Little Highlanders Pre-Kindergarten
Little Highlanders Pre-Kindergarten nurtures academic, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual growth in a small, personal setting to prepare children for kindergarten success. This early learning program builds a strong foundation by harnessing young children's natural curiosity, fostering a love of learning through exposure to beginning math and language concepts, and, most importantly, instilling a sense of wonder at God's grace, mercy, and role as Creator. The program serves children who are 4 by July 31 with flexible half- and full-day options.
Emphasis in the Little Highlanders classroom focuses on building healthy relationships and confidence, following directions, establishing routines, developing gross and fine motor skills, and introducing the alphabet, math, and memory work through discovery-based and hands-on learning — all in a fun, loving, supportive Christian environment.
Partnering with parents is emphasized, because children learn best when their parents are actively involved. Families frequently are invited to participate in classroom activities and events. Communication between home and school is maintained regarding the child's participation and development in the program through newsletters, progress reports, and parent-teacher conferences.
- Bible-based instruction from loving, supportive Christian staff
- Flexible half- and full-day options
- Preparation for Mars Hill Academy's kindergarten program
- Movement, memorization, singing, chanting, and discovery-based and hands-on learning in a fun, creative, caring environment
- Emphasis on building healthy relationships and personal confidence, establishing routines, developing gross and fine motor skills, and kindergarten preparedness
- Afternoon rest period
- Multiple outdoor and gym recess opportunities
A Typical Day:
Morning Meeting and Calendar Time introduces days of the week, months, number recognition, color words, patterns, and weather.
Bible and Character Time focuses on relatable Bible stories and introduces positive character traits.
Literacy introduces letter recognition and formation, as well as a variety of children's literature spanning from classic works to modern tales we believe will stand the test of time.
World Exploration exposes students to developmentally-appropriate science and history concepts to help them gain a better understanding of the world around them.
Regular art and music integration
Daily snack & playtime
At this stage of development, teaching includes movement, memorization, singing, chanting, and discovery-based and hands-on learning. Teachers strive to cultivate an atmosphere of respect, love, and grace that is honoring to our faith.