ELNS … in a snapshot

       
At ELNS preschool, our curriculum includes a variety of group and individual activities focusing on fine and gross motor, social, critical thinking and life skills.  These skills are developed through indoor and outdoor playtime, story time, music and movement, art, and Chapel activities. Our monthly themes include activities and programs that incorporate health habits, science activities, math concepts and age-appropriate reading readiness activities. The curriculum in the Pre K classes is designed to prepare students for kindergarten in either public or private schools and includes aspects of the “Handwriting Without Tears” curriculum. Although the Bible is not taught as part of our classroom curriculum, we do teach by Christian example, include Christian holiday themes, and practice Christian habits such as prayer before meals in our classrooms.  In addition, all of our classes (except Green) will enjoy a weekly Chapel  time with one of the Pastors or Diaconal Minister. At Epiphany, each child is given ample opportunity to develop physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and cognitively to his or her greatest potential. This is done in a nurturing atmosphere where the teacher acts as a facilitator who provides hands-on experiences and activities that are appropriate to the individual child’s developmental level.

“Great school and affordable pricing. We’ve sent two kids there so far and have been pleased with the caring environment and the way that our boys have grown since attending the school. We saw an immediate difference in their social skills and language development when they started attending school. I really appreciate that, as a working mother, so much of the communication is email-based and event registration is available online. I don’t feel like I miss out on any of the school events or updates with regular weekly emails and monthly electronic newsletters.” – Samantha K.

DAILY SCHEDULE

A.  Self-selected Creative Play: Each child is free to play with anything he chooses…books, blocks, puzzles, toys, etc.  Centers may be set up to coordinate with themes.

B.  Work/Learning Experience: Each child is motivated to participate in the daily activities and lessons.

C.  Group Activities: Large group experiences such as games, stories, finger plays.  Small group experiences such as art activities.

D.  Recreation:  The children will have indoor and outdoor play (weather permitting).

E.  Snacks:  The children sit down to say a blessing and eat their snack together.

F.  Extras:  Each class has music with our resource teacher at least twice a week. We will observe holidays, the seasons, and special times during the year.  Each month we will also concentrate on certain themes.