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A Glance at UCiC’s Preschool Program

3 year olds and those turning 4 have pre-school classes with the above activities to help them learn colors, shapes and spatial relationships. Their program contains a range of learning experiences to help them gain self-esteem, self-awareness, self-control, and decision making abilities. They also learn about nutrition, health, community helpers and personal safety.


Spiritual Development

  • Basic Bible stories, songs and concepts

  • Monthly character traits and their meanings

  • A portion of a Bible verse for each trait

  • Applying the traits in school with classmates and teachers


Social / Emotional Development

  • Group skills as cooperating, sharing, taking turns and negotiating

  • Showing Jesus' love and respect to everyone

  • Developing self-esteem and learning that each child is special


General Cognitive Development

  • Recognizing likeness and differences

  • Matching colors, sizes and shapes, and then categorizing

  • Developing logical thinking skills

  • Follow two part directions (such as “Put your toys away and come to the table”)

  • Spatial concepts and opposites (such as; up/down, in/out, over/under)


Language Development

  • Using imagination (storytelling by “reading” a book, puppets, dramatic play)

  • Talking clearly in front of a group and sharing personal experiences

  • Learning new words in vocabulary and memory games

  • Learning songs, finger plays, and rhymes

  • Making relevant verbal contributions in small group discussion

  • Expression using art materials


Numbers Development

  • Match and sort objects

  • Rote count to ten, then count ten objects


Science/Health/Social Studies

  • Simple concepts about such themes as: dinosaurs, plants, shadows, healthy habits, animals, community helpers, international customs.

  • Learning about holidays

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