The CCA Kindergarten Program is designed to give students the foundational social, emotional, and academic skills necessary for success in elementary school. Students explore the areas of Bible, Math, Language Arts, and Social Studies using various hands-on, interactive activities.
In Bible, the school year is spent going through an overview of the entire Bible. The first unit is the “Old Testament” in which the students learn key Old Testament accounts from Creation to Jonah. The second unit, “The Gospels and Life of Jesus,” include key accounts from Jesus’ birth through His death and resurrection. The third and final unit is an introduction to the “New Testament” in which students learn how to live while waiting for Jesus’ return. This exciting, Gospel-centered Bible curriculum gives young students a context for who Jesus is and how we are saved through His death and resurrection.
The Kindergarten Math curriculum provides a strong foundation of math skills in preparation for the elementary grades. The children develop number sense through exposure to values in numeric form, on the number line, in ten frames, and with tally marks. Our Kindergarteners work with sorting, patterns, and graphs, with an emphasis on real-world application of these skills. It is our goal for students to leave kindergarten with a firm grasp of addition and subtraction concepts, as well as the ability to count to 100 by ones, twos, fives, and tens. Time-telling, measurement, money concepts, and geometry are also introduced through hands-on exploration, practice, and play.
The Kindergarten Language Arts Program is layered to provide a rich reading and writing experience for our young learners. Central to this program is the teaching of foundational phonics skills. The basic understanding of the relationship between letters and sounds allows our students to quickly recognize and utilize words in writing and in speech. Our Kindergarteners thoughts and ideas matter to us and writing is encouraged from this perspective. We encourage our students to record their ideas for others to read and enjoy.
Reading Comprehension is another integral part of the language arts program. Our teachers model effective comprehension strategies while exposing the students to a variety of authors and genres in children’s literature. The reading strategies are intentional and those which good readers use to make meaning of the text. We also incorporate Guided Reading to provide teachers the opportunity to differentiate reading instruction based upon their students’ varied skill levels.
Able to communicate wants and needs
Able to follow simple directions and obey authority
Able to sustain attention for developmentally appropriate lessons and activities
Able to demonstrate independence in personal care (washing hands, dressing, bathroom, etc.)