Fireflies- 4.0-entering 1st grade


AGE REQUIREMENTS: 4.0 yrs old - entering 1st grade

POTTY TRAINING: Must be fully self-sufficient

SCHEDULE OPTIONS:
5 DAYS (Monday-Friday):

Part-Time (8:30 am-2:30 pm) - Mandatory Minimum Schedule 
Full-Time (6:30 am-6:00 pm)

RATIO: 1:12

DESCRIPTION FOR FIREFLIES CLASS:

Enrollment in this class will consist of our returning I-K (2015-2016 school year) students who will be in our Kindergarten or Advance K groups. The remaining spaces will be granted to students aged 4.0 years by 9/1/2016. All Students will be pre-tested for social, emotional and academic readiness. The afternoon students rotate into B#4 for full sensory Arts, Music, Drama, Dance, and Culinary Experiences. Students in this class are evaluated the first six weeks of school and placed in three ability groups: 1) Intermediate Kindergarten 2) Kindergarten 3)Advance Kindergarten

Some students, depending on their advancement, are currently working on First Grade reading and math. Students in this class must be ready to sit in a traditional school-learning environment for ¼ of a day. We use a variety of teaching styles and materials to create a multi-sensory experience. Other traditional curriculum materials are also used such as: The Saxon Curriculum is used for Language, Math and NCC’s “Hands-On” curriculum for sustainable Science. Quarterly evaluations are shared during a Parent/Teacher conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIREFLIES SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:

TIME ACTIVITY
6:30 am-8:00 am Good morning! Breakfast from home and free play in Building #5
8:00 am-8:30 am Check-In/Free Play in the Play Yard
8:30-9:30 am Outdoor Class Time in Assigned Groups:
Open-Ended Play, G2K (Garden to Kitchen), Science Discovery, Jelic, Gardening
9:30-10:00 am Assembly Time
10:00-10:20 am Snack Time
10:20-12:35 pm AM Cognitive Time:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: Science, Language, Math, Handwriting
Wednesday:
Chapel (11:00-11:30) & Mandarin
12:35-1:15 pm Lunch Time
1:15-1:20 pm Transition to B#4 (Butterflies Classroom)
1:20-2:20 pm PM Cognitive Time in B#4 (HAW):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: Art, Drama, Music & Movement, Hands on Cooking
Wednesday: Game Time
2:30-2:40 pm Goodbye to Part-Time Students @ 2:30
Full-Time Students: Small Group Story Time
2:40-3:00 pm Snack Time
3:00-4:10 pm Outdoor Play in the Play Yard with B#4 students
Fridays: 3:15-4:00 KFC (Kids for Christ)
4:00-5:10- Free Play in the Edible Yard
4:10-4:45 pm Assigned Groups:
* Academic Worksheet Time in B#3
* Tipi (3:30-4:45 pm)
4:45-5:45 pm Lego Play in B#3
5:45-5:50 pm Clean-Up Time
5:50-6:00 pm Story Time & Goodbye Time!

Valley Christian School has listed Neighborhood Christian Center an an "Exemplary Preschool." We have partnered with one of the best schools in the area, Valley Christian Schools and we commit to prepare our students for Kindergarten with excellence.  At its discretion, VCS will present Exemplary Preschool Scholar Award(s) at the preschool’s commencement, each Award valued at $1,000, for qualified preschool graduates who have demonstrated proficiency of required kindergarten readiness skills for VCS and have received an acceptance letter for admission to Valley Christian Schools.

Fireflies Teachers