Early Childhood

 

It is our belief that each child is a unique creation of God and is valuable in His sight.  In considering each child as the unique person he or she is, it is our desire to provide a loving and caring environment that will foster an atmosphere for learning.  Our program is based on meeting all the child’s needs: spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual. 

The activities provided during the class day are designed to meet specific goals in each area of development.  The children will develop social interaction skills in a Christian environment.  They will develop physically as we provide a variety of activities for both large and small motor development.  They will grow emotionally as they gain independence and confidence and begin to have control over their emotions. 

Watch our Kindergarteners in action during the KDSK morning news by clicking the photo above.

The biblically-based curriculum helps children learn that they are loved and cared for by God and engenders in them simple but important understandings of God, Jesus, and the Bible.  They will grow intellectually as they learn how things work; listen to stories; and learn about numbers, shapes, and colors.  They will grow and develop through play activities, putting toys away, outdoor play, circle time, arts and crafts, and even snack time.  Their lives will be enriched, their horizons broadened, and their minds and bodies challenged.


TODDLER TIME

  • Students must be 2 years old by August 1st.
  • The 1-day class meets on Wednesday mornings.
  • The 2-day class meets on Monday and Friday mornings.
  • The 3-day class meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.

More information on Toddler Time can be found here.


Preschool

  • Students must be 3 years old by August 1st.
  • The 3-day class meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, with an optional afternoon Early Childhood Enrichment Program.
  • The 5-day class meets Monday through Friday mornings, with an optional afternoon Early Childhood Enrichment Program.
  • Student/teacher ratio is around 8:1.

Pre-Kindergarten

  • Students must be 4 years old by August 1st.
  • The 3-day class meets on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, with an optional afternoon Early Childhood Enrichment Program.
  • The 5-day class meets Monday through Friday mornings, with an optional afternoon
    Early Childhood Enrichment Program.
  • Student/teacher ratio is around 8:1.

Junior Kindergarten

  • This is a transitional class for students who, because of a late birthday or for other developmental reasons, could benefit from an additional year of preschool before entering kindergarten.  Students must be 5 by August 1 or must have already completed a 4-year old preschool  program.
  • The class meets Monday through Friday mornings, with an optional afternoon Enrichment Program.
  • Student/teacher ratio is around  10:1.

Kindergarten

  • Students must be five years old by August 1.
  • This class meets Monday through Friday mornings and is a complete half-day program, including Art, Second Language, and Music. To accommodate families who need a full day plan, there is an optional afternoon Kindergarten Enrichment Program.
  • Student/teacher ratio is around 15:1.

Additional information can be found in the Kindergarten Screening Brochure.

Learning shapes with alligator art

Making new friends

Science experiment on solids and liquids

There were five little heads crowded around me and a book of snowflake photographs. As I turned the page, we sounded like we were watching fireworks with our “oohs and ahhs.” Our amazement turned to worship when an overjoyed boy shouted, “Look what God does!
— Kelly Kenison, KDS Kindergarten Teacher