What will I be doing?
- Exploring Classroom Centers through play (dramatic play, art, writing, math, blocks, discovery and science, library, and sensory)
- Healthy snack served daily
- Large group experiences with stories, songs, and finger plays
- Small group activities focusing on specific skills development catering to the needs of each individual child
- Art with an emphasis on process vs. product
- Outdoor learning areas within a fenced playground
- Indoor large motor experiences including skills development, games, and music
- Daily prayers and devotions
Philosophy of Learning
At Seeds of Faith, we believe in the importance of a hands-on approach to learning. We utilize the Creative Curriculum ® as a guide for planning learning activities for the preschool children. The Creative Curriculum ® focuses on four key areas of development: social/emotional, cognitive, language and physical. The classrooms and lessons are set up to enhance growth in all of these areas.
A nurturing Christian environment further enhances learning at Seeds of Faith. Jesus taught us to love and respect our neighbors. Our faith-based curriculum aligns with Faith Lutheran’s educational programming. Daily prayers, songs, and devotions emphasize the love that Jesus has for us all.
Our classes also utilize the Project Approach to learning. Children have a natural desire to explore and discover. The Project Approach builds on natural curiosity, enabling children to interact, question, connect, problem-solve, communicate, and reflect. This kind of authentic learning extends beyond the classroom to each preschooler’s home, community, nation, and then world. It essentially makes learning the “stuff” of real life and children active participant in and shapers of their world (Lilian Katz & Sylvia Chard, www.projectapproach.org).
The pictures below are from our Spider Project. The Pre-K students studied spiders for six weeks. Our culminating activity was a Spider Museum, where each child created their own display to share with other preschoolers, their families, church members, and even the community.
Children learn the most through play and by taking an active role in the learning process. Play is how children begin to understand their world. Through play, children learn to socialize with other children, solve problems, and think critically. Our classrooms are arranged so that children have access to a variety of materials throughout the day. Teachers provide guidance and encouragement as they work and play with children individually, in small groups, or as a whole group.