Classes

daily offerings

Each day your child will have the opportunity to interact with peers and adults in experiences that encourage a sense of learning, discovery, social development and community. Activities include the following:
Circle Time (calendar, theme, story, music, sharing)
Fine Motor
Large Motor
Small Group
Arts/Crafts
Science
Math/Numbers
Writing/Letters
Literacy
Guest Speakers
Bible Lesson

Classes offered

In order for a child to be eligible to attend, he/she must meet the age requirements by the first day of class. All preschool and pre-kindergarten students must be potty trained. Toddlers do not have to be potty trained to attend.

Toddler Class (18-35 Months of Age)

Class meets two days a week – Tuesday and Thursday. This class is modeled after Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards for the development of the child's Emotional, Social, Motor, Language and Cognitive development. The purpose of this class is to expose young children to a wide range of experiences in a safe, loving atmosphere shared with other children of the same age. While children are introduced to colors, shapes, sounds, textures, nature and art, they are encouraged to communicate with their words and engage in mutual social play with other children. Bible themes and characters are also used in lessons throughout the year. Guest speakers and field trips are utilized to introduce children to new experiences and reinforce lessons. Children will experience growth intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.  

3-4s Class (3-4 Years of Age, Not Starting Kindergarten the Following Year)

Class meets three days a week – Monday, Wednesday, Friday. The preschool curriculum is based on the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards. First Kids Preschool utilizes a hands on approach through Pinnacle Faith Based curriculum where children learn through play and activities designed to teach and be fun at the same time. Children in the preschool class are introduced to letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make, numbers, shapes, colors, the calendar, seasons, weather, pre-math and science. Children also learn to observe nature, inquire about their surroundings and interact with their peers through social and cooperative activities. Fine and large motor skills are developed both in the classroom and during recess. Early writing and literacy skills are introduced and practiced. Bible themes and characters are also used in lessons throughout the year. Guest speakers and field trips are utilized to introduce children to new experiences and reinforce lessons.

Pre-Kindergarten Class (4-5 Years of Age, Starting Kindergarten the Following Year)

Class meets five days a week – Monday through Friday. The pre-kindergarten curriculum is based on the Ohio Early Learning and Development Standards and the Ohio Department of Education "Preparing for Kindergarten" Guidelines. Pre-Kindergarten offers a more structured class environment with an emphasis on academic and social skills in preparation for attending kindergarten the following year. First Kids Preschool uses a "hands on" approach to learning through the Pinnacle Faith Based Curriculum. Children attending this class should be able to sit for longer periods of time and listen to and follow directions. Children attending this class should already be showing some skills with letters, numbers, books and counting. First Kids pre-kindergarten program offers a loving, joyful environment with the intent of fostering an early love for learning.

A typical pre-kindergarten day will include learning centers, calendar, weather and season observation, story time, music, Bible lesson, large motor activity, handwriting, group lesson/table work (shapes, letters and their sounds, numbers and pre-math, science, colors), art/craft and free play with peers. Guest speakers and field trips are utilized to introduce children to new experiences and reinforce lessons.

Children who attend five days a week will receive instruction with an additional emphasis on pre-math and science. These students will also be able to receive one on one assistance with language and writing skills.

extended care

Extended care is available for a limited number of children from 7:00am-8:45am and from 11:30am-5:00pm. Extended care is available at $5 an hour on the days your child attends school. This is a pre-pay program offered by month.    

Drop in hours are only available as space allows and when 24 hour notice is given to the preschool.

Extended care hours are not available for toddler-aged children at this time.

Students who stay for afternoon extended care must pack a snack and a nutritious and well-balanced lunch. All students must be completely potty trained through nap time.