Preschool is one of the most important stages in your child’s development. For most children, it is their first exposure to school, and it often sets the tone for the rest of their education.
As a parent, you want to give your child the best possible environment to learn and grow. Preschool should not only help your child learn more about the world, but also nurture their creativity, foster the development of life skills, and teach a helpful worldview.
Here are three reasons to consider sending your child to a Christian preschool:
Learning from a faith-based perspective
Christian preschools allow teachers to infuse faith into every aspect of learning. Lessons about social skills, communication, math, and the natural world are still emphasized, but they are taught through a Biblical lens. Children often learn about Biblical literature, sing songs that praise God, and attend chapel on a regular basis.
Many Christian preschools use an age-appropriate Bible curriculum to share Biblical stories and simple lessons. Teachers might emphasize Jesus’ teachings in everyday social skills development or teach simple Bible verses each week.
A well-rounded preschool education
Christian preschools provide a well-rounded, hands-on education that includes literacy, math, science, art, music, and physical education. Ideally, your child’s preschool should provide learning opportunities in every aspect of life:
- Social and emotional skills
- Pre-reading skills, including letter/sound recognition, handwriting, and listening to stories read aloud
- Foundational mathematical skills such as learning to count to 100
- Science activities such as observing the natural world and planting or harvesting
- Social studies to help children explore the surrounding world
- Artistic and hands-on activities to develop fine motor skills and creativity
- Movement activities such as dancing, outdoor activities, and jumping or hopping
Nurturing character every day
Preschool is a foundational stage in your child’s social development. Children are often spending extended amounts of time with other children and adults outside their families for the first time, which allows them to learn how to treat others with love and respect. It’s important for your child’s school to teach them how to be compassionate, giving, and caring.
Christian schools teach students about important character qualities, such as patience and kindness. The best schools allow time for “teachable moments” when teachers can help children learn to manage frustrations and be a good person as these opportunities arise.
Preschool at Northshore Christian Academy
Northshore Christian Academy houses a full early learning center with programs for toddlers through Pre-K. Our preschool students learn basic math concepts through art and movement activities, explore music from a variety of cultures, develop social-emotional skills, and are immersed in language and poetry every day. We share the love of Jesus with age-appropriate Bible curriculum and lessons.
We offer both part-time and full-time programs as well as a summer program. With a low teacher-child ratio, our caring and professional staff are well-equipped to provide a warm and loving environment your child needs to grow. Contact NCA today to learn more about our preschool.