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Preschool


CDS’s Preschool program offers a wide range of multi-sensory activities designed specifically for children 2 years old through Pre-K. These classes are offered 2, 3, or 5 days per week from 8:15-am – 12pm. Our Preschool students participate in group activities and learn science, math, art, reading readiness, and music through play and games that are designed to for this age to thrive and succeed. 

Curriculum

The Wee Learn Curriculum published by LifeWay is the primary curriculum used in our Preschool program for our 2’s and 3’s.  DIG (Develop.Inspire.Grow) is the primary curriculum used in the Pre-K class that uses fun stories and puppets to introduce basic literacy skills and prepares our children for Kindergarten. We integrate math, reading readiness, science, art, movement, and music into our curriculum.  Teachers heavily supplement lessons with teacher made activities, books, puzzles, and games.

Some of the themes taught are:

  • Starting School
  • Learning About Me
  • Discovering Through My Sciences
  • My Family
  • Community Helpers
  • Safety, Signs, and Symbols Camping
  • Creation
  • Celebrating Thanksgiving
  • Teddy Bears
  • Sharing Christmas Joy
  • Discovering Winter
  • Buildings and Machines

Some memorable events that occur in our classroom are:

  • Muffins for Moms
  • Doughnuts for Dads
  • Grandparent’s Day
  • Mother’s Day Tea
  • Field Trips
  • End of the Year Family Picnic
  • Your child’s own memory book highlighting his/her time in school