If you visit American Christian Academy Preschool, first thing in the morning you see the kids in Ms. Anna’s class gather on the carpet for circle time where they roll a ball to each other singing their “Good Morning” song.
On a daily outing to the playground a preschooler works on gross motor skills and taking turns by playing on the swing set. In the hall, you can hear the sound of teachers and students at class time call out the names of colors, shapes, letters and numbers.
Familiar Bible stories
like the story of Palm Sunday are told an acted out complete with a
ride on a “donkey” down the classroom “street” while friends call out,
“Hosanna!” Or, you might hear the 23rd Psalm being recited by
K-3 kids while they practice for ACA Grandparents’ Day. Children sing,
“God our Father, Be Our Guest…” to bless the food before lining up to
walk to the ACA cafeteria for lunch.
After lunch, a child expresses her creativity and increases her fine motor skills by finger painting a kite craft to go along with our weather themed unit. Laughter rings out from the indoor playroom while children
play with baby dolls, toy kitchens, trucks and trains. A teacher
encourages a child in his social skills, “Use your words when a friend
takes the toy away from you.”
Soon all that can be heard is soft music playing as the children lie down for nap time. Finally, the darkness and quiet end when the children get up to eat snack and engage in free play until Mommy and Daddy come to take them home.