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Our Curriculum

At Precious Child Care & Preschool we believe children are born to learn. Learning is a God-given hunger created in them. Our goal is to provide a curriculum-rich environment to develop every area of a child’s life: social, emotional, spiritual, physical and academic. Children’s abilities to learn are expanded by acceptance, love, guidance and appropriate structure from teachers who understand their developmental needs Our primary objective is to provide curriculum that is designed to support and achieve our mission: to nurture life’s one-time gift of a happy childhood.

In our preschool classes we use the ACSI curriculum (Association of Christian Schools International). We use multiple learning styles to teach:

  • Language development
  • Basic math skills
  • Physical coordination
  • Muscle development
  • Music fundamentals
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Healthy emotional expression and perception
  • Appreciation of nature

Each lesson plan is designed to present information to our students in a variety of ways, so that children with a variety of learning styles and talents will have opportunity to shine and be understood. When tested, kindergartners who go through our program have scored above average and several of our students have entered the Edmonds School District Challenge Program in first grade.

In each class at PCCP we implement a transition routine taken from Brain Gym® International. The children do different body movements that stimulate the neurons in the brain to connect. This promotes focus and routine in the classroom, which in turn enables us to have smooth transitions. These movements are designed to improve:

  • Concentration and Focus
  • Memory
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Test-taking
  • Physical Coordination
  • Relating to others
  • Self control
  • Organization skills
  • Attitude

Using this technique has produced noticeable results. To learn more about Brain Gym® please visit their website at: http://www.braingym.org/about

Our Curriculum Objectives are:

Academic:

  • Pre-Reading
  • Pre-Writing
  • Pre-Math
  • Pre-Science

Social:

  • Respect for teachers
  • Respect for parents
  • Respect for classmates
  • Basic interpersonal skills
  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Kindness
  • Sharing

Spiritual:

  • To love God and to love one another
  • Bible stories and events
  • Songs
  • Scripture Verses
  • Basic morality (Ten Commandments, Golden Rule – No doctrine)

Physical:

  • Dexterity
  • Safety
  • Learning basic games and sports
  • Fitness and health

Music

Music and Movement is used throughout the day and introduces developmentally appropriate activities specific to early childhood. Songs and activities are fun, easy to learn, and keep children moving.