Our Kindergarten program will open the eyes of your young student to the joys of learning. We provide an excellent foundation for your child’s elementary years. Experiences students have in kindergarten help to set them on a successful path through school. Not only does our program include our academic rigor but also places emphasis on:
• Foundational Bible stories, history and learning about God’s relationship with them
• Teaching a Biblical worldview
• Development of character in your child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth
• Instruction by teachers in music, physical education and art
• Socialization through recess and special fun activities
• Building skills and knowledge to move towards independence
• Hands-on experiences so children are actively engaged in learning
• Centers to expand concepts and small group activities
The kindergarten program at Baldwinsville Christian Academy uses the Abeka curriculum. The curriculum includes Bible, phonics/reading, writing, numbers, science and history.
Bible – We place a strong emphasis on the Bible. Daily Bible classes include a Bible truth, songs, and the memorization of Scripture.
Phonics/Reading – The core of our reading program is phonics. Students are taught to recognize upper- and lower-case letters. They learn individual letter sounds, which include both long and short vowels, as well as consonant sounds and blends. Kindergarten students learn 52 phonics rules, and they learn to read!
Writing – We have designed a cursive writing class to correlate with the phonics program. Writing of all lower-case letters and a large portion of upper-case letters is taught in our kindergarten class.
Numbers – Students will recognize numbers 1 to 100 and will count to 100 by ones, twos, fives, and tens. They will learn to tell time, recognize and count money, and learn basic addition and subtraction.
Electives – Spanish, Studio Art, Music and Gym.
Children applying to our Kindergarten program participate in a screening which gives the teacher an overall view of the child’s readiness and skill levels.
We require that the student be five years old by December 1 to enroll in this program.