Curriculum

ImageThe 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.