Preschool and Kindergarten

Curriculum

Christ Church Preschool’s curriculum follows a developmental, multi-sensory approach while also focusing on the academic areas of learning.

Each child’s unique position on the developmental ladder is nurtured through opportunities of meaningful play. Challenging materials and activities are introduced thus enhancing the way for reading, writing and math readiness skills. The student to teacher ratio with experienced staff and well equipped classrooms promote a stimulating and fun learning environment.

The curriculum implemented by the Two and one-half year old program is Frog Street Press. The Three year old program follows The Letter People Curriculum by Abrams and Handwriting Without Tears. The Four year old program teaches from McGraw Hill Imagine It! The Kindergarten program uses SRA Math, Open Court Reading, and Real Science.

Resources

Christ Church Preschool provides enrichment programs in the following areas: Computers/iPads (in the classroom), Spanish, Library, Music Movement, Tennis, Cooking, Art, and Weekly Chapel Services.

Admission Guidelines

Christ Episcopal Church Preschool welcomes all students regardless of race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. The following classes are available based on the child’s age as of September 1 of the academic school year.

Age 2 1/2 (by 9/1 and toilet training established)
8:30am – 12:00noon – Monday/Wednesday/Friday OR Tuesday/Thursday

Age 3 (by 9/1)
8:30am – 12:00noon – Monday/Wednesday/Friday OR Monday – Friday
8:30am – 1:00pm – Monday/Wednesday/Friday OR Monday – Friday

Age 4 (by 9/1)
8:30am – 12:00noon – Monday – Friday
8:30am – 1:00pm – Monday – Friday

Kindergarten
8:30am – 1:00pm – Monday – Friday

Early Drop Off and Extended Day

The Preschool and Kindergarten offers both before and after school care Monday thru Friday. Before school care opens at 7:30am and is available until 8:25am at which time your child is escorted to the appropriate classroom. After school care is available from 12:00noon until 6:00pm on a drop in basis. 24 hours notice is requested to ensure adequate staffing.

Staff

The Staff of Christ Episcopal Church Preschool & Kindergarten are extensively background checked and enrolled in classes with the Department of Children and Families as well as with the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. All Four year old and Kindergarten teachers hold a Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution. All other teachers have a formal degree or its equivalent. All staff are Level 2 background checked through the FBI, drug tested, and must complete 40 hours of training with the state of Florida. Annually staff are required to complete an additional 10 hours of professional development on the education and development of young children. All staff hold current First Aid/CPR certification.