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Young 5s Program Overview

Schedule: Monday – Friday

Half Day – 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Full Day – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Purpose: Prepare students for our full-day Kindergarten the following year.

Student Criteria

  • Our program is intended for older four-year olds and younger five-year-olds who are not quite ready for our full-day Kindergarten program.
  • Students must turn four by August 1.
  • Maximum of 14 students with one teacher.

Primary Objectives

  • Develop important building-block skills for reading, writing, speaking and listening – core components of a classical education.
  • Learn that school is a joyful, loving place.
  • Learn habits of courtesy, self-control and caring for one another.
  • Learn through discovery and hands-on activities.
  • Enjoy daily teaching of God’s word; learn to pray with and for each other.
  • Develop habits of orderliness and attentiveness.

Curriculum Overview

  • Reading – Lay a solid phonics-based foundation for reading, develop phonemic awareness skills; listen daily to classic children’s stories; learn letter sounds and proper written formation; strengthen language comprehension and build vocabulary.
  • Math – Develop strong number sense with concrete manipulatives and fun math activities.
  • Science – Encourage exploration and discovery, as well as integrate math and science with hands-on investigations related to the fall, winter and spring.
  • Bible – Daily Bible stories and prayer time
  • Music – Weekly music classes
  • Arts and crafts - integrated with subjects studied
  • Daily recitation time – poems, songs, Bible memory verses

Additional Details

  • Students will wear the same uniform as our K students.
  • Students will bring a snack, water bottle, small backpack or satchel.
  • Students who attend full day may bring a small blanket, pillow, or stuffed toy to sleep with during nap time.
  • Same application process as for K, except no assessment is needed.
  • Students will have a daily outdoor play time (weather permitting).