Preschool Classes and Activities
FoC Preschool offers classes for 2-, 3-, 4-, & 5-year-olds, Jump Start Kindergarten classes, afternoon enrichment classes, & optional Lunch Bunch and Stay & Play for afternoon care.
Field Trips Our 3-, 4-, & 5-year-olds go on several field trips each year.
Chapel Chats Each class visits the sanctuary twice a month for a short chapel chat with one of our pastors. Students sing songs and listen to a short, kid-friendly bible story where questions, comments, and even wiggles are welcome.
Taste of Preschool for
9:00-11:30 AM, Mon/Wed; or Tue/Thur (must be 2 by Sept 1)
A great introduction to what preschool is all about. This is a small group class for our youngest students. We introduce basic concepts like colors and shapes, while teaching social skills and what it’s like to follow a classroom routine. It’s all done in a fun, friendly, and age-appropriate setting.
9:00-11:30 AM, Mon/Wed/Fri; or Tue/Thur (must be 3 by Sept 1)
This is where we establish the building blocks for our preschool experience. Students learn about shapes, colors, numbers, name recognition, alike/different, and many other fundamental concepts. We learn to play and interact with others and “exercise our brains” along the way.
4- & 5-year-olds
9:00-11:30 AM, Tue/Wed/Thur; or Mon/Tue/Wed/ Thur (must be 4 by Sept 1)
What a fun place to be! This is where we put all those fundamentals to use. Students explore many different topics and concepts. They increase their phonemic awareness while exploring letters and sounds. Basic math and science concepts are discussed. Students spend this year increasing the knowledge they need to ensure a great kindergarten year.
Extended learning, extended fun!
Afternoon add-on options.
Jump Start Kindergarten
11:30 AM-2:00 PM, Tue/Wed (Pre-K only)
This program for 4- & 5-year olds introduces and extends children’s awareness of pre-reading and pre-math skills. Children work in small groups with a kindergarten level curriculum. This class is geared towards children who are attending kindergarten the following year and who are ready for the challenge of an academic-focused class. Time for lunch is included in this class. You must be signed up for one of our morning 4- & 5-year olds classes to join Jump Start Kindergarten.
Afternoon enrichment classes are designed to extend your child’s day and learning time. Children have the opportunity to learn, explore, and play outside of their traditional classroom. Classes include time for lunch and are open to 3-, 4-, & 5-year-olds:
- 11:30-2:00 Mon – Mixing, Magic, Mmmmm – Get ready to measure, mix, and create delicious creations in the kitchen. Students learn how to prepare treats by following multi-step, organized directions, while actively participating, mixing, and cooperating with friends.
- 11:30-2:00 Thur – I’m a Scientist – Our little scientists begin to understand their world through hands-on experiments indoors and outdoors.
Lunch Bunch and
Stay & Play
This program is a flexible extended-day option, offering Lunch Bunch (11:30-12:45) and/or Stay & Play (12:45-2:00).
June 18, 19, 20
3-5 year olds
Feathers of many colors, beaks of different shapes, bodies large or small are just some of the things we’ll look at as we learn about the many varieties of birds that God created. We’ll taste some things that birds like to eat and read about some birds in several Bible stories – maybe we’ll even build some nests! Please join our flock for some summer fun and learning. REGISTER
August 6, 7, 8
Time 9:00- 11:30AM
3-5 year olds
How many ways can we blow bubbles and what better time of year to play in water? We’ll do plenty of both this week as we learn the importance of water and how God uses the water of baptism to make us part of His family. Bubbles will be on the scene each day, in fact each day should be bubbling over with fun as we fill our mornings with art, science, stories and songs. REGISTER
June 3, 10, July 1, 8, 22, August 5 & 12
4 & 5 year olds
We’ll start the summer by planning and planting our garden boxes. We’ll keep a garden journal and record our observations. We’ll measure the growth as the summer goes on. Add garden art projects, stories, songs, snacks, a little tasting of our garden produce and you get a lot of fun and learning. Our Bible connection will be on creation, gardens in the Bible stories, and how God provides for us with the beauty and food a garden produces. REGISTER