West Shore Christian Academy Preschool Program

PreK 3 and PreK 4

West Shore Christian Academy’s Preschool Program partners with parents in their young child’s early Christian training by incorporating hands-on learning activities designed to foster social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual growth in each student.

The purpose of our preschool is to gently encourage children to begin the transition from home to a social environment.  In everything we do, Christian values of love, patience and respect will be stressed.  Our classes follow a learning through playing philosophy.  Your child will grow by exploring on their own, playing with peers, and through the understanding our of teachers.  We believe early stimulation in a calm and caring atmosphere leads to a healthier home, school, church, and community life.

Social & Emotional Development

Children will receive instruction in the following social skills:           

  • Use words to express a thought or need individually and in a group setting
  • Listen and follow directions in large and small group settings
  • Share & play cooperatively with others
  • Have appropriate control over feelings
  • Accept & respond to teacher’s authority
  • Accepting consequences of actions
  • Follow directions
  • Wait turn when speaking in a group
  • Learn to show respect & concern for others

Spiritual Development & Bible

Children will:                                    

  • Be introduced to Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments
  • Be introduced to the Biblical accounts of Christmas and Easter
  • Practice Christian Character Traits
  • Learn Bible verses
  • Be encouraged to pray

Intellectual Development - Reading Readiness

Children will:                                    

  • Be introduced to all letters of the alphabet in both large and small group activities
  • Learn to identify some letters of the alphabet
  • Be introduced to letter sounds
  • Produce some letter sounds
  • Identify likenesses/differences
  • Recognize and print first name
  • Know some opposite words
  • Know some position or orientation words

Math

Children will:                               

  • Rote count to 10 or higher
  • Learn to identify the numbers 1-10
  • Understand basic number concepts
  • Be introduced to simple patterns
  • Learn basic shapes
  • Find shapes in environment
  • Categorize objects (shape, color, size)

Science

Children will:         

  • Be introduced to seasons
  • Discuss animals, insects, plants, senses, etc. through group lessons, learning centers and simple experiments

Music

Children will:                                 

  • Sing & listen to all types of music
  • Earn patterns of rhythms
  • Respond to music by marching, skipping, dancing, moving
  • Use rhythm instruments

Enrollment

Current students and their families are given first choice for classes.  

PreK-3

  • Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:00 am - 11:00 am (drop off beginning at 7:30am)
  • Children need to be age 3 before October 1 to be considered for enrollment. 
  • Students must be potty trained to attend.

PreK-4

  • Morning class meets Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 8:00 am - 11:00 am (drop off beginning at 7:30am) 
  • Afternoon class meets Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 12:00-3:00 pm (drop off beginning at 11:45 am) 
  • Children need to be age 4 before October 1 to be considered for enrollment.
  • Students must be potty trained to attend.