innovative …using new methods, ideas, etc.
interactive:…acting one with the other
School Readiness Skills: Phonics, Math and Literature
New Life Preschool makes phonics, math and literature interesting through the Abeka curriculum, fun classroom activities and community performances. New Life Preschool has 30 pre-reading goals and 14 math and numbers goals. Our students enjoy and memorize scripture, stories and poems. These goals include reciting letter sounds, recognizing both capital and lowercase letters, tracing letters and numbers, number formation, counting 1-30 and much more.
The preschool class is happy to provide the children with the opportunity to explore the electronic world of computers. The preschoolers are introduced to basic computer concepts and computer care and are encouraged to enjoy their experience learning by discovery. It is amazing how much they enjoy this media and how much they learn by doing!
Science and Social Studies
New Life Preschool values learning through play and discovery. Our program features daily science and social studies instruction and fun facts that the children learn throughout the school year. A few of the fun facts that they learn are:
- Names of the first 10 U.S. Presidents
- Names of the 11 Indian Tribes
- Weather Instruments
- Types of Clouds
- Characteristics of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, arachnids and insects
These concepts are presented in The Learning Lab through fun activities, art projects, experiments, music and drama. Our dramatic playroom decor and manipulatives are set up to reinforce the weekly themes. Special events are planned that follow the units and theme of the week. Highlights from the past events include:
- Indoor “Ice Skating”
- Rain Forest Tunnel
- Visit with Police Officer
- Fire Trucks
- Garbage Truck
- Treasure Hunt and many more!
Our curriculum also features a Spanish program. Each class has a set of Spanish words, phrases and songs that are presented and rehearsed often. These words and phrases are used in the classroom activities and in daily conversation with the students.
Physical Education is very important for the development of large motor skills. New Life Preschool has large motor physical development goals for the students. During the Winter months, the classes have daily gym time and outside play time during the Fall, Spring and Summer months on our well-equipped playground.
In addition to daily opportunity for expression through the classroom art center, students have art classes each week. Students will bring home expressions of themselves and their learning in their art work. Student art is displayed prominently in the classroom each month.
New Life Preschool operates all 12 months of the year. The year is separated into 2 sessions: The Academic School Year and The Summer Day Camp. Our Academic School Year begins at the end of August and is in session through mid-May. The school year features the Abeka curriculum and other special classes. The program changes for Summer Day Camp which runs from the first week of June through the second week of August. The Summer Day Camp is an activity-based program and features weekly themes, projects, activities, and special days with home-connected events. Age-appropriate education concepts are reviewed each week. One of the highlights of the week is “Water Day” where the children have fun water activities in our 10 foot water slide! Our goal is to have a summer of making memories with friends and fun times.