LCS will offer 2, 3, and 5 Day Pre-Kindergarten Beginning with the Fall of 2019
We will offer a Tuesday and Thursday 2-day option, a Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3-day option as well as full 5 day option Monday through Friday. See the LCS Calendar for school days. Students must be age 4 by September 1 in order to attend.
For many, the Pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) program at Lincoln Christian School is the first experience in the educational environment. Early childhood education is the foundation of social, emotional, physical and pre-academic learning. Students at this age become acquainted with and accustomed to a classroom environment and begin to build social skills through work and play that will serve them forever. Spiritually, the main emphasis for students in the LCS Pre-K program is teaching the principles of authentic faith, specifically that Jesus cares for each of us and that God is great! Educationally, the emphasis is exploring and learning many new concepts such as social interaction, following procedures, and being responsible for their own belongings and needs. We accomplish this through the daily use of individual instruction as well as small group learning.
Bible and Biblical Integration
Pre-K is when we begin teaching the principles of the Know, Grow, Discover, Go Discipleship Pathway.
We begin to Know God by teaching and emphasizing authentic faith by learning how Jesus cares for each of us and the greatness of God.
The organized approach to school is typically very new and at times, varies in comfort for new students and parents. Through the LCS Pre-K program, our goal is to help students and parents Grow in Freedom from the anxieties that can accompany transitions like this.
At Lincoln, our philosophy is stated in three priorities: godly character, academic excellence, and extracurricular activity. The powerful combination of Knowing God, Growing in Freedom and applying our educational philosophy sets conditions for new school-aged families to begin to Discover Purpose.
Through the beginning stages of building a strong foundation of Knowing God, Growing in Freedom, and Discovering Purpose, we endeavor that students and families learn the next step is to GO make a difference in the lives of those around them!
Explore/Specials and Physical Education
Students are also given instruction in art, music, Spanish, and physical education. Elementary Art explores a variety of media designed to allow all students to express themselves creatively. In Music, movement, singing and and dancing are a focus throughout the year. Spanish class offers students a basic introduction to the Spanish language.
Physical Education is held daily, and offers a variety of activities and games. The focus is on developing a student’s understanding of the need for physical fitness while encouraging a life habit of regular physical exercise.
Mathematics focuses on the use of manipulatives and hands-on activities and introducing the very basic skills needed to enter kindergarten, such as counting, estimating, patterning, recognition of numbers and one-to-one correspondence. Students participate in both whole group activities and center-based activities.
Exposure to literature and associated activities are predictors of later reading success. Students are taught with read-alouds, hands-on materials, songs, games and self-exploration. We encourage parents to discuss each day’s events with their child. Examples might be retelling stories, reading other books within the theme, or playing school with their child.
For our writing instruction, we use the curriculum Handwriting Without Tears. This program is research-based for early childhood students. Within this program letters are not taught in alphabetical order. Instead, letters are taught in shape order, meaning letters using straight lines are taught before letters with more difficult curved shapes. Students will be exposed to ABC order but not taught the letters in that order. This program offers practice using many different manipulative tools.