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Compass Christian Preschool

2600 Hall Johnson Road
Colleyville, TX 76034

Phone:
(817) 796-5123

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Compass Christian Preschool (CCP) serves as an outreach ministry to Compass Christian Church by providing quality early childhood education in a safe, loving, Christian environment. Our goal is to instill a love of learning and Jesus’ love for them in all children. The children are individually and/or group instructed; guided by our teachers in learning centers, crafts, music, Bible lessons, basic Spanish, computers, reading, science, math and large motor activities.

We believe that children will learn more in early elementary school and beyond if they have the best possible foundation so they will grow and develop the skills necessary for their success. Our program is designed to provide the foundation and also help the child develop good self-esteem through positive reinforcement in their learning and developing process. We strive to help each child individually grow mentally, socially, and above all, spiritually. We consider it our privilege and honor to be able to serve our community in this ministry.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Compass Christian Preschool (CCP) serves as an outreach ministry to Compass Christian Church by providing quality early childhood education in a safe, loving, Christian environment. Our goal is to instill a love of learning and Jesus’ love for them in all children. The children are individually and/or group instructed; guided by our teachers in learning centers, crafts, music, Bible lessons, basic Spanish, computers, reading, science, math and large motor activities. We believe that children will learn more in early elementary school and beyond if they have the best possible foundation so they will grow and develop the skills necessary for their success. Our program is designed to provide the foundation and also help the child develop good self-esteem through positive reinforcement in their learning and developing process. We strive to help each child individually grow mentally, socially, and above all, spiritually. We consider it our privilege and honor to be able to serve our community in this ministry. You have chosen an early childhood program for your child that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. NAEYC administers the largest and most recognized accreditation system for all types of early childhood programs. NAEYC is the nation’s largest organization of early childhood educators. Early childhood programs accredited by the NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation have voluntarily undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study, invited external professional review to verify compliance with the Criteria for High-Quality Early Childhood Programs, and been found to be in substantial compliance with the criteria. The criteria can be found on NAEYC’s Web site at www.naeyc.org/accreditation.

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
  • A well-stocked bookcase
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 Prereading/reading Prehandwriting/handwriting

From the Director:

Compass Preschool believes in whole child development. Our teachers work with the child's family to make sure that they not only develop cognitively but socially, emotionall, physically and spiritually. We work with both the Grapevine Colleyville and Carroll school districts to make sure that the children who leave our program are ready for kindergarten. For writing skills we use, Handwriting Without Tears and for prereading and reading skils we use Frog Street Press.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

At Compass Preschool, we believe that each child is different and we set goals for each individual child. We have an assessment specialist on staff to help any child who is struggling or needs outside intervention.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

CCP serves as a Christian outreach ministry of Compass Christian Church by providing quality early childhood education in a safe and loving Christian environment.

Our goal is to instill a love of God, a love of others, and a love of learning in all children. The children are individually and/or group instructed, guided by our teachers in academics, learning centers, crafts, music, Bible lessons, basic Spanish, computer, pre-reading, pre-math and large motor activities.

With this approach, we feel the children learn with the best possible foundation in which they can grow and develop skills necessary for their early educational years. This also helps them have good self-esteem through our positive reinforcement in their learning and developing process.

We strive to help each individual child grow spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually. We consider this our privilege and an honor to be able to serve our community in this vital ministry. Our staff participates in continued learning opportunities which include development in faith; understanding of how children learn, grow and develop; and knowledge of resources which help support families.

A Typical Day

Sample Schedule
9:00 - Arrival
9:00 - 9:20 - Circle Time - Prepare for the day
9:20 - :9:50 - Music/Chapel
9:50 - 10:15 - Snack Time
10:15 - 10:45 - Outdoor/Large Motor Play
10:45 - 11:45 - Center Time in Classroom
11:45 - 12:30 - Lunchtime
12:30 - 1:30 - Naptime or small group instruction
1:30 - 2:00 - Storytime and prepare to go home

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

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

Handling Separation: From the Director

We suggest that two to three weeks before school begins awaken your child at the time you will have to get up to be at school on time. This will get your child accustomed to the new time routine and will help him/her have an appetite for breakfast.
When you bring your child to school, you are bringing him/her to a teacher who knows and understands children. Place your child in her hands, assure him/her that you will return for him/her, and leave promptly. Most children make better adjustments to the group these first days if the parent is not present.
For children who struggle with separation, we work with the parents to figure out how to help the child feel comfortable at school.