Challenger Pre-K

( Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday or )

Must turn 4 on or before May 31

Sessions

9:00AM - 2:00PM

Extend your child’s preschool day by enrolling them in our Challenger class. In our Challenger program, your child will dive into the beautiful world of children’s literature. Through this fully thematic curriculum, your child will become familiar with both authors and illustrators, learn mathematical concepts, explore scientific discoveries through experimentation and play, and be introduced to beginning reading and language skills through phonics. Our program encourages creativity and promotes both social and academic confidence.

This class will be offered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to those children who will turn four years old by May 31st prior to the start of the school year. Your child will bring his/her lunch to school and eat lunch with their classmates. Their day will end at 2:00 p.m.

Thematic learning is optimal for early childhood.  Children will make sense of their world and make higher level cognitive connections through thematic learning. Our world is all interconnected as part of God’s orderly plan.

Through this challenging program each student will be fully equipped for kindergarten success and will be more prepared to make connections in their everyday world.

Our list of authors/illustrators include:

September – Stephen Kellogg
October – Lois Ehlert
November –Julie Flett
December – Ezra Jack Keats
January – Jan Brett
February – “Diversity”
March – Leo Lionni
April – Tomie dePaola
May – Christopher Silas Neal

Daily Schedule

(Schedule will vary based on activities)

Centers:  Social, Language, Math, Science
Phonics and Handwriting:
Wilson Fundations®;  Learning Without Tears®
Craft Activity or Art Appreciation
Circle Time:  
Interactive Activity, Calendar, Pledge, Weather, Story, Songs and Finger plays
Music/Creative Movement and/or Outdoor Time:  
The children enjoy our spacious, fenced-in playground area as often as possible or play downstairs in our large recreation hall.
Snack
Bible Circle Time:  
Bible Story, Songs, Prayer time
Recess and Lunch
Gathering Activity
Journaling and more centers
Circle Time
Prayer Time
Get ready for dismissal

General Overview of Field Trips and Special Events

September:
Field Trip to Gardner’s Greenhouse and Nursery
October:
Harvest Party
November:
Field trip to The Mill at Anselma. We also explore life of the Lenape through the Lenape Life Traveling Trunk from the Chester County Historical Society
December:
Our Christmas program is not to be missed. This unique portrayal of Jesus’ birth will warm your heart!
January:
Field trip to West Chester University Planetarium and visit from Indian Run Environmental Education Center
February:
Field trip to Chester County Historical Society
March:
Easter Celebration!
April:
Field trip to Marsh Creek State Park
May:
Family Fun Festival and Graduation