The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS/SDE) believe that early learning standards can be a valuable part of a comprehensive, high-quality system of services for young children.
Central Christian Academy supports this belief in our Preschool education department through the use of our comprehensive curriculum planning that encompasses a variety of learning styles.
Our preschool program supports early education through the integration of faith based curriculum, community awareness activities (guest community speakers or demonstrations such as firefighters, Game and Fish Commission Mobile Aquarium, etc.), musical productions, hands-on exploration and teacher-guided classroom discovery.
We believe that your preschool child should learn through a hands-on, exploratory process that is guided by our well educated teachers. From the arrangement of the classroom, to the specific teacher language utilized, your child will learn a variety of skills and concepts to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. Kindergarten readiness is important. We ensure that each child is ready for kindergarten through teaching the Common-Core aligned preschool curriculum, developing individual child portfolios throughout the year and completing individual child learning assessments (such as the Kindergarten Readiness Indicator Checklist http://arkansased.org/parents/pdf/kric_booklet_teachers.pdf).
Some of the activities that we do with our preschool classes include, but are not limited to:
We value communication between parents and teachers. You will receive a daily note that details the curriculum, bible focus, meals and activities enjoyed by your child. We encourage parents to read these daily notes and reinforce the concepts at home. Parent teacher conferences are held twice a year. These conferences ensure that everyone is on the right track for kindergarten readiness, and enable us to work with each parent to meet the needs of their child.
We provide all your child’s meals for breakfast, lunch and PM snack according to the Special Nutrition Program. We post our weekly menu so that you are always informed about our healthy menu. Special dietary restrictions may apply.
Health and Safety is very important at Central Christian Academy. Our staff is diligent in hand washing practices and daily hand washing procedures. In addition, we have magnetic locking security features on the exterior doors and cameras in all of the classrooms.