It has been demonstrated that children learn best through play.
Play is the “work” of a child. Through play, children learn about people and their environment.
This is how children socialize and develop relationships.
To prepare your child for public school within Lexington District 1, PCDM parallels our curriculum to meet some of the district’s requirements. In addition to this, our curriculum will be open-ended, which allows for flexibility and the changing needs of the children. It is not intended that every child achieve mastery of skills presented to them, but instead be introduced to those skills. We will ensure that all activities are developmentally appropriate for each age group.
Your child will be individually evaluated twice a year (September & March) using the Ages and Stages Milestones Questionnaire. This questionnaire asses each child’s communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social development.
We use a weekly thematic based curriculum that introduces letters, numbers, colors, and shapes. We use a variety of materials coupled with different activities, which will give the children the opportunity to learn and develop their own interests guided by the teachers. We also pair this with our weekly chapel stories and bible verses.
– Learn to show empathy and concern for others
– Participates in prayer
– Learns Bible verses and characters
– Learn to apply Bible lessons to daily situations
– Displays a healthy self-concept in a safe, supportive, and stimulating learning environment
– Demonstrates self-control and shows respect and responsibility for themselves and others
– Forms healthy social relationships
– Uses a variety of techniques in solving social problems
– Themes are used to introduce information.
– Learning takes place as children explore and manipulate objects and events.
Motor Skill Development
– Increasingly move their bodies in ways that demonstrate control, balance, and coordination.
– Use their fingers and hands in ways that develop hand-to-eye coordination, strength, control and object manipulation.
– Begin to understand how daily activity and healthy behavior promote overall personal health and safety.
– Music in English and Spanish
– Dramatic Play
– Structures activities and games
Pisgah Preschool Child Development Ministry admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Preschool Program enrolls children 18 months of age through 4 years. Due to age requirements for entering the public school, the child must be of his/her age by September 1st of that current school year. (See SC Department of Education School Attendance Law Article 1, Section 59-69-10 A).
Registration for the current students begins in February of each year for the following school year. Openings are then made available to the public on a first come, first serve basis. Children may be enrolled at any time during the school year if there is an opening.