Children in the Kinder Prep program explore these concepts, but are not expected to master them all. They learn through hands-on materials, songs and games. They are assessed by observation and samples of their work.
Students learn to hold their pencils correctly, answer questions about stories, repeat simple nursery rhymes, and build listening skills. They learn to recognize, spell, and write their first name and the alphabet. They learn letter names and sounds, concepts of print, and use left to right direction. They develop fine motor skills through scissors, writing, legos, play dough, etc.
Students learn numbers 0-20, counting objects, sorting by color, shape and size, patterns, sizes (small, medium and large), shapes, time (day, night, yesterday, tomorrow), counting by 10's, addition, and subtraction.
Students observe plant growth, weather, seasons, calendar months of the year, days of the week. They measure ingredients for baking, identify basic colors and explore color blending, learn use of magnets and the magnifying glass, and explore the five senses.
Students work in groups, practice sharing and manners, communicate personal needs, practice problem-solving skills, state personal information (first and last name, age, school, city, state, country), explore types of work/workers, learn modes of transportation, participate in projects to help others in need (food drive, Operation Christmas Child, missions, etc.).
Art & Music
Students use a variety of art materials (crayons, markers, watercolor paint, oil pastels, chalk, clay) to create masterpieces, and use children’s instruments for music.
Students listen to Bible stories, memorize verses, sing songs, and come to know God's creation. They learn that plants, animals, and people were specially designed by God. They also learn about God's love, and how God created families to love and take care of each other.