Faith Preschool
WELCOME TO FAITH PRESCHOOL
In a loving Christian atmosphere, we offer a well-organized preschool program for the “Whole Child” that meets the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual needs of our students. We provide a positive approach to learning through play and hands on experience. Faith Preschool has been serving community in Huber Heights, Ohio for over 36 years.
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Download the Faith Preschool May 2017 issue of the newsletter.

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What's Happening in the Classroom?
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Mrs. Williams (3's)
Mrs. Morgan (3's)
Mrs.May's (4's)
Mrs. Britt (4's)
Mrs. Feagle's (Kindergarten Readiness)


4 YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL & PRE-K PROGRAM




General Information about 4 Year Old Class

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday                                         
AM Program: 9:15-11:45
Class size will be limited to 22 children. One teacher and one aide will conduct this class. A child who is four years old by September 30th will be considered first to fill classes. 

It is our desire that we provide a quality, educational, preschool experience for each child at Faith Preschool. We want to insure the children are in a loving, Christian environment at all times.  In the 4 year class we provide many activities to insure each child’s social and emotional growth is a healthy one.  Each activity is carefully prepared by the teachers.   The children like to be actively involved and when creating the curriculum, Faith Preschool considered the childrens’ interests first.    

Art is one of the most important parts of the 4's curriculum.  The children are very active in making their “own” art creations.  The teacher will demonstrate the art activity for the day and the students will follow directions and also use their own imagination.  Many art projects allow for freedom with the art supplies to encourage the child to use their imagination.  We continue to develop fine motor skills, such as cutting, writing, and putting puzzles together.

Cooking experiences are included in the 4's curriculum at Faith Preschool.  We teach the children about the major food groups and making good, healthy choices when choosing foods to eat.  The children continue to learn math skills by measuring ingredients.  The children use graphs and charts to show favorite choices of the foods.  Through the cooking experiences, everyone learns to follow directions closely so the outcome of their food is a good one.

Math is taught through various approaches.  The children count each day, learn new numbers, and play games to develop math skills.  Some math games include counting, sorting objects and placing objects in categories.  These techniques are very useful and the children learn so quickly. 

Science experiments help children explore their surroundings.  We discuss bugs, animals, rocks, trees, flowers, weather, and much more.  We even take the children on a nature walk and allow the children the opportunity to tell us about nature and science.  Children always seem to enjoy finding out new information about these topics.

Language Development is extremely important for young children.  Each month we have show and tell, which gives each child a chance to talk about what they brought into show the class.  We always have many discussions about different subjects, flannel board stories, poems, finger plays, and most importantly, books.  We read a book to the children every day they come to class.  Each child is given a “library card” to use throughout the year at the Faith Preschool Library.  Each child will check out one book weekly and keep it in the classroom to use.  Each child will learn the responsibility for having a library card, and keeping their book in good condition.  This is a great opportunity to encourage children to love books, and learn to read.  We hope by the end of the preschool year, each child will go to their local library and get their own library card to use.  Parents are frequently encouraged to read to their child everyday to insure success in their child’s schooling in the years to come.

Dramatic play and music and movement encourages free expression and also allows the children to use their imagination.  We give the children many opportunities on a daily basis to use the puppets, dress up clothes, blocks, and many others.  Music is a very important part of the preschool experience for young children.  We use music to teach the children their alphabet, numbers, shapes, days of the week, and the months of the year.  The children also sing “You’re A Grand Old Flag” everyday they attend class.  The 4's classes have a Christmas and spring program where the children sing for their audience.  The children always love to perform for their family and friends.

Physical Development is also included each day through using large muscle play on our playground or the children will play in the large muscle room.  We have big balls for the children to use, tricycles, parachutes, soccer balls, basket balls, kick ball, and many other games for the children to get actively involved in their physical environment.  We teach that exercise is a very important part of being healthy.

One on one instruction is provided for children that need the “extra” push or help before entering kindergarten.  Parents may request this help from the director or teacher at anytime during the year.  We are always willing to help all children be the best that they can be.  Our teachers are very dedicated to teaching young children and are available for conferences at any time during the year when one is requested.
     

Curriculum

The four-year-old class curriculum follows the standards set by the State of Ohio for preschoolers.  We try our very best to make sure each child receives the best education possible to prepare them for kindergarten. 

SEPTEMBER

  • Letters - Aa, Ss, and Rr
  • Number – 4, four, cuatro
  • Shape - circle
  • Color – red, rojo
  • Word Wall Words: the, I, was & red
  • Weather Week
  • Space/Planets Week - (each child colors an astronaut to hang up in our rooms.)
  • Community Helpers Week – Mail Box sensory
  • Fire Safety and Take a “safety” walk and talk about traffic symbols and safety signs and police.
  • Start to learn their phone numbers and addresses
  • Introduce some words in Spanish, (numbers & colors)
  • Kindness…-“Be kind and compassionate to one another…” Ephesians 4:32

OCTOBER

  • Letters, Ff, Hh, Oo & Pp
  • Number – 5, five, cinco
  • Colors – Orange, anaranjado and Black, negro
  • Shape – triangles
  • Word Wall Words – for, to, you, black & orange
  • Fire safety
  • Fire Station Field Trip
  • Measurement Week (We will be making Apple dumplings)
  • Opposites Week
  • Fall Week – We will talk about autumn, pumpkins, etc.
  • Patterns Week- AB, ABC & AABB Patterns
  • Field trip to Fulton Farms (possibly early November)
  • Fall Harvest Party
  • Self-Control… -"So think clearly and exercise self-control." 1 Peter1:13

NOVEMBER

  • Letters Ii, Tt, and Vv,
  • Number 6, six, seis
  • Color – brown, café
  • Shape – Square
  • Word Wall Words – Said, on, and & brown
  • Voting Week-Election Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Library Week-Importance of Reading, talk about the diff. parts of the books
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Turkeys, Pilgrims & Native Americans Week
    Thanksgiving Feast (The children get to wear a hat to the feast.)
  • Peace ~ “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts…” Colossians 3:15

DECEMBER

  • Letters - Cc and Ll
  • Number – 3, three, tres
  • shape - Star
  • Color - green, verde
  • Word Wall Words – It, his, they, green
  • Music Week
  • Transportation Week
  • Christmas
  • Baby Jesus
  • Christmas program
  • Joy ~ “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord…” Psalm 95:1

JANUARY

  • Letters - Jj, Nn, and Ww
  • Numbers – 1, one, uno & 2, two, dos
  • Shape - Rectangle
  • Colors – Blue, azul and white, blanco
  • Word Wall Words – he, of, that, white & blue
  • Snow & Ice Week-Talk about winter
  • Hibernation/Winter Animals week
  • Day vs. Night week
  • Nursery rhymes & Rhyming Week
  • Hibernation day (children can wear their pj’s to school and bring a Stuffed winter animal in.)
  • Naturalist visits
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Gentleness ~ “let your gentleness be evident to all.” Philippians 4:5

FEBRUARY

  • Letters - Dd, Ee, and Zz
  • Numbers – 0, zero, cero & 10, ten, diez
  • Shape - Heart
  • Color – pink, rosa
  • Word Wall Words – but, a, in & pink
  • Groundhog’s Day
  • A healthy heart/Heart health/exercise
  • Valentine’s Day - Valentine’s party
  • Imagination Week
  • President’s Day
  • Dental health
  • Food Plate Week, fruit, veggies, grains, meat, dairy and junk foods
  • Love ~ “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34

MARCH

  • Letters - Mm, Gg, and Yy
  • Number – 7, seven, siets
  • Colors - Rainbow & Gray, gris
  • Shape – Diamond
  • Word Wall Words – she, had, yes, gray & rainbow
  • Grocery Store, Money, Saving money
  • Science Week
  • Five Senses Week – Look, See, Taste, Hear, Feel
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Easter egg hunt and Party for Easter (May be in April depending on date.)
  • Spring
  • Seasons – Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
  • Goodness ~ And do not forget to do good and to share with others… Hebrews 13:6

APRIL

  • Letters - Xx and Kk
  • Number – 9, nine, nueve
  • Color – purple, púrpura
  • Shape - oval
    Word Wall Words – no, or & purple
  • Easter
  • Jesus
  • Flowers/plants/Seeds – how they grow
  • Insects, bugs, Butterflies
    Watch the life cycle of a few butterflies
  • Birds and their nests; ducks, flamingo, penguins, birds, cardinal
  • Faithfulness~ Let love and faithfulness never leave you… Proverbs 3:3

MAY

  • Letters - Bb, Qq and Uu
  • Number – 8, eight, ocho
  • Color – yellow, Amarillo
  • Word Wall Word - yellow
  • Family Week (including Mother’s Day & Father’s Day)
  • Summer
  • Kindergarten
  • Picnics
  • Spring program
  • Picnic at Wegerzyns
  • Graduation
  • Patience~ …be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

Learning Centers

FREE PLAY- Children will have an opportunity to choose a variety of activities (free play) every day, including manipulative, dramatic play, blocks, listening center, library, science corner, and cooperative play.  This time is also for the creative activity of the day, connected with the day’s lesson plan.

GROUP TIME- Periods of quiet alternating with periods of activity, pledge of allegiance, weather, calendar, story time, show and tell, games, records, songs, musical instruments, finger plays, conversations, and other activities for the group together.

ARTS AND CRAFT- Challenging gross and fine motor activities, hand-eye coordination with all kinds of painting (easel, finger, water color, feather, string etc.), cutting, gluing, pasting, including collage items.  Activities with play-doh, water play, games, and small manipulative play, which includes readiness activities (basic colors, shapes, math skills, matching, and change of seasons).

OUTDOOR PLAY-MUSCLE ROOM- Teachers encourage outside play, weather permitting.  A variety of equipment is provided for children to develop their bodies and coordination with climbing, crawling, and sliding.  Sandbox, circle cycle, and snaps crawl set develop gross motor skills.  The muscle room is used when the children are unable to go outside.  Tricycles, wagons, moon buggy and other toys are used in the hallways. We will not go out if it is raining, snowing, or too cold.  The staff will decide to limit outdoor play due to weather or safety concerns.

Bulletin Board

Throughout the year, teachers will post monthly newsletters and lesson plans in this section of the website so parents may know what stories and activities are taking place in their child’s classroom. This information will also be posted on the bulletin board inside the school.   Newsletters are written and sent home with students at the beginning of each month.  Snack lists are also posted. Please read newsletter and check our calendar for important dates.