Preschool/Daycare: We offer classrooms with mixed ages of 3, 4, and 5 year olds with flexible attendance options to meet parents’ busy schedules as well as morning classes for 3 year old students only and morning classes for 4 year old only students. We are very excited about the curriculum we are using called The InvestiGator Club. This literacy rich program builds alphabet recognition and phonemic awareness. Children experiment with basic math concepts through a hands-on curriculum which includes counting, classifying, comparing, sorting, patterning, one-to-one correspondence and number recognition. Creative play and the use of different art media encourage experimenting and problem solving. During the year the children also attend music and library taught by our specialists. Monthly field trips are taken by each class to enhance the curriculum theme. Along with our curriculum we have a Bible story and memory verse each week. Once a week our students attend chapel, music, and library as well. Elective of Spanish, American Sign Language and Piano Keyboarding are also available for education enrichment.
Pre-Kindergarten Programs: These programs are designed for students who will be entering Kindergarten the next school year. The classes emphasize emergent literacy, pre-writing, pre-reading, phonemic awareness and basic math concepts. Each program is structured to develop skills in positive work habits, following directions, working independently, and strengthen listening skills and encouraging personal responsibility. Our desire is to prepare students to meet the State of Oregon kindergarten entry benchmarks.
Here at the Learning Center we strive to help children: