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Bible Fellowship Church Preschool

6950 Ralston Street
Ventura, CA 93003

Phone:
(805) 644-7607
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Our philosophy is to provide a climate in which your child can learn through creative play, in an environment reflecting God's love. It is our goal that your child develops a love of learning and a positive self-image during his first school experience. Through music and stories, the use of a variety of materials, first hand experiences, physical activities, and exposure to new ideas, your child will have the opportunity to broaden his understanding of God, himself, others, and his world.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

At Bible Fellowship Church Preschool, curriculum is planned so children can grow through the developmental stages at their own pace. We explore the many wonders of God's world through hands on experiences using the five senses. Our diversified program offers many activities to form a strong basis for school readiness.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught We have chapel every other week. We focus on simple Bible truths through stories in the old and new testament. To make the Bible more tangible we use flannel graphs, books, songs, puppets and drama. Our focus and approach is simple and concise. We focus on, who is God, who is Jesus, and what is the Bible?

From the Director:

Activities are set up in creative learning centers and the child is allowed to pursue areas of interest. The teacher's role is to facilitate self-discovery by the self-directed learner. They are watching for "teachable moments" to interject information without interrupting the learning process. We involve children in the learning process and encourage them to use their time making good constructive choices.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

The program is geared toward success for children by encouraging them to attempt the new as well as risk possible failure in a safely controlled, supportive environment. We focus on the process of learning and the value of experience for the individual child.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our philosophy is to provide a climate in which your child can learn through creative play, in an environment reflecting God's love. It is our goal that your child develops a love of learning and a positive self-image during his first school experience through music and stories, the use of a variety of materials, first-hand experiences, physical activities, and exposure to new ideas. Your child will have the opportunity to broaden his understanding of God, himself, others, and his world. Look what we have!
"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

9:00 - 9:50 Welcome/open learning centers/free art
Introduction to day, 1st circle time

9:50 – 10:20 Outside (100 playground) Activities for
large motor development

10:20 -11:20 Inside - Snack/calendar and concepts/art
activities, 2nd circle time

11:20 – 11:50 Outside (100 playground) Activities for
large motor development

11:50 – 1:00 Inside - Lunch/share/whiteboards

1:00 – 1:30 Stay & Play children are picked up and
walked over to S&P room

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have "Getting to know you" conferences in the beginning of the school year as well has Parent/Teacher Conferences in the middle of the school year. We also have daily communication with parents. We have other outside resources available as needed.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • 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
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year