The Kids of Promise Kindergarten program proves to be developmentally appropriate for many children who have reached their 5th birthday by September 1st.
There is a strong emphasis on pre-reading and beginning reading skills. Phonemic awareness and language development are the basis for the program, using A Beka as the primary curriculum. Mathematical skills are developed through numerical understanding, classifications and relationships, geometric shapes, and money concepts. A variety of learning opportunities are provided for students to study the world around them though hands on learning activities and enrichment classes in music, and art. Bible lessons are a part of the daily class schedule and serve to reinforce individual character traits.
Phonics and Reading
Recognition of name, sound, and picture of long and short vowels and consonants.
Sounding of blends and one- and two-vowel words, and words with special sounds
Beginning phonics rules and special sounds
Reading of sentences and stories from twelve books containing one- and two-vowel words and special sounds
Letters, blends, words, and sentences
Recognition of sentences by capital letters and periods
Thirteen poems committed to memory