AGE REQUIREMENTS: 4.5 yrs old - entering 1st grade
POTTY TRAINING: Must be fully self-sufficient
5 DAYS (Monday-Friday):
Part-Time (8:10 am-2:30 pm) - Mandatory Minimum Schedule
Full-Time (6:30 am-6:00 pm)
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:
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.