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Early Childhood Education

Early childhood experiences based on Christian faith provide a strong foundation in a child's life. In First Immanuel's Early Childhood Education Programs, Jesus is a daily presence in our school day. This provides support for growth in a child's emotional, social, intellectual, physical, and spiritual development, and is the basis for strong Christian character.

Our Early Childhood Educational offerings include programs for children age 2 through age 5. The program's classrooms are in their own special areas of the campus, and they are designed with young children in mind. Each child has their own special cubby area, and there are private bathrooms within the classrooms.

2017-2018 EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM & CLASS OFFERINGS

2K Program

• Open to children age 2 by September 1st

• Select 1 – 5 days/week

• Class Options –

• Half-Day Morning Class Time 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

or

• School Day Class Time 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The 2K Program is for children who are 2 year of age by September 1 (Toilet-training is not required). The program offers families an educational option for their children to experience a learning environment outside of the home. The 2K curriculum is highly focused on learning through play, developing good listening habits and being a good class/playmate. The student's day together includes time to develop independence and confidence in new-found skills and abilities, as well as opportunities to grow in their faith in Jesus and make new friends.

3K Program

• Open to children age 3 & confidently toilet-trained by September 1st

• Select 2 – 5 days/week

• Class Options –

• Half-Day Morning Class Time 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

or

• School Day Class Time 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

3K is for children who are 3 years of age and confidently toilet-trained by September 1. The program is an initial stepping stone to the academic structure they will experience in Kindergarten. The 3K curriculum includes large motor activities, indoor and outdoor play, art and music experiences, social studies, science experiences, the understanding of numbers, language and writing activities, dramatic play and religious activities. Additionally, there is a focus on the love of Jesus, respect for others and self-care.

4K Program

• Open to children age 4 by September 1st

• Select 3 – 5 days/week

• Class Options –

• Half-Day Morning Class Time 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

or

• School Day Class Time 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

4K is for children who are 4 years of age by September 1. The program has a special focus on Kindergarten readiness in areas such as letter and number recognition and writing, early reading/sight words, computer experience, structured activity and classroom behavior. Our 4K curriculum also focuses on each student as an individual learner so each can be as successful as the can be on every step of their early educational journey.

  • Before School Care Starting at 6 a.m. is available to all early childhood students
  • After School Care is available to school day students until 6 p.m.
  • All Programs Follow The FILS School Year Calendar
  • Please note:

    Our Early Childhood Education Program strives to meet the class needs of each family we serve. We will make every attempt to accommodate a family’s first choice of class and days; however, classroom placement will take into account the number of days/week a student attends. In order to provide the best learning environment for every student in our programs we have a mixed age classroom of 3K and 4K students. Placement in that classroom is primarily based on class preference.

    Additionally, requests to change your child’s program or course days during the school year need to be made with the admissions office and are based on course availability and lead teacher approval. All programs subject to minimum enrollment requirements.

    Additional Information About Mixed Age Classrooms

    This educational approach brings additional focus on enhanced personal and social development language rich experiences; mathematical explorations; and problem solving. Additionally, research show it benefits both the younger and older students and “resembles family and neighborhood groupings, which throughout history have informally provided much of children's socialization and education,” (from The Case for Mixed-Age Groupings in Early Education, 1990 Dr. Lilian Katz).

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