Little Beginnings Preschool

A Ministry of Cornerstone Berean Church

Christ-Centered Learning Environment
Caring and Loving Teachers
Well-Balanced Spiritual and Academic Program

Mission Statement - To glorify God through Jesus Christ by providing our community with a Christ-centered preschool program that fosters spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical growth.

The Child - A Christ-centered preschool has the opportunity to provide a well-grounded, biblically-based learning experience for any child. Through daily curriculum we will focus on simple memorization, biblical stories, bible songs and the message of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection.Proverbs 22:6 states, “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.”  We feel strongly that by building a solid biblical and academic foundation starting at a young age, it will help enable the child to be an example of who Christ is and to successfully transition into any elementary school.

The Parent - At this young age, we realize the importance of the parent’s role in education. It is our hope that we can work as a team to build a firm academic foundation for your child before he or she enters elementary school. We desire for the parents of our students to be directly involved with the preschool. We will accomplish this by having parent-teacher conferences, field trips, classroom volunteers, music programs and home activities.

Sessions
The preschool is in session 3 days each week: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.These are chosen to best assist your child into transitioning into a five-day elementary school program. Morning Session:8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Afternoon Session: 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Admission
Little Beginnings Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, or biological sex in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other school-administered programs. Enrollment is open to children who reach the age of four before July 31st. However, prospective preschool students who do not meet the age enrollment requirement my be considered for enrollment by the Preschool Director and Head Teacher if they reach the age of four on or before October 31st.

Tuition and Fees
Monthly tuition will be $90.00 per student and will be due on the first school day of each month. A nonrefundable registration fee of $35.00 is required at the time of registration in order to reserve a place for your child. A one-time snack fee of $25.00 is due with the first tuition payment.

Education
Little Beginnings Preschool will have a strong emphasis on academic, social, physical and spiritual growth. Through a wide variety of daily activities each child will have an opportunity to excel in all areas that are vitally important before entering elementary school.

God created the world and everything in it. Every academic subject that is taught will contain a biblical/spiritual link that is directly incorporated within each concept and or skill.

Our curriculum will contain the nine core areas:

  • Bible-Children will have a daily Bible lesson, worship time, and memory verse.
  • Language & Literacy-Through stories, direct instruction and creative play, children will learn to read and write the alphabet and will be exposed to literature on a daily basis.
  • Math-Children will learn math concepts that include colors, shapes and numbers, patterning, graphing, measurement, and time.
  • Science-Through books, hands-on experiments and independent discovery, children will learn how things work and about the world around them.
  • Social Studies-Children will learn about being a friend, sharing, manners, safety, important people in our community that help us and explore how people lived in the past.
  • Art-Using a variety of art materials, children will have the opportunity to foster creativity while refining their fine motor skills.
  • Physical Development-Children will participate in activities that work on both their large and fine motor skills.
  • Music-Children will sing, play instruments, and learn about rhythm, dynamics, melody and movement.
  • Centers-Centers allow children to make choices in how they interact with others, where and what they do, and is a great tool to foster creativity through imaginary play. Many of the centers are academically focused containing a wide variety of hands-on activities and manipulatives. The following centers will be available on a daily basis:math, science, writing, reading, house, andbuilding.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Opening Activity & Centers
  • Calendar & Carpet Time
  • Bible Lesson & Worship
  • Language & Literacy
  • Physical Education & Music
  • Snack
  • Math
  • *Art
  • *Science
  • *Social Studies

*These areas of study will only be taught one day per week, however, they will be available for the children to explore during center time.

For an application, more information, or a preschool tour please call Sara Waddel at (308) 708-1629 or e-mail at sara@cornerstoneberean.org.