EXCEPTIONAL CHRIST-CENTERED EDUCATION

PreK Program

Christian PreK Program

West Shore Christian Academy’s PreK program partners with parents in their young child’s early Christian training by incorporating hands-on learning activities designed to foster social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual growth in each student.

The purpose of our PreK is to gently encourage children to begin the transition from home to a social and academic environment while readying them for kindergarten.

In everything we do, Christian values of love, patience, and respect are stressed. Our classes follow a learning-through-play philosophy. Your child will grow by exploring on their own, playing with peers, and through the understanding of our teachers.

 

Preparation for Kindergarten

Our private pre-kindergarten program is structured to prepare students for kindergarten by introducing subjects like phonics, handwriting, math, science, Bible, and reading. Whether your child is learning their alphabet and letter sounds or starting to read, we are prepared to advance them in their academic growth. All students work in small group literacy and math centers and utilize manipulatives to assist with learning. Our vibrant classrooms are alive with music, movement, and fun!

With class sizes of 14, led by a teacher and aide, students get the individualized attention they need to achieve social development and learning milestones and gain confidence.

Our pre-kindergarten program meets Pennsylvania Standards for Kindergarten Readiness.

Faith-Based Learning Environment

Growing a student’s mind is not the only focus of our private, Christian PreK program. We are fully invested in students’ spiritual lives and see our classrooms as a place to develop a love for Jesus. We do that through Bible stories, Bible verses, praise songs, and prayer. We teach our students to apply Scripture to their young lives, encourage praying aloud for each other, and sing and worship with abandon!

We also seek opportunities for our students to serve each other and the broader community.

Partnership with Families

Our PreK teachers maintain regular communication with parents. Each family receives a weekly newsletter. Parent-teacher conferences are held each fall and can be scheduled upon request at any time in the academic year. Teachers are in regular email communication with parents.

Our teachers are called to minister to young children and love their jobs. They love bonding with their kids and seeing their classes become like a family unit. And, they take seriously the opportunity to instill a love for learning and the Lord in your preschoolers’ life.

Advance to Full-Day Kindergarten

West Shore Christian Academy offers full-day kindergarten. Our PreK classrooms are located adjacent to the kindergarten classrooms so preschoolers become familiar with the kindergarten teachers and spaces. Additionally, as kindergarten adopts a new curriculum, we can adjust our lessons and objectives accordingly. There is wonderful cooperation between pre-K and kindergarten at WSCA.

Contact Us for More Information

If you’re interested in Christian PreK education for your child, contact Mary Beth Gilge at [email protected] to ask questions, schedule a visit, or begin the application process.

WSCA School Closure Announcement

Out of an abundance of caution, West Shore Christian Academy is following other local school districts’ decision to close beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, 2020. We will plan to resume school on Monday, March 30, 2020. It is important to note that, at this time, WSCA does not have any confirmed cases of COVID-19.

During this closure, we will be implementing a distant learning plan in an attempt to redeem instructional time so we can continue to fulfill state instructional hour requirements. As we communicated last night, next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (March 16-19) will be vacation days for the students as faculty and staff report for in-service to begin implementing our distant learning plan. More information will be sent via email early next week to explain student, teacher, and parent expectations for schoolwork during the closure.

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