1-year-olds are our Koala Bears Class. Our Koala Bears Class has a maximum class size of 10, with a ratio of 5 students to 1 teacher. In this class, your child will learn through play, along with expanding their vocabulary through new words and sign-language.
In our Koala Bears Class, we will provide your child with the opportunity to learn with play activities to stimulate their cognitive, fine and gross motor skills, along with their social, emotional, and communication skills. Your child’s day will be filled with music, laughter, reading, large movement games, one-on-one crafts, prayer and praise, growing trust, and family support.
Through the ABCJesusLovesMe curriculum, your child will be introduced to poems, colors, shapes, and animals. Koala Bears are also introduced to popular Bible stories with memory verses, songs, and finger play. Development is a crucial part of the 1-year curriculum, where your child will learn basic obedience and self-care, and is also introduced to crafts. Throughout the entire 1-year curriculum, each lesson plan has an activity that will work on teaching and improving your child’s fine and gross motor skills.
- Age: 1-year-olds
- Ratio: 5 children to 1 teacher, with a max class size of 10
2-year-olds are in our Bluebirds Class. This class consists of 12 students, with a ratio of 1 teacher to 6 students. Our Bluebirds class focuses on developing a strong bond of trust between your child and the teacher, which helps to ready them for academic curriculum.
In the Bluebirds class, your two-year-olds will be introduced to colors, shapes, letters, phonetic sounds, and counting to 10. Through our ABCJesusLovesMe curriculum, your child will learn a traditional poem or nursery rhyme. In each lesson, your child will be introduced to God as Creator and Jesus as a baby, Shepherd, and Savior. Your child will also learn about prayer, worship, giving, and loving others.
We truly strive to ensure your child’s social, emotional, and motor skills are developing while promoting teacher-led learning. We also offer an array of activities including arts and crafts, color and shape memorization, alphabet introduction, music and yes dancing, and reading out loud to your child.
Development and self-care are crucial parts of the 2-year-old curriculum. Throughout the year, your child learns their name, how to dress, and manners. Your child will work on their gross and fine motor skills and, eventually, near the end of their two-year curriculum, they will be introduced to pre-writing.
- Age: 2-year-olds
- Ratio: 6 children to 1 teacher, with a maximum class size of 12
Friendly Foxes Class
The Friendly Foxes are our 3-year-olds. The Fantastic Foxes classroom consists of 10 students, with a lead teacher and an assistant teacher. In class, we will focus on developing a strong bond of trust between your child and the teacher, which helps them get ready for their future academic curriculum. Your child’s curriculum will be based on the ABCJesusLovesMe rubric for three-year-olds. Your child will learn colors, an uppercase and lowercase letter per week, numbers, and basic math skills, such as shapes, spatial concepts, and patterns.
We will also work to ensure sure your child’s social, emotional, and fine motor skills are developing. We know this is an important time in your family’s life, and it can be a somewhat stressful time for parents who work, and as the busy days rush by. We want to be here to support and strengthen your family.
Your 3-year-old will learn the chronological study of Bible stories from Genesis to Acts through ABCJesusLovesMe. Each Bible story is supported with a memory verse, and either finger play or nursery rhyme. Every week, your child will do an activity to improve their fine and gross motor skills. By the end of their curriculum, your child will know how to write his or her name on 3” letters.
- Age: 3-year-olds
- Ratio: 10 children to 1 teacher, with a maximum class size of 10 (includes a lead teacher with an assistant)
Happy Owls Class
4 to 5-year-olds make up our Happy Owls Class. Happy Owls learn how to write letters, numbers, names, and their phone numbers and addresses. They also learn about the seasons, the senses, and how to tie their shoes, and many other life skills. Essential fundamental learning continues with basic math, such as shapes, colors, spatial concepts, sorting, opposites, sequencing, and patterns.
For your child’s ABCJesusLovesMe curriculum, your 4-year-old will focus on character education and the fruits of the Spirit. The learning is supported through various Bible characters and stories, memory verses, and songs.
Your 4 to 5-year-old will learn gross and fine motor skill activities, along with visual perception activities as part of the curriculum.
Their curriculum will focus on making handwriting easier. Beginning with the simple line and progressing to more difficult strokes, the worksheets will increase in difficulty, allowing the child to ease into the harder forming letters and numbers.
At A Child’s Heart, we have a formal curriculum for 4 and 5-year olds to help your child get ready for kindergarten. Our goal is to enable your child to calmly sit during teacher lead instruction for at least 30 minutes, and also have a firm grasp on the alphabet and letter recognition.
Your child will also learn to count to 20, recognize numbers and understand quantities, learn how to hold a pencil correctly, and be able to write their own name. We will work with your child on life skills, such as how to follow directions and rules, how to listen to parents and teachers, and how to cooperate and work well with others. Ultimately, our formal curriculum will give your child the foundation they need to succeed as they step into their school age years.
- Age: 4 to 5-year-olds
- Ratio: 12 points/children to 1 teacher