For the 18/19 school year, we will offer half-day (8:15-11:45) and full-day (8:15-3:15) classes at our Crossroads campus. PK classes typically have a maximum of 16 students with a licensed teacher and an assistant. Click here to download our Preschool & PK Overview Brochure. Before and after school care is also available at our Crossroads Campus from 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The core content, with a focus on phonics-based language and comprehensive math concepts, will be covered in the half-day program, as well as snack and recess. Students look forward to special Friday fun activities with in-house field trips and celebrations. The full-day students will continue their day, including lunch time, nap/rest time, and enrichment activities.
Children must be 4 years old on or before August 1. Further, it is our policy that all students are independent in the restroom. This requires the ability to communicate, have muscle awareness, hand-eye coordination, and gross motor skills. All of these are readiness skills necessary for learning within the classroom. For more information on our policy, click here.
PK at ECS strives to create a positive environment that inspires children to be creative and imaginative, recognizing each child as a precious gift created by God. Students explore learning concepts through purposeful play and hands-on structured and non-structured activities. Our curriculum is aligned with, and exceeds Indiana’s Early Learning Foundations with an integrated Biblical worldview. The age appropriate PK curriculum nurtures academic growth and self confidence, encourages personal responsibility and making good choices, builds positive social skills and friendships, focuses on academic, social, and emotional readiness, and reinforces the values taught at home.
The foundation of ECS’ PK is the Word of God, which children experience through songs, stories, chapel programs, memory verses, and dramatic play. We strive to equip students with a Biblical worldview, allowing them to impact their generation for Christ.
Highlights of PK include:
Literacy Block: ABEKA phonics-based reading program, literacy centers,
shared reading, word building, letter formation
Math Block: numeracy, shapes, sorting and classifying, patters, measurement
Thematic Units: health, inquiry-based science, social studies
Discovery Zone: dramatic play, blocks, magnet board, light table, sensory, art, and puzzles
Integrated technology (iPads)
Problem solving and critical thinking skills
Music; movement skills; Art
In-house field trips
Bible instruction and chapel programs