Classes and Curriculum

Half-day kindergarten Class (5 and 6 year olds)

Monday-Friday from 9:15am-11:45am
Be five years old by August 31st. (4 year olds with Sept/Oct birthdays, who have been enrolled previously in a preschool program, please inquire with the director about Kindergarten registration.)


Our half day kindergarten program uses Abeka curriculum and begins with a traditional philosophy of education. The framework empowers teachers to focus students’ attention on the material they need to learn, in a context and sequence that will help them learn it best. Teaching from a practical, traditional approach will develop your students intellectually. They’ll be able to demonstrate appropriate grade level knowledge aligned with scope and sequence, achieve or exceed grade level expectations.

Letters and Sounds curriculum uses age appropriate phonics exercises to help your child associate pictures and words, enhance their vocabulary, develop reasoning and listening skills, and follow directions. Your child will apply his/her understanding of one and two vowel words, special phonics sounds, and blends to create words, finish sentences, solve puzzles, and color pictures. In the numbers and math curriculum your child will build a strong arithmetic foundation at this early age. Your child will learn numbers concepts from 1-100 and practical skills including telling time, bill and coins value, using the calendar, and much more. In social studies, your student will get introduced to simple geography concepts and the beginnings of American history.  Your child will enjoy learning interesting facts from different countries, meeting children around the world, and understanding the roles of different community helpers.

PRESCHOOL CLASS (3 and 4 year olds)

Tuesday and Thursday from 9:15am-11:45am
Must be three years old and potty trained by August 31st

Pathways for Preschool encourages three and four year old students to love learning. Our curriculum uses a center-based, hands-on approach to learning in order to allow each child to learn at their own developmental level and ability. Each lesson incorporates age-appropriate lessons in language arts,
pre-reading skills, phonics, math, handwriting, social studies, and science.

Pre-K Class (4 and 5 Year Olds)

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:15am-11:45am
Must be four years old by August 31st

Footsteps for Fours prepares your preschool child for a lifetime of learning! Our curriculum helps prepare children for kindergarten by reinforcing their pre-reading, phonics, and letter recognition skills, and introducing them to math, social studies, and science through age-appropriate songs, rhymes, games, crafts, circle time for groups, and centers for each child. The curriculum also includes optional lessons for advanced children who are ready to read.

Sample Daily Schedule for Pre-School classes

9:15-9:30 - Warm Up: Children talk with their friends while doing a letter, number or activity page.

9:30-9:45 - Calendar (Small Groups): Children move into a small group where they will participate in opening songs, calendar, weather, hundreds chart, and comprehension lessons.
9:45-10:00 - Bible (Small Groups switch): The small group then transitions to a bible time. There is an age-appropriate bible story with comprehension questions, songs, activity pages, and prayer.
10:00-10:25 - Centers: Children choose from a large selection of learning centers daily. Their options include: library, manipulative, puzzles, sensory table, blocks, dramatic play and art centers for the children to rotate through.
10:25-10:50 Restrooms and Snack Time
10:50-11:00 - Enrichment: This is a time to work on “taking the lesson further.” We will do games, drama, phonics, math, science, and art during this time.
11:05-11:30 - Outdoor: The children get to go out to a large, fenced, age appropriate playground where they get physical exercise, fresh air, and play time!
11:35-11:45 - Read Aloud: A picture book is read aloud to reinforce the learning, theme, and general education happening in the classroom.
11:45 - Dismissal