ACS provides early childhood education beginning with Pre-K 3 to ensure these children have an education built on a solid Christian foundation. We are proud of the success of our Early Childhood program and hope your child will join us.
All parents want their child’s first steps into school to be positive and filled with fun and engaging learning experiences in a place where they feel comfortable. The early childhood program at Assembly Christian School meets these criteria by providing a Christ-centered education in a secure environment.
The preschool program begins with Pre-K 3, which introduces children to a school setting through the presentation of the alphabet and numbers. Pre-K 4 builds on these skills by teaching students to read three-letter words and to understand number concepts. Preschool teachers in the three- and four-year old classes use a variety of teaching methods, such as whole group instruction, small groups, and center time. Children also enjoy weekly visits to the school’s library for story time.
While academics are an integral part of the early childhood program at Assembly, the teachers and administration also recognize that nurturing the social, emotional, and spiritual development of young children is equally as important. Small teacher-student ratios in each class, in addition to teachers’ aides, ensure that each child has their needs met promptly in a caring, patient manner. Learning centers in the classroom provide opportunities for the children to learn pro-social behaviors such as sharing and taking turns as they interact with their classmates.
ACS recognizes the great responsibility it has in partnering with parents to nurture and educate their youngest students. Their mission statement, “Love God, Love Children, Love Life,” reflects the school’s commitment to providing a quality Christian education for Christian families.
Our comprehensive Christian curriculum uses texts from:
Phonics, Reading, Bible – A Beka
Math– Addison Wesley
Class Room Routine
This time will be used to discuss events, go over the calendar, and review math and reading.
During this time, the students learn our pledges (American, Christian, Bible), learn bible verses, and read stories from the Bible.
The Students will:
- Learn to examine language independent of the meaning (hear the sounds that make up the words).
- Attend to sounds in the context of a word (relationships between sounds is very important for reading development).
We will emphasize manipulation of component sounds (i.e., alter and rearrange sounds to create new words).
Your child will learn to read through the use of phonics. During this time, they will have reading practice and comprehension drills.
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Your child will learn numbers and operations of addition and subtraction
Your child will be introduced to books such as The Grouchy Ladybug, The Hungry Caterpillar, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, rhyming books, and nursery rhymes.
During this time, students will enjoy music, art, and a unit on the Community Helpers. They will also have a chance to meet people living in other countries when they are introduced to American history and geography in the textbook America: Our Great Country. During the second semester’s science lessons, the students will learn about the world around them in the textbook God’s World.
Your child will learn about opposites, rhyming words, and poetry.
Please see our Cafeteria <link to Lunch/Bfast> page for information regarding our healthy meal options, monthly menus, and lunch costs.
Naptime gives students a time to recharge for a productive afternoon of learning.
There are two recess periods scheduled for each school day.
Your child will have a chance to earn stickers for each day of the week. If the students earn all five stickers for the week they will be allowed to pick from the “Country Store” on Fridays for their good behavior all week.
A schedule of what the class will be covering for the week will be sent home every Monday. This will include academic concepts that will be focused on for the week, scheduled tests, or any upcoming events.