide opportunities to develop social skills, and to encourage language development. 


Socially, Twos are beginning to learn to play cooperatively, share, take turns, and show self-control.  Physically, our daily outdoor time gives children the opportunity to develop the large motor functions.  Emotionally, our teachers model God's love as they nurture and nguage development is fostered at circle time as they enjoy books, rhymes, Bible stories and sing songs.  Before snack they pray and thank God for friends and food.

   

Three Year Old Classroom

Children in this classroom are ready for more structured activities as their attention span and needs are increasing. 

At Circle Time books and Bible stories are read; they explore music and movement, discuss the weather and the plan for their day.  Snack time, toileting  ( 3s should be toilet trained) and outside time are part of the daily routine.  Lessons are planned according to the monthly themes.


These developmentally appropriate activities encourage language and cognitive development as well as continue to support the growth of social skills.  Children are curious about letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. They also enjoy experimenting with beginning science, technology and engineering concepts through play.  Fine motor muscles (for future pencil and scissor grasp) are developed through many games and activities.

Four Year Old Classroom

Ratio 2:12 (teachers:children)


In this classroom more attention is given to preparing the children for kindergarten with a play-based approach that is developmentally appropriate and  geared for all areas of kindergarten readiness. We continue to structure the day with whole group activities and center time (art, sensory, writing, dramatic play, manipulatives, science, technology and engineering).


Socially, children are encouraged to work and play cooperatively with others while using positive conflict resolution skills. Emotionally, children are invited to build their independence by following multi-step directions and identify and manage their feelings. For language and cognitive growth, children are immersed in books, oral and written language, number and writing activities in whole group and center-time. 

 

KINDERGARTEN

Ratio 2:12 (teachers:children)

Our philosophy that children need a developmentally appropriate and stimulating environment to feel loved and secure, gain confidence, and learn in all areas is continued in Kindergarten.  Spiritual growth is encouraged through Bible stories, Chapel Time and prayer.  Cognitive goals are in alignment with the Virginia Beach City Schools and Virginia SOLs.  Concepts in math, language, science, and social studies are consistent with the Virginia Beach City Schools.