Northshore Christian Academy's Early Learning Center
A Peek at Our Curriculum...
Bible…Pre-K classes use the Jesus Storybook Bible; Preschool classes use the Read & Learn Bible; the Two’s classes use The Beginners Bible and the One’s class uses The First Step Bible and The Beginners Bible for Toddlers to teach God’s Word. Weekly Bible verses are taught and character qualities are addressed at Chapel each week.
Math…Pre-K uses Every Day in Pre-K Math and builds upon the Math Their Way program started in Preschool. These are highly effective programs that teach sorting, classification, pattern extension, prediction, measurement and more! Our Toddler classes incorporates math concepts in art and movement activities.
Phonics/Language…We immerse our students in language and poetry every day to help them develop a rich vocabulary. Pre-K and Preschool classes use Moncure letter books; Pre-K use Alpha Tales; and Preschool use Alphabet Stories (puppets and word stories) to teach letter and sound recognition.
Handwriting…(Pre-K only) Handwriting Without Tears is an exciting, research-based program that uses a wide variety of kinesthetic materials to help children learn to form upper case letters and numbers.
Science…We introduce children to the amazing world that our God created through stories, art, and hands-on activities.
Art…Art experiences are many and varied to encourage children to explore both self-directed and teacher directed projects.
Social Studies…Our themes help children explore the world around them, creating rich experiences and introductions to the world beyond their own front door.
September Chapel Focus: Lovers of God
¨ Honor God by showing respect
¨ Participate in prayer and worship
¨ Weekly Stories: Jesus, Abraham, David
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:
- Due to our policy about no glass in classrooms, we cannot have glass lunch containers. If you would like to use reusable items; please consider plastic or stainless steel instead.
- Please check... your student files each day for arts/crafts, daily sheets and important updates.
The Weather is changing...
Please remember to bring a change of clothes to keep in the classroom and a jacket, even if it looks warm in the morning. Sometimes the weather changes quickly and we still go outside.
To redeem vacation credit, remember that you need to submit the request before you take the time off. You will not receive the credit until after your vacation.
To find out how much vacation credit you qualify for or how much you have used, just ask Melissa.
Parents, please give an accurate time out for your child on the sign in and out sheet. Our staffing is based on what time you write.
If you missed picture day or would like to have retakes, all grade level retake day is November 14th.
Early Learning Center Contact Information
Office Hours: 8:00 am—4:30 pm
Director: Sarah DuCette
Phone: (425) 322-2396
Administrative Assistant: Melissa Mackin
ELC Curriculum Coordinator: Mary Hodge