Wee Disciples Preschool program adopts self-directed, play-based learning as its basic principle of instruction paired with direct instruction by an experienced teacher. Our study of the Bible, as well as the various units of study, guides our teaching and learning. The teachers provide children with choices, and they offer children opportunities for experiencing and understanding through manipulation, play, and exploration at each child’s own rate. The teachers also interact with the children to reinforce and extend their choices and discoveries.

The major areas of child growth and development are:

  1. Spiritual
  2. Social-Emotional
  3. Cognitive
  4. Language
  5. Physical

Our facility is organized with learning centers where children move freely from center to center and learn by doing. Wee Disciples curriculum has a balance of activities that include:

  1. Large and Small Groups
  2. Indoor and Outdoor activities
  3. Child centered and teacher directed

Scheduled into the days and weeks of our preschool program are concepts and activities in the major curriculum content areas of:

  1. Bible Stories and Worship
  2. Language Arts, Emergent Literacy, and Writing
  3. Mathematics
  4. Science and Technology
  5. Social Studies, Christian Values and Attitudes
  6. Music and Creative Movement
  7. Art
  8. Physical Education (Fine and Gross Motor)
  9. Dramatic Play

The curriculum is planned and implemented after assessment of student skills and interests. Assessment information is shared with families at parent-teacher conferences and through written progress reports.

Wee Disciples Preschool strives to ease the transition of young children and their families into the preschool setting by offering a Home Visit by the lead teacher, a new parent orientation, and an open house prior to the start of the school year. Throughout the year the curriculum is enhanced by special activities which include:

  1. Parent and Child Activity Nights
  2. Field Trips to enhance the units of study
  3. Student Birthday Celebrations
  4. Chapel
  5. Fall Party
  6. Christmas Program
  7. Valentine’s Day Party
  8. Moving Up and On Celebration