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Nazarene Christian Preschool

5253 E. Los Coyotes Diagonal
Long Beach, CA 90815

Phone:
(562) 597-3900

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We have been in the Long Beach community for 38 years. We offer a Christian based, developmentally appropriate curriculum.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Our main concern is the safety of your child. We consistently teach social emotional issues such as sharing, respect for others and caring. We are an academic Christian based preschool. Our curriculum is theme based. The children are taught letters, phonemic awareness, colors, shapes, numbers, ordinal numbers. We use the Zaner-Bloser writing program for our pre-k children that will be attending Kindergarten.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught We offer a special music class on Tuesdays, which is taught by the Young Music Company. It is an interactive class. On Wednesdays we have a gymnastics class for all children. These two specials are provided at no additional charge for parents.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child is encouraged to reach their potential. The teachers provide advanced teaching, as well as remedial. We feel that each child comes with special gifts and talents, and they are encouraged to excel according to their natural abilities.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"It is our goal to provide instruction and experiences that will help the child grow spiritually as well as intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

We believe that each child follows predictable stages of growth and development, but progresses through these stages at his/her own rate and in his/her own unique way. Each child is God's unique creation and therefore has unique strengths and needs. We build on these strengths and meet the needs by providing a wide variety of both teacher-directed and child-centered activities in math, science, social studies, art, music, language, creative movement, and Bible. We also believe that each child learns by doing, especially during these preschool years. Therefore, we plan instructional activities, special events, and experiences that are age appropriate and involve the child in active learning.

We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children. It is the Christian school's responsibility to augment and support the values of the Christian parents and the Christian home while the child is in our care."


A Typical Day

6:45 - 8:30 a.m. Opening and Indoor Play
8:30 - 11: 40 a.m. Class Instruction Time (Recess and Snack time included)
11:45 - 12:40 p.m. Lunch and playtime
12:45 - 2:45 p.m. Rest Time
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Clean-up, Snack, Indoor Centers
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Outdoor Play
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Indoor Activity Time

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We encourage parents to work closely with the teachers to insure that all concerns are met. We will be providing progress reports on a regular basis every quarter. There will be one parent teacher conference that is scheduled. Parents are always encouraged to make an appointment to meet with the teachers if their are any concerns in regard to their child.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year