we want each
child to grow
Our school utilizes a whole child approach to curriculum and education.Our daily schedule and curriculum are designed to help each child grow spiritually, socially, academically, and physically. It is our desire to partner with parents in their child’s education by providing a classroom environment that will stimulate learning, socialization, and will help each child grow to their fullest potential.
Here are forms and documents you may find useful throughout the school year.
Preschool Student Handbook
Desired Student Outcomes
Preschool Foundations For Learning
We utilize a variety of curriculum supplements, resources and activities designed to provide our students with experiences in:
(Social, emotional, fine motor,
gross motor, & readiness skills)
Fine Motor Skills & Writing
Gross Motor Skills
Music & Movement
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In addition to a variety of Preschool resources we utilize the A Beka Phonics program, God Impressions Bible Curriculum, and Pre-K Everyday Mathematics (a hands-on math curriclum).
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This year CCYL is proud to include a new STEM lab as part of our program. With a little guidance from us, we can enhance children's opportunities to engage in STEM. Children develop their curiosity and critical thinking skills by exploring STEM activities. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. STEM Education, is a term initiated by the National Science Foundation which, refers to an educational approach which integrates more than one of these disciplines.
Scientific inquiry describes the skills children use to learn about the natural and physical world. Children observe, question, describe, measure, compare, contrast and classify and organize information. They make predictions, document progress, reflect on their work and draw conclusions based on evidence. Children use these skills as they learn about the following branches of science. Physical Science involves learning about properties of objects such as size, shape, rigidity, texture and cause and effect. Children are learning Life Science concepts when they explore and identify natural objects such as rocks, seashells, plants, flowers, trees, water, animals, and insects. When they investigate natural processes such as weather, temperature, or seasons they are practicing Earth Science.
Technology is about using tools and problem solving. During your child’s Lab time your child’s teacher will help to identify a problem and ask all the children to collectively solve it. This encourages children to identify and solve problems. Technology connects well with physical Science and engineering. Children also use tools to change or improve what they already understand as they practice technology. This includes things like ramps to make cars go faster, using binoculars to study birds, or using computers to research or design projects.
Engineering involves designing, creating, solving problems, using a wide range of materials and tools and building things that work as planned. Children learn about engineering when they have opportunities to take things apart to study how they are made and then put them back together. Engineering requires patience, persistence, and resilience. Through engineering, children learn that mistakes are a way of learning and improving.
Children learn Math by practice working with numbers counting objects and learn the symbols and vocabularies related to numbers.They experiment with quantities and begin to do mathematical operations (adding and subtracting). They begin to practice estimating (Size and speed, distance, or amount accuracy). Math also includes learning about measurement, shapes, colors, sizes, patterns, classifying, and time concepts. Math is used in science, technology, engineering, art, and reading. Your child will do science experiments, using measurement, numbers, and charts. They will use calculators and keyboards for technology work, rulers and estimating for engineering projects, lines and shapes in art and patterns in reading. Math is used every day in many ways.