Pre-Kindergarten

Bible

The Pre-Kindergarten Bible curriculum allows young children to learn about the amazing character of God - His awesome power and strength, His omnipresence, and His gracious love and forgiveness - through age-appropriate Bible stories, music, discussion, and hands-on activities.

Text: ACSI Purposeful Design

Language Arts

The Pre-Kindergarten Language Arts curriculum is a phonics-based program emphasizing letter recognition and identification, letter sounds, and age-appropriate sight word instruction. Early literacy skills such as print concepts, beginning/ending sounds in words, and comprehension are introduced and practiced regularly.

Text: ACSI Purposeful Design, Zoo Phonics, Handwriting Without Tears

Math

The Pre-Kindergarten Math curriculum emphasizes number skills and counting while incorporating age-appropriate math concepts such as using a calendar, colors, shapes, patterns, and skip counting.

Text: ACSI Purposeful Design

Social Studies and Science

Pre-Kindergarten Social Studies and Science themes are based on seasons including Fall/Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter/Hibernation, Spring/Plants/Insects, and Summer Fun/Ocean. Social Studies and Science activities are embedded in these units throughout the year in the form of class projects, special days, field trips, and children’s literature.

Enrichment (offered once a week)

Spanish

Lower School Spanish covers the basics of the spoken Spanish language. This includes conversational phrases as well as vocabulary such as colors, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, food, parts of the body, etc. Students will also study an introduction to the cultures of several Spanish-speaking countries around the world.

Physical Education

Students will develop the ability to perform a variety of basic and advanced movements through games and activities to enhance fitness levels.

Art

Lower school Art at Prince Avenue exposes students to the world of art by introducing famous works of art, art movements, and a variety of different art materials from paint to clay to paper mache. We focus on incorporating the elements of art and principles of design into our daily projects. Students enjoy experiencing art critiques and discussing art from all over the world.

Music

Elementary music at Prince Avenue is a 7 year program which lays the foundation of the fundamentals of music – proper singing, steady beat, basic rhythms and notation – to move our students from simple songs to musicals, from classroom instruments to beginning band in order to prepare them for future musical growth and development.

Library

Pre-Kindergarten students are read a Bible verse and story each week to coordinate with holidays, seasons, or Pre-Kindergarten units of study. Students do not check out books but are given time to browse a variety of books.