Faith Baptist Schools pre-school for two-year-olds is now open to our community for enrollment.
A pre-school where your child can learn how to learn
As a unique gift from God, every child develops differently and at varying degrees of complexity. While it often seems that children develop along some predictable milestones, they may not advance up these steps in the same way or at the same time. The environment and experiences in these early developmental stages of a child’s life greatly influenced who he or she will become. Listed below are a few “widely-held expectations” for what an average two-year-old child might achieve during the year.
Research shows that if children start school with a strong set of attitudes and skills that help them “learn how to learn,” they will be better able to take advantage of educational opportunities. While some learning skills come naturally to children, many can be developed through a supportive environment and positive peer groups.
What to anticipate this year in Faith Baptist’s two-year-old kindergarten:
- The warm, nurturing Christian environment of our pre-school will be filled with children’s songs, lessons on kindness, forgiveness, sharing, and waiting for their turn.
- Parents who have had children in our two-year-old program really appreciate and respect how their child learns to follow instructions and work together to clean up messes.
- New discoveries are also facilitated by a two-year-old’s blossoming language skills that prompt many “why,” “what” and “how” questions. During the year, children this age pick up most parts of speech to form more complete sentences, and they can understand and say hundreds of words. They also learn to understand simple directions.
- We believe that children this age are capable of learning the groundwork for reading and writing. They enjoy having books read to them and may pretend to “read” as they independently look through familiar books. Two-year-olds can sing the A-B-C song, but they don’t commonly understand that the letter names correspond to specific graphic designs.
- Because two-year-olds enjoy using their senses and motor skills to explore the world and are highly curious about unfamiliar objects and events, they will interact with many tactile and fun objects. They will learn to solve simple problems with the “trial and error” method, and they like to practice an activity many times to master it. Children this age also pretend more during play, using familiar objects and situations to process their daily experiences.
- Children will begin their potty training as soon as they start pre-school at Faith Baptist, and most children will learn how to use the toilet on their own in the first few months.
- As they play and complete their daily routines, two-year-olds learn important math skills. They can use a toy to represent another object, recognize patterns with daily activities and understand concepts of time like, “tomorrow” and “yesterday.” Two-year-olds are just beginning to use logical reasoning to solve everyday problems. They can sort shapes, complete puzzles with eight pieces or less and stack a set of rings on a peg by size. They also understand addition and subtraction with the numbers “one” and “two.”
- Physically, two-year-olds explore all the ways to travel from here to there, including rolling, crawling, creeping, walking, running, jumping and climbing. They can also kick a small ball forward, catch a rolled ball and throw a ball overhand (but with little accuracy). Two-year-olds love finger play activities (e.g., “The Itsy, Bitsy, Spider”), pounding and squeezing clay, shaking rhythm instruments and scribbling. They can turn doorknobs and unscrew lids and have improved their skills using eating utensils.
- Two-year-olds also use their motor skills to explore the creative arts. They make sounds by banging and shaking instruments and household items. They enjoy doing finger plays and acting out songs. Children this age are also gaining control over their voices and will join in singing their favorite songs. With art, they enjoy the sensory pleasures of the art materials and focus on the process of creating art, rather than the final product.
- Two-year-olds enjoy playing alongside other children, but usually keep to themselves. Children this age are beginning to label feelings that they recognize in themselves and others. Controlling emotions is still difficult, however, so frustration may trigger emotional meltdowns. Comfort objects like blankets or teddy bears help two-year-olds cope with new situations or strong emotions.
A sample full-day schedule for Faith Baptist’s K-2 pre-school program
|8:00-8:50||Welcome children/free play|
|8:50-9:15||Story time/ songs|
|9:15-9:30||Prepare to go outside/bathroom break|
|10:00-10:10||Bathroom break/wash hands|
|11:00-11:15||Bathroom break/wash hands/prepare for lunch|
|11:50-12:00||Clean up/bathroom break|
|12:00-12:50||Play outside/Organized activity|
|12:50-1:30||Prepare for nap/story time|
|3:45-4:15||Bathroom break/wash hands/snack|
|4:15-4:30||Prepare to go home|
Faith Baptist Schools provides three K2 Preschool Options:
|Extended Day||7:00 AM – 6:00 PM||$700|
|Full Day||9:00 AM – 3:00 PM||$650|
|Half Day||9:00 AM – 12:00 PM||$475|
There are two (2) payment plans available: Annual and Monthly
Annual Plan – Payment must be received by August 1, 2018, to be eligible for the 5% Pay-In-Full Discount. Applicable to only Extended and Full Day options. The Half Day option is not eligible for the 5% Pay-In-Full Discount.
Monthly Plan (10 Months) – Tuition due in ten (10) installments beginning August 1, 2018 and ending May 1, 2019. Payments are due the 1st of each month. All tuition charges must be paid by May 1, 2019.
The K2 Preschool schedule will follow the academic calendar and will observe the same holidays and time-off as Faith Baptist Schools.
Students must be two years of age in order to start the K2 Preschool program. Families may submit the Enrollment Contract in order to secure a seat for the academic year. By doing so, the stated monthly invoice will commence. Accounts must be kept current in order for the student to retain their seat while waiting to be eligible for attendance.