At New Creations, every day your child will have the chance to explore, discover, learn, and grow. Through a developmental approach, we help your child prepare for kindergarten. Through a Christian lens, our teaching gives your child the opportunity to learn, socialize, and grow emotionally and spiritually.
Each day, your child will enjoy learning about themselves, the world around them, and God’s creation. A typical day goes as follows:
- 9:00-9:15: Greeting Time:. The children arrive, wash their hands, find their names (first and last names by end of the year), and sing songs and do finger plays.
- 9:15-9:20: Small Group Time: The children work on age appropriate academic and fine motor skills such as cutting, writing, counting and so much more.
- 9:20-10:15: Free Choice Time. Children get a chance to choose what they would like to do. They usually can choose between blocks, dramatic play, math manipulative (hands-on learning with counting, sorting, and puzzles), writing, reading corner, art table, and sensory media table. Children tend to go where their own development leads them. This free choice time builds self-esteem and confidence as they challenge themselves, learn, and succeed.
- 10:15-10:30: Clean Up Time. The class learns the importance of teamwork.
- 10:30-10:45: Jesus Time: The children participate in weekly Bible Stories thourhg role playing, songs and repetition. these stories help the children form an understand of God’s love for them.
- 10:45-11: Snack Time: The children pour their own juice, learn table manners, and socialize.
- 11-11:25: Group Time. The children are introduced to a variety of stories, songs, role playing and rhyming activities.
- 11:25-11:55: Gross Motor Skills. The children are able to use the playground to practice climbing, running, jumping, riding bikes and taking turns. During inclement weather a community room is used.
- 11:55-12:00: Closing Time. The children say the end of the day prayer and say their goodbyes.
Letter of the week
We provide a focused, fun way for your child to grasp the letters of the alphabet. Each week of the school year, we focus on one letter, creating a theme through rhyme, song, stories and games, art projects, station creative play, and even snack time. We also provide optional homework lessons to give you a chance to work with your child at home if you wish. The “Letter of the week” introduces, reinforces, and helps your child master letter concepts and sounds, preparing them to read and succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
We typically plan two field trips per year—in the fall we visit the Lord’s Park Museum, and in the spring we visit the Randall Oaks Petting Zoo. Throughout the year, we also plan special events and activities, such as a firefighter visit to learn fire safety and explore an actual firetruck and ambulance, and visits from the Gail Borden Library Readership for stories, songs and fingerplays. Your child will certainly look forward to these exciting learning experiences.
We also do everything we can to include your family as a valued part of your child’s preschool experience. Each week, we send a newsletter home to keep you aware of and involved in what your child is learning. We have an open door policy for parents—please feel welcome to visit at any time. We also offer opportunities throughout the year for parents to help in the classroom.