EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our program uses a blend of WEE Learn and A Beka Book curriculum to best serve our students.
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.
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.
9:00-9:25 Bible Lesson
9:25-9:35 Carpet Time
10:10-10:25 Table Time
10:25-11:00 Center Time
11:55-12:15 Learning Centers
12:15-12:30 Music and Movement
12:30-12:40 Parents Arrive/Dismissal (K2 and Half-Day Students)
12:30-12:55 Story Time
1:05-2:00 Nap Time
2:00-2:45 Center Time
2:55-3:00 Parents Arrive/Dismissal (Full-Day Students)
(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
(3 on or before September 1)
5 half-days/week 8:30am-12:30pm
5 full-days/week 8:30am-3:00pm
(4 on or before September 1)
5 full-days/week 8:30am-3:00pm
MEET OUR STAFF
Dr. Barbara Houseman