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Horizon Christian School

2172 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd.
Suwanee, GA 30024

Phone:
(770) 962-1214

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Open Court Curriculum
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Manipulatives
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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  • Weekly Reader & Let's Find Out magazines
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Music Teacher and curriculum
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
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Bible Spanish

From the Director:

CURRICULUM Resources: ONE YEAR OLDS Convention Press – Wee Learn Curriculum Guide for Infants and Toddlers TWO YEAR OLDS Convention Press – Wee Learn Curriculum Guide for Twos THREE YEAR OLDS SRA – The DLM Early Childhood Express Convention Press – Wee Learn Curriculum Guide for Threes Weekly Reader – Newspaper for Children FOUR YEAR OLDS SRA – Open Court Reading from A-Z Convention Press – Wee Learn Curriculum Guide for Fours Scholastic – Let’s Find Out Newspaper ACSI God & Children Preschool Bible Curriculum & workbook A Beka Health & Safety Visuals A Beka Character Development Visuals ALL AGES McMillan Early Science Big Books & Activities McMillan Early Math Big Books and Activities McMillan Manipulatives Horizon Christian School Media Center

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Teachers evaluate children regularly and adjust curriculum based on evaluation.
Speach, Physical and Occupational Therapists are welcome in our classrooms

Day in the Life

General School Mission

 To base our curriculum and activities on Biblical truth as revealed in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
 To protect the rights of each child.
 To nurture and enhance the individuality and positive self-image of each child.
 To help each child to learn to appreciate and respect the worth and dignity of each person.
 To strive to make school a healthy, positive, creative and pleasant place for children.
 To help children adjust to school and community life.
 To support good relationships between the child and members of the family.
 To encourage the child to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and strive for holiness because He is holy.
 To enrich the child's understanding of the community, country and world.
 To enable a child to differentiate between right and wrong in today’s rapidly changing society.
 To introduce concepts in the following areas at the appropriate time for their growth: language, music and movement, science, physical education, art and mathematics.
 To evaluate daily

A Typical Day

Sample Preschool Daily Schedule
Informal Opening
Free Play & Manipulative
Greet children, prepare attendance information.
(Classrooms are setup with puzzles, beads, pegboards or other small activities for children to begin)
Center Time Learning Activities/Weekly Themes
Different curriculum areas relating to weekly theme (math, language arts, large / small motor development, science, computer, cooking, home living, dramatic play etc.)
Circle Time (start with prayer)
Pledge to flag, weather and calendar activities, Bible verse, sharing, and introduction to new skills in various curriculum areas, show and tell and discussion of plans for the day. Letter person, calendar, weather, memory verse, colors, shapes, addresses, phone numbers, should be part of the Circle Time bulletin board (learning board).
Bible Time
Life application, Bible story, craft etc. related to Biblical theme of the week and to review monthly memory verse.
Playground
To improve large muscle development and socialization skills.
Lunch
A time to enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed setting while eating.
Creative Movement/Chapel/Music/Spanish
Creative Movement-Organized play activities to help improve muscle coordination
Chapel-Sharing and learning about God and His love
Music- Learning new songs in addition to singing familiar tunes. Designed to enhance auditory skills.
Spanish-Introduction to foreign language and simple conversational phrases.


Language Arts / Math Activities
Stories, puppetry, flannel board, drama or role playing, songs, letters and numbers, big book activities, counting, sorting, pattern sequencing etc.
Art
Craft and art projects appropriate for the age of children in classroom. Art will be done in individual classrooms.
Evaluation
End of the day time for the whole class that includes a review of the day.

A copy of the daily schedule is posted in each classroom.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Student folders are sent home daily to keep parents in touch with their child's preschool experience and offer ideas that parents may use at home. Evaluations are done on a regular basis and results are communicated to parents by teachers. An annual conference is held for each preschool student. Special conferences are scheduled when needed.
Parenting classes are offered as a ministry of Horizon Baptist Church.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year