In order to best serve the needs of our community, we offer a wide variety of classroom options for children from six weeks to twelve years of age. In addition to our full-time programs, parents can select part-time schedules for their infants, toddlers, two-year-old's, preschoolers, or after school care, for school-age children. Our hours are from Monday - Friday, 7:00 am till 6:00 pm. We follow the Greenville ISD School Calendar.
The 3, 4 and 5 year old students will attend chapel once a week with Father Gary Herbst. In this non-denominational church setting, age appropriate Bible verses, songs and prayers are presented. Father Gary also visits the younger students and infants in their classrooms for a time of worship each week after the Chapel session in a song fest setting.
Montessori Based Teaching
Montessori children are able to choose their work from among the self-correcting materials displayed on open shelves. Over a period of time the child moves from being undisciplined to self-disciplined, from disordered to ordered, from distracted to focused through work in the environment. This process occurs through repeated work with manipulative's that captivate the child's attention. These manipulative skills are viewed as "materials for development". The Montessori preschool classroom focuses on five distinct areas:
Practical Life enhances the development of task and organization and cognitive order through care of self, care of the environment, exercises of grace and courtesy and coordination of physical movement.
Sensorial enables the child to order, classify, and describe sensory impressions in relation to length, width, temperature, mass, color, pitch, etc.
Mathematics makes use of manipulative materials to enable the child to internalize concepts of numbers, symbols, sequencing, operations, and memorization of basic facts.
Language Arts includes oral language development, written expression, reading, the study of grammar, creative dramatics, and children's literature. Basic skills in writing and reading are developed through the use of sandpaper letters, alphabet cut-outs, and various presentations allowing children to link sounds and letter symbols effortlessly and to express their thoughts through writing.
Cultural activities expose the child to basics in geography, history and life sciences. Music, art and movement are part of the integrated curriculum.
Each week, Greenville High School French Teacher, Elizabeth Porter teaches the 3, 4, and 5 year old students basic French words, phrases, and songs.
Each week, Mrs. Rita Woods, a retired certified teacher will come and teach the 2, 3, 4, and 5 year old students music.
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