The Kinderbridge program is designed for children who turn 5 between September 1st and December 31st. It is designed as a transitional class between Preschool and Kindergarten and meets the needs of children who would benefit from the gift of time to continue to develop their social and academic readiness, emotional and fine motor development, independence, self-motivation and attention span.
Gospel Light Bright Beginning’s: Exploring God’s World is the Bible curriculum implemented in Kinderbridge. Monthly Bible concepts are integrated into learning themes within the lessons being taught in the classroom.
The Bible concepts are taught and reinforced in a variety of age-appropriate ways, Bible Stories, and verses, music, interactive prayer and verse activities and conversation with each learning center that connects the Bible concepts to children’s everyday life.
Daily prayer and devotions are included in each daily schedule. Kinderbridge students join Kindergarten students for a weekly Chapel as well as attending monthly Chapel with the Preschool.
The Preschool Sequence of Core Knowledge is implemented in the Kinderbridge program. Teacher plans experiences and activities for Kinderbridge children by offering coherent progressions of skills and knowledge in the following areas:
- Oral Language
- Nursery Rhymes, Poems, Finger Plays & Songs
- Storybook Reading & Storytelling
- Emerging Literacy Skills in Reading and Writing
Knowledge Acquisition & Cognitive Development
- Mathematical Reasoning and Number Sense
- Orientation in Time and Space
- Scientific Reasoning and the Physical World
- Visual Arts
Physical, Social & Emotional Development
- Movement & Coordination
- Autonomy & Social Skills
- Work Habits