Academics – Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten

Creating Excitement and Openness to Learn

The Toddler, Preschool, and Pre-Kindergarten programs are for children one and a half to four years old. North Valley Christian School offers a full or half-day program for Preschool and Pre-K, with extended care to 6:00 pm daily.

The programs are designed to create an excitement and openness to learning. Formal instruction is coupled with creative play and hands-on experiences, giving each child the skills and motivation to become a successful learner.

The Early Childhood area is a fun place to be. It is the child’s introduction to school. Therefore, we stress learning through exploration and hands-on experiences, as well as formal instruction. Foundational skills of shape and number discrimination are developed in preparation for reading and math. Number concepts are explored through the use of math manipulatives. Science, social studies, and Spanish are also introduced. Games, arts and crafts, and directed play help develop the small and large muscle coordination necessary for reading and writing. Creative and dramatic play, storytelling, music, and art help children discover the world around them and foster their own imaginations and creativity.

Sample Toddler Daily Schedule

7:30-9:00 – Sign In
– Welcome
– Interactive Center Time
9:00-9:30 – Snack & Outside Play
9:30-10:40 – Letter & Color Time
– Sensory Time
– Bible Story
– Music & Movement
– Circle Time (Theme)
– Art
10:40-11:10 – Outdoor Activities

11:10-2:45 – Wash hands
– Lunch
– Story Time
– Nap
2:45-4:30 – Wake Up Time
– Outdoor Play
– Interactive Center Time
4:30-5:00 – Special Activity Time
– Flannel Board Story
– Cooking
5:00-5:30 – Interactive Center Time
– Sign Out

Sample Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Daily Schedule

7:30-9:30 – Sign In
– Outside Play
– Letter Recognition & Sounds
– Language Development
– Classroom Centers
– Show & Tell
– Weekly Theme Instruction
– Bible Story
9:30-10:30 – Snack & Outside Play
10:30-11:30 – Math
– Music
– Spanish
11:30-12:30 – Lunch & Outside Play
12:30-1:00 – Cleanup, wash hands
– Get ready for nap
– Story Time
1:30-3:00 – Nap & Wake Up Time
3:00-4:00 – Snack & Outside Play
4:00-5:30 – Classroom Centers:
Dramatic Play, Art,
Computers, Crafts,
Building Materials
– Cleanup
– Sign Out