In the First Baptist Preschool program each child is regarded as God's special creature. Each will be loved as the unique individual he/she is. Curriculum is a well-balanced enrichment program designed to help each child understand his/her relationship with our loving heavenly Father and to experience God's presence in each day of life. Teachers encourage and support children as they build readiness skills for future academic learning and increase competence and independence. Children will be guided into positive social interactions that stress Christian values.
This was found in an article written by Ellen H. Parlapiano published in Scholastic. She had collected this information from a group of what she calls "highly regarded kindergarten teachers". She had asked them to list the skills that they and their colleagues hope new students possess. Here are the top readiness skills that kindergarten teachers are looking for.
1. Enthusiasm Toward Learning
2. Solid Oral-Language Skills
3. The Ability to Listen
4. The Desire to Be Independent
5. The Ability to Play Well with Others
6. Strong Fine-Motor Skills
7. Basic Letter and Number Recognition
This is what we at First Baptist Preschool try to accomplish with our Pre-K program.
Two's - (18mos. By September 1st) - 1 morning a week
Heather Woodall, Director