Early Childhood Class Descriptions
Our Early Childhood focuses on developing age-appropriate social and academic skills in a Christian environment. We PLAY WITH PURPOSE in our Early Childhood classes. Children are placed in a program based on their age at August 1 and classes follow a traditional academic calendar, beginning in mid August and ending in late May each year. In addition to the social and academic goals listed below, children also experience instruction in beginning music theory and physical education. Bible stories, Bible verse memorization (as appropriate) and weekly chapel are an important part of each student's experience at TPCS.
Parents Day Out now Play Based Learning (18 months old, turning 2 years old after August 1)
Parents' Day Out (PDO) will now be called Play Based Learning (PBL) is a wonderful introduction to early schooling and socialization. Daily activities are connected to a daily theme that is guided by the Indiana State Standards for this age group. A child in PBL will learn about who Jesus is and will be encouraged to love him like a friend. Classes are offered all 5 days of the week beginning at 8:30 and ending at 1:30 p.m. You may choose mulitple days if you'd like.
Twos Class (2 years old by August 1)
Twos classes expand on our PDO focus, placing an ever greater emphasis on academic experiences and incorporating more unit-based studies. Classes meet Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. or until 3:30 p.m. each day. We also offer an optional third day class on Friday which adds extra enrichment activities for your child.
Threes Class (3 years old by August 1)
Threes classes incorporate a focus on social/emotional skills, language skills, listening skills, math skills, and fine and large motor skills. Units include nutrition, creation, community helpers, seasons and holidays. Classes meet Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Children may enroll to stay for 5 hours until 1:30 p.m. or for 7 hours until 3:30 p.m. each day. We also offer an optional third day class on Friday which adds extra enrichment activities for your child.
Pre-Kindergarten Class (4 years old by September 1)
Pre-K classes have the heaviest emphasis on academic and social preparation for Kindergarten. Classes have three different day options:
Three days each week (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday) for 5 or 7 hours daily beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Four days each week (Monday through Thursday) for 5 or 7 hours daily beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Five days each week (Monday – Friday) for 5 or 7 hours daily beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.
Before and After-Care Options
We offer Before and After-Care Monday – Friday beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Students must be enrolled in Before and After Care.