The Preschool at Christ the King

We believe that all children are a gift from God, created in the image of God for his flory and that the years of early childhood provide a unique opportunity to encourage, inspire, and establish strong educational practices and lay the foundation for a life of faith in Christ according to Biblical principles.

About Us

Curriculum

The Preschool at Christ the King provides an education for young children that is designed to encourage growth and learning in all areas of development: cognitive/intellectual, social/emotional, physical, language and spiritual.

To encourage a lifelong love for learning in each child, all learning experiences occur in an environment that encourages a child’s innate sense of wonder to explore, ask questions, develop critical thinking skills and problem-solve both independently and with the support of teachers.

We recognize that each area of development is an integral piece of early childhood growth and learning. Everything you see occurring at the Preschool is an intentional practice aimed at meeting the developmental needs of the child.

As an example, wooden blocks often appeal to young children because they are symmetrical, proportional and invite open-ended opportunities to create. When children are working together to build a tower out of wooden blocks, their experience constructing and designing actually represents a progression of each area of child development.

When they sort the blocks into groups by shape and size, weight and function, this is cognitive development of using classification skills.

When they take turns to add another block to the tower, negotiate the use of materials, and share ideas with each other, this is social-emotional development of establishing and sustaining positive relationships.

When they carry a block and balance it on the very top of the tower to make an intricate design, this is physical development of fine-motor strength and coordination.

When they tell a story to explain what is happening inside the tower, this is language development using language to express thoughts.

When others are welcomed to join the group of play, this is spiritual development of recognizing that God's desire is for us to love each other as he loves us.

Programs

The Preschool at Christ the King uses a developmentally appropriate approach to learning, recognizing that each area of child development is essential. Our goal in every lesson is to teach children to recognize God as he is revealed in his creation and through his word. “These commandments that I give to you today are to be on your hearts, impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7

CURRICULUM RESOURCES

  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is a nationally acclaimed research-based program that is based on 38 objectives for development and learning. Teachers lead students in in-depth studies based on concepts that allow children opportunities for hands-on exploration and discovery to encourage confidence, build critical thinking skills and instill a lifelong love for learning.
  • The Outdoor Classroom offers an outdoor play-based learning environment that is child-centered, developmentally appropriate and rich in natural outdoor spaces and activity centers. The outdoor classroom includes elements such as a butterfly garden, musical stage, tricycle path and tunnel, sand and water area and art center.
  • Handwriting without Tears provides an opportunity to introduce pre-writing skills through multi-sensory experiences in a print-rich environment.