About Our Program
Our curriculum promotes learning in a fun and engaging environment faithful to traditional Christian values. The boundaries of learning for each child are extended by encouraging the natural eagerness of every child to understand the world around them. Students are encouraged to explore and learn in a supportive and stimulating environment. Teachers and administrators work as a team to develop a thorough curriculum which encourages social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development to ensure the growth of the whole child.
It is our hope that each child’s experience at CCK will enrich and nurture their unique gifts and talents to launch a lifetime love of learning. Our incredible CCK staff is committed to ensuring each child is well cared for and immersed in a learning environment that is enriched with love and excitement. Our school-wide goals for each age group are to:
- Promote Christian values by encouraging sharing, confidence, independence, and kindness
- Surround children in a happy, loving and nurturing learning environment
- Promote self-help/independent behaviors
- Promote social/emotional and language development
- Promote cognitive development
- Promote physical development
Social, Emotional, and Language Development
Development of social/emotional and communication skills in preschool children is essential. In the safe and nurturing environment of CCK, social interaction is encouraged through the use of classroom activities and routines. Students are encouraged to be themselves and learn to communicate by expressing their thoughts and emotions. By learning to recognize their own emotions and feelings, students begin to appreciate their unique identities and develop a sense of empathy for others.
Children’s early years are filled with cognitive milestones. CCK’s program nurtures the development of these cognitive skills through age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Children are encouraged to use reasoning to develop broaden perception skills, build memory skills and develop critical thinking (i.e., cause and effect).
By introducing age-appropriate cognitive activities in classrooms, our students thinking and reasoning skills are continually challenged and encouraged through positive learning experiences. At CCK we seek to meet each child's cognitive needs as they are developmentally ready. We use a variety of teaching strategies that involve learning through play and direct-instruction to meet the needs of each student as an individual.
Encouraging the physical health and well-being of each child is an important part of our program. Our program encourages physical development thorough fine and gross motor activities. Fine motor growth is encouraged through finger-plays, art projects, games, and age-appropriate manipulatives. Gross motor development is encouraged through outdoor recess time, Creative Movement/My Gym classes and music and movement opportunities.
Each classroom offers age-appropriate opportunities to develop fine and gross motor skills, coordination, and mobility.