CRCS preschool is a teacher-directed classroom. Each
three and four-year-old classes are self-contained during the morning learning time.
The classes are mixed during the extended care times. Teachers follow a letter-of-the-week
format with a thematic emphasis. For example if the “J’ is the letter-of-the-week,
the class may do a study of the jungle with various learning activities. Teachers
compile ideas and activities which meet the needs of the students spiritually and
Through the sharing of Bible stories, teachers lead the students to discover who God is and His
mighty power. Weekly chapel programs reinforce Biblical principles through puppetry, visualized stories and
song. Weekly Bible verses train preschoolers to “hide God’s Word in their heart.”
Each week a letter provides the framework for the development of a thematic unit. During
“J” week, the class may investigate various aspects of the “jungle”. Each week holds a new adventure and
learning experience. Three-year-olds strive to master the letter symbols. Four-year-olds master the letter
symbols upper and lower case as well as the letter sounds.
Students are introduced to early math skills that prepare them for future mathematical success.
Concepts such as sorting, patterning and graphing are presented during the thematic units of study.
Children love to discover new things about the world God has created. All science lessons are
presented in a child-friendly atmosphere and from a Biblical world view. Each thematic unit includes a
scientific “discovery” to enjoy.
Through art and craft projects, students gain valuable skills such as following directions, color
recognition, shapes, sequencing and fine-motor skills. Thematic as well as holiday projects fill the preschool day.
These classes meet weekly to enhance the classroom instruction.
Children enjoy learning songs that glorify Christ as well as teach them simple musical principles.
Classes work towards Christmas, Teacher Appreciation, and Graduation performances.
The students visit the school computer lab which enables each student to work at his/her own
computer. Preschool-aged programs enhance academic principles as well as simple computer skills.
It is important for children to enjoy physical activity at an early age. The physical
education program encourages good sportsmanship. Various activities help develop small and large motor
skills. The students enjoy a special Field Day Event at the end of the school year in which all participants
receive a gold medal.
Students visit the school library each week to hear a story and learn library etiquette. Students are
able to choose a book to take home to enjoy with their family.
Field trips are planned once a month to a variety of locations in the metro area.
Preschool opens at 6:45 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. The
primary learning and academic schedule is from 8:45 - 11:45 a.m. Naps are taken
in the afternoon. Each student sleeps on a cot with a parent supplied sleeping
bag. During the early morning (6:45 - 8:30 am) and late afternoon (3:00 -
6:00 pm) hours, students participate in a combination of supervised free play, playground,
story time, and audio/video activities. These hours are included in the price
Physical examination and immunization certificate forms
signed by a physician are required for all students.
Students in preschool are required to follow a dress code
Boys: Hair is to be combed off the collar, above the eyebrow,
and off the ears. Boys may wear slacks, jeans or warm ups that are not faded or
torn. Shorts may be worn when weather is warm. Sport shirts are ideal.
Shoes (sneakers are ideal) and socks are required. SANDALS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
Girls: Hair is to be combed and have a feminine appearance.
Girls may wear a skirt and blouses, dress, slacks, jeans or warm ups that are not
faded or torn. Shorts may be worn when weather is warm. Sport shirts are ideal.
Shoes (sneakers are ideal) and socks are required. SANDALS
ARE NOT PERMITTED.
A hot meal lunch is provided for the students each day.
The lunch is included in the price of tuition. A menu will be sent home at
the beginning of the year. Also, morning and afternoon snacks are provided.
Throughout our school, students are encouraged to follow school rules each day! When they do, they are rewarded for their hard work. Each classroom has
a plan for rules, rewards, and consequences. Whether it’s stickers or a piece of candy for preschoolers, ice cream with the Principal in elementary, or a trip
to the mall for lunch and shopping for middle school, positive reinforcement is used throughout the school.
The key to a successful behavior plan is a united effort between the teacher and parents. Each teacher clearly communicates their discipline plan to the
students and parents at the beginning of the year, therefore, the parents are well informed and can easily support the teacher’s efforts in behavior management.
Students who will not cooperate with the behavioral code and consistently violate school rules will be subject to additional disciplinary actions that may
include suspension or withdrawal.