Full-day pre-kindergarten classes, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., are offered at our East and Crossroads campuses. PreK classes typically have a maximum of 16-20 students with a licensed teacher and an assistant. Before and after school care options are available at both locations (6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.). Children must be 4 years old by August 1 to enroll. Click here to download our PreK Brochure.
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 are readiness skills necessary for learning within the classroom. For more information, click here.
Pre-kindergarten at ECS strives to create a positive environment that inspires children to be creative and imaginative. Students explore learning concepts through play and hands-on structured and non-structured activities. The PreK curriculum nurtures academic growth and self confidence, encourages personal responsibility and making good choices, builds positive social skills and friendships, and focuses on academic, social, and emotional readiness.
The foundation of pre-kindergarten at ECS 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 Pre-kindergarten include:
90 minute literacy block: phonics, literacy centers, shared reading, word building
Phonics-based reading program; learning letters; literacy games
Learning centers for literacy and math
Thematic units (health, inquiry-based science, social studies)
Integrated technology (iPads)
Problem solving and critical thinking skills
Music; movement skills; Art
Library Skills/Visiting the media center
Special in-class activities and class parties
Lunch, recess, “Brain Break” rest time
Bible instruction and chapel programs
Classroom mission focus and service projects
Field trips to CMOE, Newburgh Library, Fortress of Fun
Special Guest Speakers (parents, grandparents, community representatives)
End of the year “Teddy Bear Picnic” for students, families/guests