We believe that character training is one of the supreme goals of Christian pre-school education. God says, Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6).
Children must be faithfully trained, line upon line, precept upon precept, day after day after day. We make it our goal to train our pre-school students to:
- Respect authority
- Be attentive
- Obey willingly and immediately
- Apply themselves to task at hand
- Learn rules and apply them
- Do their best with their God given talents
- Work hard
- Develop habits of positive character traits such as self-control and orderliness
Our pre-school academic program goes hand in hand with character training and consists of many subjects, such as: Bible, Language Arts, Numbers, Science, Social Studies and Physical Education.
Daily lessons from the New and Old Testament such as Daniel in the Lion’s Den and the Boyhood of Jesus. Our Bible program includes memorization and recitation of 26 Bible verses and countless praise and worship songs, hymns and choruses. We teach Bible doctrinal drills, for example; “What is Sin?” and “Who is God?”. Character traits such as, attentiveness, are taught on a daily basis along with manners and responsibilities. This program also includes an energetic, spirited weekly chapel service for all Kindergarten classes using dramatic presentations with puppets and skits.
Our Phonics and Reading Program consists of recognition of name, sound and picture of short and long vowels and consonants. Sounding of blends and one and two vowel words. Memorization of many sight words and the reading of paragraphs and stories using the sight words and one and two vowel words taught. In our Cursive Writing Program, we teach formation of all lower case letters and most upper case and the cursive writing of the student’s first name. Poetry is incorporated in the Language Arts program with many poems, nursery rhymes and finger plays committed to memory. Language development and listening skills that include color words and number words, in both English and Spanish, opposites, positional words and rhyming words are also part of this subject.
Includes number recognition and counting 0-100. Understanding the concept of 1-20. Numbers before and after 1-20. Larger and smaller numbers 1-20. Writing numbers 0-20. Counting by tens, fives and twos. Identifying coins, their value and recognition of the presidents on dollar bills. Addition families through 10; example: 6 + 4 = 10. Spelling and recognition of number sight words one through ten using educational songs. Telling time; hour hand, 15, 30 and 45 on the minute hand. Counting to ten in Spanish. Identification of basic geometric shapes in English and Spanish.
The students are taught a variety of topics all revolving around God’s Plan for us and our world; God’s Plan of Creation, God’s Plan for Me, God’s Plan for Days of the Week/Months of the Year/Weather/Seasons, God’s Plan for Seeds/Plants, God’s Plan for Animals and God’s Plan for the Seashore.
The subject matter taught in Social Studies varies from community helpers, to our country, to Children around the world. Includes map studies and the study of famous Americans and famous landmarks of the U.S. and the World.
Supervised play time by the elementary coach and assistant. The students are taught organized team sports, along with occasional obstacles courses.
Our FCA K-4 Program provides an orderly, organized and structured classroom experience for the students, where working hard and doing right are the accepted standard of the pre-scholars. Our students usually find it easy to concentrate on the work laid out before them due to this type of organized setting. Developing character traits and good academic skills will become a natural part of who they are at this very young age with the partnering and cooperation of students, teachers and parents; working together to trains up a child in the way he should go… God’s Way!