The Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten program is designed to provide a warm and caring environment for young children, a place they want to be. The activities and curriculum for each class are geared to the emotional, physical, cognitive and social developmental stages of each group of children. This program provides an opportunity for the children to grow together as a group — to develop strong relationships that will bond them in a spirit of togetherness as they move through the Sunday School program.
For toddlers through 3 years of age, enough routine is provided to give them a sense of stability and trust, as well as a significant amount of play time. Other activities like snack, craft and story time always take place in a predictable order so the children can develop a sense of what will come next and feel secure. The curriculum focuses on the child’s self-awareness.
The 4 and 5 year olds have a curriculum based on the book Love Your Neighbor written by Ethical Culture Leader Arthur Dobrin. The book and its accompanying curriculum teach the children about respect for others and themselves using animals in engaging stories and activities which encourage kids to problem solve for the characters.
The curriculum for all pre-schoolers is play-based and encourages cooperation and respect for themselves and their classmates.