WHAT HAPPENS ON SUNDAYS?
Once your child is dropped off at the age-appropriate classroom, he/she will enter into a positive experience of learning and fun planned just for them!
Your preschooler will be encouraged to participate in opening activities such as building with blocks, coloring a picture, working a puzzle, preparing a pretend meal, or reading a book. The teacher will use these activities to reinforce each week’s biblical truth.
Our curriculum, First Look, gives preschoolers their first impression of their loving heavenly Father.
Three basic truths are the foundation of First Look:
- GOD MADE ME.
- GOD LOVES ME.
- JESUS WANTS TO BE MY FRIEND FOREVER.
First Look consist of 4 main elements: Make It Fun, Make It True, Make It Stick, Make It Real.
1) MAKE IT FUN!
Make it Fun helps introduce children to aspects of the upcoming Bible Story. It welcomes and engages children.
2) MAKE IT TRUE!
Make It True incorporates an introductory sketch, a Bible story, and a time of worship.
2 Year Old Story Time is conducted by a special storyteller who will go room to room to present the Bible story in a clear and meaningful way for your child to understand. Your child will have fun with songs, finger plays or games to help your preschoolers interact with story time.
Big WORSHIP is the special time each Sunday where our older children experience a skit, the Bible story and emphasis for the day, and a time of worship including instruments and song. Your child’s class will gather in a large group setting to hear the Bible story in a clear and meaningful way that is easy for your child to understand. Your child will learn basic biblical truths that he can apply to his preschool world. A Bible verse is always used to emphasize the theme and focus of the lesson. Skits are used to tell the story, and our wonderful Worship Leaders bring the biblical lessons to life through music. 3 yr olds in rooms 108-115 attend Big Worship at 9:35a. 4 yr olds in rooms 131-138 attend Big Worship at 11:05a.
3) MAKE IT STICK!
To reinforce the Bible Story, your child will experience activities that are active, crafty, and sometimes delicious that will enhance the bottom line.
4) MAKE IT REAL!
At this fun time, your child will understand how the bottom line of the story applies to him. Older children will discuss real life experiences and share prayer requests.
When you pick up your child from class, the teacher will help gather your child’s belongings and art work. The teacher will check your receipt and your child’s nametag for a match before releasing your preschooler into your care.