Our family has loved the Early Learning Program at Shores! We feel so blessed that all three of our children have been at Shores for these formative years. It is a wonderful combination of Christ-centered academics, character building, and caring for the whole child.
Our wonderful teachers have loved on our children with genuine affection, and as parents, we have always felt heard. When one of our children experienced latent difficulty transitioning mid-fall, her teacher met with us right away. She opened her ears and heart to our concerns, prayed over us and our daughter, and implemented strategies for her the very next day. Our teachers feel like our partners and our kids feel at home. And we’re confident our children will be more than ready for the upper years of schooling!
There have been many times where we’ve noticed our children say they get to go to school rather than have to go to school. It’s a real reflection of their early love of learning at a school they love.
~Grace Marshburn, ASCS Parent
"At Atlantic Shores we are a family. Beginning with our youngest students, we seek to offer an atmosphere that feels like a second home. Our teachers are loving, experienced and dedicated to providing an amazing first school experience. Whether this is your child’s first time being away from home or he/she has been in another program, we hope that you will find peace of mind when entrusting your child to us. Each of our teachers feel called to work with young students to mold and shape their minds and hearts the way Jesus did. Jesus had a special place in his heart for the little children, and our teachers do as well.
Our desire is to educate the whole child at a developmentally appropriate level. We seek to prepare our students to enter elementary school with a firm foundation spiritually, academically, socially, physically and emotionally. Luke 2:52 says, 'And Jesus grew in wisdom (cognitive) and stature (physical), and in favor with God (spiritual) and man (social and emotional).' With the Word of God as our foundation, we would love the opportunity to partner with you to lead your student into a higher level of excellence."
~Jennifer Maggiore, Early Learning Director
Please contact Mrs. Robin Arends at 479-1125 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this exciting program.
Academically, we strive to create an environment that stimulates a student’s natural curiosity about their world. Knowing that God created everything and He is a creative God, we encourage students to explore the world around them, ask questions, discover nature and make connections. Our K3 and K4 programs are academically based with an emphasis on rich literature integration, small group instruction and meaningful learning centers. Letter knowledge and beginning reading skills are taught through thematic units as well as creative play centers, such as visiting the donut shop and paying with money or practicing patterns while building a burger at the burger barn. We believe that learning should be fun and activities should be engaging.
Our Kindergarten program is academically strong and many of our students leave Kindergarten reading fluently. Phonics decoding skills are taught and practiced daily in leveled reading groups. Our students use math manipulatives to practice and visualize math concepts. Small group instruction is used to maximize student learning potential while offering opportunities for independent learning at STEM centers. Our Kindergarten is structured to allow each student to be challenged and advance at his own unique pace.
K3, K4, K5: Half Day – 8:20-12:10 Full Day – 8:20-3:15
(K3 offers a 3 day program – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Extended Care: 6:30am-8:05am - $30; 7:35am-8:05am - $10; 3:25pm-6:00pm - $45