The goal of Seattle Classical Christian School’s pre-K program is simply to introduce children to school and prepare them for kindergarten. This will be a child's first step toward cultivating wisdom and virtue at SCCS. Pre-K at SCCS looks much like any pre-K classroom. Students learn letters and sounds, counting and number recognition, and how to hold a pencil in order to correctly form letters and numbers. Our pre-K room resembles a classical classroom in its order, structure, use of songs and rhymes, and focus on kinesthetic and sensory learning.
Our pre-K students also spend time each day praying together, listening to Bible stories, learning about the Lord, memorizing Bible verses, doing show and tell, and making simple crafts. They practice following directions, enjoy recess on the playground, and eat snacks together. There are two teachers in the room at all times: a lead teacher and an assistant. The class size maximum is 15 students. Drop off for PreK begins at 8:00am, with class running from 8:15am-11:15am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. PreK students must be 4 years old by August 31; students who are at least 5 years-old are welcome to enroll in our afternoon enrichment program, which meets from 11:15 am to 3:00 pm.
Bible: The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Phonics: Learning the phonograms for all 26 letters of the alphabet
Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears
Math: Dimensions Math (math concepts: sorting, comparing, patterns, numbers)
Fine Motor Skills: Coloring, tracing, cutting, pasting, painting, writing letters and numbers
Nature Study: Birds--appearance, behavior, characteristics, habitat, etc.
Sample Pre-K Schedule
Doors open and morning task begins
Tell each student that Jesus loves them
Recite classroom rules
Sing Months of the Year song and Days of the Week song
Count the days of the month and add new date
Sing memory verse song
Talk about the letter of the week and discuss what words start with that letter
Use play dough to create letters
Practice letter formation
Independent book exploration