Daily Preschool Routines
Each class has their own specific routines that meet the needs of the students, the class, and the teacher’s curriculum. These are some of the items covered in the Mt. Olive Preschool environment:
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Chapel and Jesus Time
Children attend chapel weekly, which includes singing, Bible verses, and Bible stories and lessons. Jesus time is held in the classroom at least twice per month to tell Bible stories, teach lessons, and visit with the children.
Each class follows a routine of daily activities that incorporates a variety of learning experiences and opportunities to play and explore. Classroom time includes teacher-led and child-directed activities, and outdoor play time allows children to develop gross motor skills as they run, climb, jump, and pedal. Mt. Olive Preschool provides morning and afternoon snacks, and children bring their own lunches from home. Children enrolled for full-time and extended days will have a daily rest time after lunch.
Curriculum and Monthly Themes
Each class will have a monthly theme of study. Themes include concepts and activities in Science, Social Studies and Culture, Math, Language Arts and Reading, and Art. Parents receive routine plans outlining learning themes and objectives, activities in various subject areas, books to be read, and letters and numbers of the week.
Additionally, the Threes and Pre-K classes use the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum that incorporates pre-reading and pre-math activities. Children will master letters, letter sounds, and simple number concepts. The Pre-K curriculum is aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Children in the Pre-K class are well prepared for their Kindergarten experience.
Creative Movement Class
Creative Movement class is taught in the Threes and Pre-K classes. Children explore different forms of locomotion (running, skipping, hopping, galloping, crawling), making shapes on different levels (low, middle, high), and qualities of shapes and movement (slow/fast, open/close). Children will practice problem solving, cooperation, and strengthen their mind-body connections. The Creative Movement class is part of our preschool curriculum and is included in tuition.
Spanish is taught in the Twos, Threes, and Pre-K classes. Using the Sonrisas curriculum, Spanish class incorporates singing, dancing, and reading stories in Spanish. Spanish class is a part of our preschool curriculum and is included in tuition.
Extra-curricular classes may be offered that are age and developmentally appropriate for each class.