A knowledge and awareness of God as our Creator permeate each day at Brooklake Christian School. Students are introduced to a loving God who gave us His Son as our Savior. They enjoy God’s Word through Bible stories and songs, and learn to recognize and emulate the Fruit of the Spirit.
Through our safe and stimulating learning environment, students experience the joy of accomplishment as they are introduced to school routines, take responsibility in the classroom, develop self-control and sensitivity to others, learn how to be a good friend, use manners, and gain skills through guided cooperative play. Teachers enhance student self-esteem and empathy for others by modeling encouragement, kindness, and caring. Students learn that each person has gifts and talents, and has been made unique and special by God.
Students are instilled with curiosity and a love of reading in our preschool and prekindergarten programs by being immersed in an environment rich with age-appropriate literature. Awareness of alphabet letters and sounds, phonics, and rhymes is introduced and repeated, using all of a child’s senses through art, music, and movement. Emphasis is placed on increasing vocabulary through active participation in hearing and telling stories.
Students in Pre-Kindergarten will be exposed to proper pencil/pen grip and to writing their names, forming the numbers and letters, and copying short sentences by the end of the school year. Students in Preschool will trace letters, numbers, and shapes.
Children experience math concepts through sorting and classifying objects by color, shape, and other shared characteristics. Number concepts are introduced through hands-on activities as students begin to understand one-to-one correspondence and patterns.
Children’s natural curiosity and wonder about the world God created for us are nurtured and developed through experiencing nature firsthand inside the preschool and prekindergarten classrooms and in the school yard. Children learn about the cycle of living things including plants, animals, and the human body.
Students learn the concept of community and citizenship through working together to achieve goals in the classroom, such as helping one another, taking turns, and making group decisions. Students learn about jobs and helpers in the wider community, as well as in their classroom community, and their connection to the world outside of their families and school.
Expression and learning through different art forms are an important part of the formative years of preschool and prekindergarten. Students are given many opportunities to develop creativity, fine motor control, and spatial relations through various art materials. Music and movement are also incorporated into numerous activities throughout the day as a fun way to develop gross motor skills, and to stimulate learning and memory skills.
(All Day Classes Only) Students will have the opportunity to participate in P.E., technology, music, and Spanish classes one-to-two days a week in addition to the other integrated educational experiences.