Early Childhood

Give them a head start with Covenant’s Early Childhood programs.

Little Pelicans

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Mrs. Byars reads to her students.

Little Pelicans is Covenant’s early childhood class for children turning 3 by August 1. The preschool years are a time of rapid growth in children as they are developing new skills and are gaining more independence. In order to aid in their development, the Little Pelicans Program provides students with a caring, nurturing environment while exploring God’s creation. Biblical themes are woven throughout the curriculum on a daily basis. Children’s literature is also used to create themes which are integrated into hands-on center activities. Teachers seek to acclimate the early childhood learner to school routines and to be excited about new discoveries. During the year children will be given the opportunity to increase their social, physical (gross and fine motor), emotional, spiritual, and cognizant skills. Each Little Pelican is treated as an individual, and small class sizes insure that it is possible to meet the needs of all learners. Parent partnership with school personnel is important at Covenant Christian School and is an integral part of the Little Pelicans Program.

Pre-Kindergarten

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Learning to love books early!

Covenant’s Pre-Kindergarten class is a three mornings per week program designed to promote readiness for Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten. Through a variety of early childhood learning experiences, Pre-Kindergarten stresses counting and number recognition, knowledge of capital letters and sounds, handwriting (using the Handwriting without Tears preschool workbook), an introduction to rhyming, time in Covenant’s outdoor classroom, nature journaling, and special science projects. In addition, children are offered Spanish, Music, and Library each week. Pre-Kindergarten is designed for children who turn four before August 1st.

Junior Kindergarten

Covenant’s Junior Kindergarten is a five afternoons per week Kindergarten readiness program for children ready for in-depth early childhood learning experiences. Junior Kindergarten stresses beginning Kindergarten math concepts, knowledge of capital and lower case letters and sounds, beginning sight words, handwriting (using the Handwriting without Tears kindergarten workbook), rhyming, time in Covenant’s outdoor classroom, nature journaling, and special science projects. In addition, children are offered Spanish, Music, and Library each week. Junior Kindergarten is designed for children who turn four before August 1st, are ready for a five afternoon per week experience and will be attending Kindergarten the following year.