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Pre-school

Our DCA Pre-school School staff looks forward to an exciting year with your child. We anticipate teachable moments that will impact each one academically, spiritually, socially, and physically. 
Our hope is that both the parents and students are ready for a memorable experience. Your children become such an important part of our lives, and we look forward to their upcoming pre-school year.

3/4 Year Old Program

Math Concepts

  • Count and recognize numbers 1-20
  • Sort by color, shape, and number
  • Primary/Secondary Color Recognition
  • Patterns
  • Ordinal Numbers

Phonics

  • Recognize letters A-Z
  • Introduction to phonetic sounds
  • Sight word recognition
  • Rhyming words

Enhance fine and gross motor skills

  • Cutting
  • Writing name
  • Writing letters and numbers

Hands-on/Kid friendly science experiments

  • Engage all 5 senses through learning and fun

Spark interest in reading

  • Author Studies (Kevin Henkes, Jan Brett, etc)
  • Thematic Units (Transportation, Oceans, Solar System)
  • Fingerplays, nursery rhymes, and poetry

Increase students' creativity through music and art

  • Singing, dancing, painting, drawing, and more

Promote positive social interaction skills during learning and play time 

Bring Bible into the classroom through “Purposeful Design”

Support and Nurture an independent spirit

  • Dress oneself, pick up learning/play area items, care of personal belongings

Create a classroom environment that harvests a love for learning and brings out the best in every child

Our hope is that both the parents and students are ready for a memorable experience. Your children become such an important part of our lives, and we look forward to their upcoming pre-school year.

4/5 Year Old Program

Math Concepts

  • Count and recognize numbers 1-20
  • Sort by color, shape, and number
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Use of ten-frames
  • Subitizing
  • Demonstrate ordinal words
  • Patterns
  • Telling time to the hour
  • Fractions

Phonics

  • Recognize letters A-Z
  • Introduction to phonetic sounds
  • Rhyming words
  • Sight words
  • Sentence building
  • CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words

Enhance fine and gross motor skills

  • Cutting
  • Writing first name
  • Writing letters and numbers

Hands-on/Kid friendly science experiments

  • Engage all 5 senses through learning and fun

Increase interest in reading

  • Author Studies (Kevin Henkes, Jan Brett, etc)
  • Thematic Units (Transportation, Oceans, Solar System)

Increase students' creativity through music and art

  • Singing, dancing, painting, drawing, and more

Promote positive social interaction skills during learning and play time 

Bring Bible into the classroom through “Purposeful Design”

Support and Nurture an independent spirit

  • Dress oneself, pick up learning/play area items, care of personal belongings

Create a classroom environment that harvests a love for learning and brings out the best in every child