The curriculum for our program is activity based using the state mandated program,Creative Curriculum and the Tennessee Early Childhood Early Learning Development Standards. Opportunities are provided for observation and hands-on experiences. Children learn by doing and by exploring the environment using all the senses. It is a child-centered program directed toward encouraging children to become independent learners and to project the feeling that learning is fun.
In school, a child is always learning and developing. Each day brings opportunities to play, investigate, and explain ideas through:
(A) Group Experience – Planning, working, and playing in an organized experience so that desirable habits, attitudes, independence, and responsibility are established.
(B) Creative Experience – Self-expression through the use of paints, clay, crayons, manual tools, and other materials.
(C) Language Experience – Enjoying stories, verse, conversation, and dramatization.
(D) Math Experience – Experiences with sizes, shapes, colors, likenesses, and differences.
(E) Social Relationships – Experiences in family living, what families do, how they dress, and where they live.
(F) Science – Based on nature study. Making observations and drawing conclusions about the change in temperature, seasons, environment, animals and people.
(G) Music Experiences – Responding rhythmically to songs, singing, and listening to music. Music classes will be held each Thursday and Friday.
(H) Health and Safety – Learning food health habits, acquiring an intelligent understanding of safety rules.
(I) Physical Experiences – Outdoor play and exercise.
(J) Religious Development - Chapel will be held each Monday and Tuesday morning. During the year, services will include Bible stories and church songs.