Student Life at King’s Preschool
King’s Full-Day Preschool is a great place to be! If you’re wondering what a visit to the King’s Preschool would look like, let me share with you a glimpse into our day.
Some children arrive early as their parents begin their working day. The children start their day with Ms. Karen, who has been cheerfully welcoming students at King’s Preschool for the past twenty-five years. They come in and may finish eating their breakfast, create an art project, read books, or play in the home center. They also enjoy time playing in the large indoor gym or on the playground.
At 8:30 a.m., our preschool day begins as each child is guided to their classroom and greeted by their teachers. You might find our younger children starting their day with devotions, discussing the weather, the calendar, or the letter of the week. Our Pre-Kindergarten students might be picking jobs, practicing letters or listening to the morning Bible devotion. Mornings are filled with much excitement and learning as children enjoy lessons and learning activities based on the curriculum and themes for each month. On any given morning, you will observe children engaging in learning through play in the various interest areas in the classrooms, gaining physical exercise outside on our playground, and enjoying delicious snacks. You will also see our dedicated, nurturing, and professional teachers consistently observing children, creating and leading small/large group activities, guiding children’s social interactions, and communicating with parents.
On Friday mornings, you will see children eager to take their monthly walk to the elementary school library or going on a service learning project on CRISTA campus. On Wednesday mornings, everyone gathers together in our large gym for an all-school chapel time. The preschoolers enjoy singing songs, learning the memory verse for the month, and listening to speakers from the community. Once a month, each classroom takes a turn leading chapel by sharing a song or acting out a Bible story.
After a busy morning, the children are ready for a delicious lunch, a good story, and rest. The preschool day resumes after rest time with a healthy snack and introduction to one of our afternoon specialty classes. Each class is designed to relate to the theme of the month and enrich a child’s learning experience.
Our busy preschool day ends at 3:30 p.m. Children needing to stay a little longer will enjoy extra playtime, additional opportunities for art, books, games, and a late afternoon snack… then off to home.
We are thankful for each day and are blessed to have teachers, staff, and families working together to “inspire the hearts and minds” of the littlest of King’s students.