Discovery/Jungle/Sky Pre-K

Pre-Kindergarten 4 and 5 Year Olds
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, 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 Sky Pilot 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. Our teachers use Alphafriends instruction for phonics. Click here for an overview of Alphafriends.  
Sample Class Schedule

9:00     Centers

9:20     Circle

9:45     Bathroom

10:00   Snack / Outside

10:30   Circle

10:45   Writing Centers

11:15   Exploratory Play
11:30   Dismissal for 1/2 day class

11:35   Bathroom

11:45   Lunch

12:15   Exploratory Play
12:30   Dismissal for 1/2 day class

1:00     Bathroom / Outside

2:00     Rest

2:45     Rise and Shine

3:00     Dismissal

3:15     Snack

3:30     Afternoon Activities including indoor and outdoor play
6:00     Center Closes

Destiny Christian Preschool