Our goal at Destiny Christian Preschool is to ensure our four and five-year-olds are ready for Kindergarten socially, emotionally and academically. Our teachers provide opportunities for children to experiment with their growing need for freedom and independence in a safe setting. Knowing that children this age like to ask how and why questions, our teachers focus on classroom experiences that provide opportunities for children to explore and investigate. Academic instruction focuses on basic phonics using the Alphafriends program, proper writing techniques, writing letter and numbers, counting, sorting, and attention to detail in drawing. Children actively experience the awe and wonder of God’s creation as they learn He cares for them. They learn Bible lessons and memorize verses emphasizing God’s goodness, Jesus’ love for children, and the plan of salvation. Group activities that make each child feel important and worthwhile become essential experiences. Experiences in the Jungle Flyers classroom are designed to maximize the hours children spend at school.
Children who stay after lunch have the option of napping on the Nap Train or resting on the Rest Train. The Nap Train sleeps from 12:45pm to 2:45pm each day. The Rest Train goes outside after lunch from 12:45pm to 2:00pm, then comes inside to rest on a mat for approximately 30 minutes.
All of our preschool classes follow the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence to hit learning standards across the domains. Visit their website at : Core Knowledge and download the Content and Skill Guidelines for Preschoolers for an overview. Our Bible instruction is woven throughout our day and we use Purposeful Design Bible Curriculum for that. Visit ACSI Purposeful Design for an overview. Handwriting Without Tears helps teachers instruct children with proper letter formation IPads are used with a stylus with the Handwriting Without Tears app. Visit the Handwriting Without Tears website for more information.
7:00 Center Opens, Breakfast is Served
8:00 Transition to Classrooms for Exploratory Play
8:58 Doors Open for 9am Drop Off
9:00 Sign-In & Learning Centers
9:20 Circle & Bible
10:00 Snack / Outside
10:45 Writing Centers
11:15 Exploratory Play & Math Centers
12:15 Learning Extension
1:00 Bathroom / Outside
1:30 Nap Time / Exploratory Play
2:00 Rest Time
2:45 Rise and Shine
3:00 Dismissal for 3pm pick up
3:30 Afternoon Activities including indoor and outdoor play
6:00 Center Closes