EARLY LEARNING


EARLY LEARNING

Pre-School is the first step in your child’s academic career. Here, at Atlantic Shores, we believe in great beginnings! Our goal for K3 is the same goal we have for all of our students. We will prepare them academically and spiritually for K4 and beyond. Our program focuses on helping students develop strong biblical values, a firm academic foundation, respect for others, a happy and confident sense of self and the ability to exhibit self-control.

Learning at this stage of a child’s development is accomplished through:

Developmentally based curriculum, social and play activities
Caring, nurturing, and qualified teachers
Unique, creative and stimulating learning environments

Enrollment in this Early Learning Program is limited! If you have an upcoming K3 or K4 student, please lock in your spot early!


Please contact Mrs. Robin Arends at 479-1125 or rarends@shoreschristian.org for more information about this exciting program.

K3 Early Learning Program

Program Overview

K3 is unique: the first year of your child's academic career. It is also the beginning of Atlantic Shores Christian School's Early Learning Program, and we believe in great beginnings! Our goal for K3 is the same goal we have for all of our students. We will prepare them academically and spiritually for K4 and beyond.

Learning at this stage of a child's development is accomplished through:

• Developmentally-based curriculum- social and play activities
• Caring, nurturing, and qualified teachers
• Unique, creative, and stimulating learning environments

Our program focuses on helping students develop strong biblical values, a firm academic foundation, respect for others, a happy and confident sense of self, and the ability to exhibit self-control.


Academic Overview


The Atlantic Shores Christian School K3 program utilizes a thematic approach. Thematic teaching enhances learning by allowing children to make connections between various experiences during their school day. Biblical themes include God Made Me, Bible Heroes, God's Son Jesus, Jesus Loves Me, and The Miracles of Jesus. Our academic themes include The Five Senses, Community Helpers, The Solar System, Weather and Seasons, The Ocean. Using this approach, we focus on Bible stories and verses, reading readiness, math skills, as well as exposure to topics in social studies and science. Along with these learning experiences, students have opportunities for fine and gross motor development. This development is enhanced as the children are afforded time each week to participate in art, music, Shores Outdoors, chapel and PE. The ASCS K3 program excellently provides the foundation for academic success in the future.

School Day and Extended Care


We offer a three day program and a five day program with full and half days available for each. The three day program is available Tuesday through Thursday. The K3 school day begins at 8:20 a.m. and concludes at 3:15 p.m. Half day students also begin their day at 8:20 a.m., but finish their day at 12:10 p.m. Morning extended care is available for an additional charge of $30 per week to K3 students from 6:30 a.m. until 8:05 a.m. Afternoon extended care continues from 3:25 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for an additional weekly charge of $45.

Class Size and Teacher-Student Ratio


The class has one teacher and one assistant. The adult to student ratio is 6 to 7 students for each adult.

Student Requirements:


• Students must turn three by September 30th.
• All students are required to be potty-trained before entering the program. "Pull-ups" are not to be worn.
• K3 students may wear the school uniform, but it is not a requirement.

Snack, Lunch and Rest Time


The children have snack time at school with a healthy snack provided by the parents. For lunch, parents may order from the ASCS cafeteria or send a lunch from home. Full Day students have a nap/rest time every afternoon.


School Communication


Daily activity reports are sent home with the students. Also, quarterly academic reports are sent home.

K4 Early Learning Program

Program Overview

Building upon the foundation set in K3, our K4 program seeks to further your student's readiness for Kindergarten and beyond. Our goal for K4 is to develop in your student a greater awareness of his God-given curiosity and how to use this curiosity to discover the world around him, and in turn, come to know more about his Creator.

Learning at this stage of a child’s development is accomplished through:

• Developmentally appropriate curriculum in Phonics and Mathematics
• Teacher led STEM activities with a focus on child exploration
• Small group instruction and meaningful play centers
• Guided whole group instruction in Phonics and Handwriting
• Introduction to geographical concepts
• Caring, nurturing, and qualified teachers
• Unique, creative, and stimulating learning environments

Our program focuses on helping students develop strong biblical values, a firm academic foundation, respect for others, a happy and confident sense of self, and the ability to exhibit self-control.

Academic Overview


Little minds are developing quickly at this age and are curious about the world around them. With the foundation that God created everything, we offer students the opportunity to use their God-given curiosity to explore the world around them through guided lessons, small group instruction, center based activities, and teacher led STEM explorations. We desire for the student to see the handiwork of God in the creation around them and in turn, deepen their relationship with the Lord. This is further emphasized through the many Specialty classes students attend each week outside of the classroom. Through all of these activities, fine and gross motor skills are strengthened as students are given opportunities to write, draw, create and move. As children work together in a variety of ways, social skills are strengthened and Christ-like character qualities are reinforced. The ASCS K4 program excellently provides the foundation for academic success in the future.

School Day and Extended Care


We offer a five day program with full and half days available. The K4 school day begins at 8:20 a.m. and concludes at 3:15 p.m. Half day students also begin their day at 8:20 a.m., but finish their day at 12:10 p.m. Morning extended care is available for an additional charge of $30 per week to K4 students from 6:30 a.m. until 8:05 a.m. Afternoon extended care continue from 3:25 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for an additional weekly charge of $45.

Class Size and Teacher-Student Ratio


The class has one teacher and one assistant. The adult to student ratio is 7 to 8 students for each adult.


Student Requirements:


• Students must turn four by September 30th.
• K4 students may wear the school uniform, but it is not a requirement.

 

Snack, Lunch and Rest Time


The children have snack time at school with a healthy snack provided by the parents. For lunch, parents may order from the ASCS cafeteria or send a lunch from home. Full Day students have a nap/rest time every afternoon.


School Communication


Daily activity reports are sent home with the students. Also, quarterly academic reports are sent home.