Our Littlest Angels PreschoolOur Littlest Angels Curriculum/Schedule

Curriculum

  • Social - sharing, manners, getting along with others, following rules
  • Emotional - feelings, self-image, self-respect, independence
  • Language - stories, listening, speaking, songs, finger plays, dramatic play
  • Physical - large and small motor coordination, eye/hand coordination
  • Academic - alphabet/phonetics, numbers/counting, colors, shapes, days of the week, months of the year, rhyming, seasons/weather, monthly themes, music, art, science, field trips, holidays, health/safety, address, telephone, sign language letters and words
  • Spiritual - daily morning and snack prayers, monthly "Chapel Time", Bible stories and songs
  • In Addition: field trips, "make our own snack" days, holiday parties and parent readers

 For more information, you can email the Preschool Director at preschool@valpofumc.org.

Morning Schedule

  • Drop-off - curbside
  • Learning Centers - play, learn, explore
  • Morning Corner - prayer, calendar, songs, academics, book, monthly themes, misc.
  • "Big Room" Play - gross motor development
  • Snack - prayer, healthy snack brought in by the "Special Helper"
  • Project - fine motor development
  • Quiet Play - books and puzzles
  • Dismissal and Pick-up - curbside

 

Pre-K Extended Day Afternoon Schedule

  • Lunch - prayer, lunch brought in by each student
  • "Minds in Motion Maze" - stimulates VISUAL processing, AUDITORY processing and MOTOR skills (watch the video below for more information)
  • Activities - Each week we focus on further development of gross motor skills, fine motor skills, academics, social and emotional skills.

Field Trips:

The 3-4 year old class will take 1 field trip during the school year. In October, we go to the

  • Pumpkin patch

The Pre-K class will take 4-5 field trips during the school year. Places we have gone before include:

  • Apple orchard
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Food pantry
  • Nursing home
  • Bellaboo's
  • Public library
  • School bus barn

 

Chapel Time:

     Once a month we have Chapel Time instead of working on a project. Chapel Time is about 15 minutes in length. The class goes to the church Sanctuary and sits around the teacher to hear an age appropriate Bible story (picture story books or wood characters are used), starting with the Old Testament in the fall, Christmas in December and on to the New Testament the rest of the school year, culminating with the story of Easter and Ascension.

     To help the children learn the story, we do short fun activities with them. We will say a prayer relating to the lesson of the story and ask the children if they have any special prayers they would like us to include. We have prayed for many things! There is a short, 1 minute time of quiet and reflection after the prayer. We end by singing a few simple songs like, "Jesus Loves Me", "This Little Light of Mine" and "Jesus Loves the Little Children".

 

Make Our Own Snack:     

     Once a month we make our own snack. We try to have the snack be related to one of our monthly themes we are working on. Some things we have made are:

  • Apple pizzas
  • Pumpkin muffins
  • Butter and biscuits
  • Oatmeal "snow" balls
  • Gingerbread men
  • Trail mix
  • Blueberry muffins
  • Rainbow salad
  • Cherry pies
  • "dirt" pudding
  • Breakfast sundaes
  • Pizzas