WLM Christian Academy

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EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Ages 2-4

ECD Students Classwork

PROGRAM GOALS

Whole Life Ministries strives to develop the child in every aspect of his or her life. When a child attends an early childhood program the whole child attends. With the child goes not only the mental potential, but the physical, emotional, social and spiritual potential as well. Our program endeavors to support your family values and to allow your child to fulfill his or her maximum potential in all areas of growth.

Mental Development

Some Children learn best through visual stimuli, some through auditory experiences, some through materials they can touch and hold, and others through body movement. The curriculum and activities will provide your child learning opportunities to build literacy and math skills regardless of his/her learning style.

Spiritual Development

Biblical truths are taught through Bible stories, short verses, songs, and Bible-related conversation interwoven into activities and delivered at an understandable level for the age of the student.

Social Development

Children grow socially when they are engaged in activities with their peers. The learning activities will provide opportunities for children to interact with each other, learn through play, and cooperate with others.

 

Physical Development

Academic learning does not take place in a vacuum. Physical exercise is a must for children to reach their full potential. Throughout the day students take part in activities that enhance large and fine motor skills.

Emotional Development

In order to achieve success with new tasks, children must have a sense of self and the confidence to try new things. Activities have the goal of children feeling successful, developing a love of learning, building positive self-esteems, and an “I can” attitude.

CURRICULUM

Our program uses a blend of WEE Learn and A Beka Book curriculum to best serve our students.

WEE Learn

The WEE Learn Curriculum is a comprehensive learning program using books, music, nature, and toys to illustrate Christian fundamentals. Age-appropriate learning activities are designed to lay a foundation for understanding God, Jesus, the Bible, church, self, family, others, and the natural world.

A Beka Book

A Beka Book curriculum provides high-quality, traditional educational materials that give students a solid foundation for excellence in academics and success in life.

Story Time ECD

Parent Involvement

Our goal is to provide quality school experiences in a Christian environment and to support parents in the important task of child rearing. Parents are encouraged to become involved in what their child is learning and experiencing because their participation contributes to their child’s success in school. For example, parents are encouraged to read Bible stories to their children on a daily basis. There will be newsletters and information sent home to keep parents informed of current learning goals.

DAILY SCHEDULE

8:15-8:30  Arrive/Unpack
8:40-9:00  Assembly
9:00-9:30  Bible/Carpet Time
9:40-9:55  Table Time
10:00-10:20  Learning Centers
10:30-11:00  Recess
11:00-11:30  Lunch
11:55-12:15  Learning Centers
12:15-12:25  Story Time
12:25-12:40  Parents Arrive/Dismissal (Half-Day Students)
1:15-1:45  Nap Time
2:00-2:30  Learning Centers
2:55-3:10  Parents Arrive/Dismissal (Full-Day Students)

PROGRAM HOURS

K2 Class
(2 on or before September 1)
3 days/week     M, W, F   8:30am-12:30pm
5 days/week    M-F  8:30am-12:30pm

K3 Class
(3 on or before September 1)
5 half-days/week    8:30am-12:30pm
5 full-days/week    8:30am-3:00pm

K4 Class
(4 on or before September 1)
5 full-days/week    8:30am-3:00pm

MEET OUR STAFF

Larissa Jacobson

Larissa Jacobson
Early Childhood Development Director
K4 Teacher

Jessica Carney

Jessica Carney
K2 Teacher

Christina Brazell

Christina Brazell
K3 Teacher