Is it Already time for Kindergarten?
Weren't you just bringing them home from the hospital yesterday? Didn’t they JUST learn to walk last week? How can you already be looking into a K-12 schooling option for your most precious little one? As all these thoughts swirl in your head, take a moment to reflect on God's word:
All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.
It is our prayer that you will find God’s peace and direction as you search for a K-12 school that will meet the academic, spiritual, physical, and social needs of your child(ren). We are blessed that you are considering Wesleyan Christian Academy among those options and we’d like to take the opportunity to explain our two-year kindergarten program.
A Developmental Approach to Kindergarten
Wesleyan Christian Academy recognizes that God created every child with unique gifts and talents and that each child learns differently. That's why for more than 40 years, Wesleyan has used the Gesell Developmental Observation to recommend a starting point of either Transitional Kindergarten (TK) or Kindergarten (K) for our youngest academic scholars. We base our recommendation on your child's chronological and developmental age. What we've found is that when children are placed according to their developmental readiness, the Lord enables parents and teachers alike to witness first-hand the academic, spiritual, and social success that follows the child throughout their K-12 experience.
- Chronological age of 5 by OCT 31 AND a developmental age of 4 1/2 to 5 years on the Gesell Observation
- Two full-time teachers: 1 full-time lead teacher and 1 full-time assistant
- Class size of 15-17 students
- Less time on task initially as we gradually build the child's attention and focus
- More group work and more time spent in various learning stations
- Chronological age of 5 by AUG 31, AND a developmental age of 5 1/2 to 6 years on the Gesell Observation
- One full-time lead teacher and one part-time teaching assistant
- Class size of 19-20 students
- More time on task beginning at the very start of the school year
- More independent, paper/pencil work with less time in learning stations
The Overarching Kindergarten Curriculum
Whether your child begins their journey in Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten our biblically-based, college-preparatory curriculum will provide a solid academic foundation for their K-12 career. Core subjects include Language Arts, Reading Readiness / Reading, Math, Creative Expression, Social Studies, and Bible. Weekly curricular specials include, Art, Technology, Media Center, Music, STEM, PE/Swimming, and Chapel.