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)


KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM






General Information about 4 Year Old Class Monday through Friday
AM Program: 9:15-11:45
Class size will be limited to 22 children. One teacher and one aide will conduct this class.

Our kindergarten readiness program is designed to foster an early love of learning and to develop skills and attitudes essential for success in school. Our curriculum encourages little learners to be active and creative explorers. Traditional school subjects including Literacy, Math, Science, Creative Arts, Technology and Bible are taught through each week’s theme, allowing for an engaging school day. Through integrated units of study, children have an opportunity to learn through center activities, music, art, and play. 

Curriculum

Children in our program will explore these concepts, but are not required to master them before entering Kindergarten. Children learn these concepts at their own pace. What is learned in the Kindergarten Readiness class is considered a "bonus". Children will be taught with hands-on materials, songs, and games. They will be assessed by observation and work samples.

Math

  • Numerals 1-20
  • Counting objects to 10 or more
  • One-to-one correspondence of objects
  • Sorting by various attributes: color, shape, size
  • Patterns: AB, AABB, ABC
  • Sizes: small, medium, large
  • Shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle
  • Matching: symbols, shapes, patterns, etc.
  • Same and Different
  • More, Less, Same
  • Time: Day and Night
  • Money: Explore through games, songs, and pretend play
  • Graph, chart and record data
  • Explore measurement

Literacy

  • Daily exposure to alphabet: letter names and sounds
  • Recognize, spell, write first name
  • Hold a pencil, marker, crayon correctly
  • Retell familiar stories
  • Draw pictures and dictate sentences about stories and experiences
  • Answer questions about stories
  • Repeat simple nursery rhymes and fingerplays
  • Concepts of print: left to right direction, holding a book right-side-up
  • Build new vocabulary
  • Learn sight words
  • Build listening skills
  • Strengthen visual discrimination
  • Sequencing
  • Develop fine motor skills: play dough, scissors, writing utensils, Legos, etc.

Science

  • Explore science tools: magnets, magnifying glasses, etc.
  • Experience the world through nature walks and other explorations
  • Observe insect life
  • Observe plant growth
  • Observe weather and plant life during each season
  • Measure and mix ingredients in cooking activities
  • Identify basic colors and explore color mixing
  • Make observational drawings and dictation
  • Explore the world with the five senses
  • Investigate animals, the homes they live in, the food they eat

Creative Arts

  • Explore a variety of art processes: painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, etc.
  • Use a variety of art materials: crayons, tempera paint, watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, oil pastels, art chalk, clay
  • Experiment with mixing paint colors
  • Sing traditional songs and songs that enhance the curriculum
  • Participate in movement songs and dances
  • Use scarves, rhythm sticks, and bean bags to practice rhythms
  • Use a variety of children's instruments
  • Participate in dramatic play
  • Dramatize familiar stories
  • Act out the movements and sounds of animals

Social Skills

  • Practice problem-solving skills in social situations
  • Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects
  • Share classroom materials with the group
  • Practice using manners: please, thank you, excuse me, table manners
  • Communicate his/her needs
  • Take care of his/her own basic needs: clean up, roll up nap pad, fasten clothing, use tissue as needed, etc.
  • State personal information: first and last name, age, school name, city, state, country
  • Explore types of work and workers
  • Explore modes of transportation
  • Participate in projects to help others in need: Ronald McDonald House project

Technology

  • Use computer programs to create picture stories
  • Use a computer mouse: click, click and drag
  • Use the Internet to explore kid-friendly websites
  • Click-N-Read program

Religion

  • Listen to Bible stories
  • Recognize that plants, animals, and human beings are God's creations
  • Recognize that God created families to love and take care of one another
  • Learn about God's love
  • Listen to stories of the life of Jesus
  • Learn Jesus' teachings to love God and love others


5-Year Olds Schedule A.M./Room 9
 9:30- 10:10   Children’s Arrival/Free Play
                      Large Muscle Play/Outside
10:10-10:30   Circle Time
10:30-10:40   Bathroom
10:40-10:50   Story Time
10:50 –11:10  Snack
11:10-11:50   Art
11:50-12:00   Group Time and Departure

5-Year Olds Schedule A.M./Room 6
  9:30- 9:45    Children’s Arrival
  9:45-10:30   Art
10:30-10:50   Circle Time
10:50-11:00   Bathroom
11:00-11:20   Snack
11:20-11:45   Free Play-Large Muscle Play/Outside
11:45-12:00   Story Time

5-Year Olds Schedule P.M./Room 9
12:30-1:10   Children’s Arrival/Free Play
                     Large Muscle Play/Outside
   1:10-1:30   Circle Time
   1:30-1:40   Bathroom
   1:40-1:50   Story Time
   1:50-2:10   Snack
    2:10-2:50  Art
    2:50-3:00  Departure Time

5-Year Olds Schedule P.M./Room 6
12:30-12:45  Children’s Arrival
12:45-1:30   Art
  1:30-1:50   Circle Time
  1:50-2:00   Bathroom
  2:00-2:20   Snack
  2:20-2:45   Free Play/Large Muscle Play/Outside
  2:45-3:00   Story Time and Departure

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.