Pre-K and K Program Objectives

The ECA Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs provide developmental and academic activities designed to guide a child and stimulate a spirit of curiosity as they learn about the world around them and about his/her Creator in a controlled and carefully planned environment. Our program includes, but is not limited to the following instructional areas and their objectives.

Pre-Kindergarten (4 years old by September 15th)

Provide children with opportunities to experience and practice social skills within the control of the school environment, to develop personal qualities of initiative, self-confidence, and cooperation. Opening Exercises
  • Provide a secure environment and an encouraging atmosphere in which every child can develop fully and confidently to the best of his or her ability
Bible Lessons
  • To stress Jesus’ care and goodness to us in our daily lives
  • To learn weekly Scripture verses
  • To develop a foundation of Biblical truths through books, songs and stories
Reading, Writing and Math
  • Help children to use language for understanding and communicating thoughts
  • To speak and write effectively
  • To listen to, read and understand a variety of written material
  • To recognize numbers and letters
  • Introduced to the proper formation of numbers and letters
  • Provide children with a wide range of mathematical experiences involving the development of knowledge, skills, concepts and processes relevant to the world we live in
Unit Studies
  • Stimulate a spirit of curiosity, inquiry and caring for the world God made
  • Encourage children to develop an open and receptive attitude to all aspects of the aesthetic curriculum: art, dance, drama and music
  • Encourage a positive approach to the development of skillful body-management and an overall appreciation of health

Kindergarten (5 years old by September 15)

Opening Exercises
  • To strengthen social skills, to learn national and Christian pledges, to learn that prayer is communicating with God
  • To continue to explore concepts of time, the date, monetary units, counting, temperature, seasons, and weather
Bible Lessons (CSI)
  • To emphasize God’s place in daily living
  • To learn through Bible stories the truths of God’s plan and care for His people
  • To learn to apply Scriptural truths and concepts in everyday situations
  • To memorize Scripture from the Old and New Testament as we “hide God’s word in our hearts” Psalm 119:11
  • To recognize God as our helper and best friend
Language Arts (Open Court)
  • To correctly form letters
  • To practice and refine the following skills: proper pencil grip, left to right progression, rhyming, antonyms, synonyms
  • To apply knowledge of the letters and their sounds as the process of reading and writing words is encouraged
  • To reinforce reading skills, phonics is emphasized along with the memorization of high frequency words as sight words
  • Exposure to a variety of literature types
  • Introduction to grammatical concepts such as capitalization and punctuation, which will be applied to student’s own writing
  • Begin to understand parts of speech: nouns, verbs and adjectives
  • Build enthusiasm to read, especially in relation to reading Scripture and understanding Biblical truths for themselves!
Math (Saxon)
  • To properly form numbers
  • To develop mathematical thought processes including: number concepts, patterning, graphing, telling time, counting money, using manipulatives such as pattern blocks, linking cubes, clocks, money, tangrams, and geograms
  • Addition and subtraction
Science & History Unit Studies (MacMillan & Veritas Press)
  • To learn concepts related to animals, weather, food and nutrition, the five senses, plants, and holidays
  • To take field trips to enhance classroom and learning experiences
  • To understand that God is the Creator of all and that all He created is wonderfully made!
  • To understand timelines
  • To begin to see how past events influence the present
  • To learn where we live and our place in history