We believe every child is unique and deserves unconditional love, and acceptance. Through our enriched preschool curriculum, we encourage development of a healthy self-concept, appropriate social interaction through play and small group activities, gross and fine motor skill development, intellectual growth and academic preparation, and integration of biblical truths into every part of the child's learning experience.
We strive to build a strong educational and personal foundation for every child. Cornerstone is a developmental program. We recognize that children move through specific stages of development at their own indidividual pace.
Each child has their own learning style and temperament which contributes to how they process information and retain it as knowledge. Cornerstone recognizes that children construct knowledge through hands-on exploration and discovery. We understand the significance of mastery at each developmental level. Cornerstone focuses on the process of learning, rather than the product.
Upon arrival (9:00 am) the child will choose a cubby and put their name tag on it. They will hang up their coats/sweaters and go directly to a skills practice activity. This activity will take approximately two minutes.
When completed they can enter the free play period (9:00 - 10:15).
After clean up and snack they will participate in Bible time in the large group (10:40-11:00).
They go outside for 30 minutes of playground free play and then return to the classroom for small group table time (11:30-11:50).
Next is movement and music time (11:50-12:15).
The class concludes with show and tell time.