Advent offers a preschool to our members and the community. Classes are available for 3 year olds, 4-5 year olds, and 5 year olds waiting another year to attend Kindergarten. There is also a Kids Day Out program.
At preschool, they not only become exposed to numbers, letters, and shapes,they learn how to socialize, get along with other children and share. In addition to strengthening socialization skills the learn how to compromise, be respectful of others, and problem-solve. Preschool provides a place where your child can gain a sense of self, explore, play with her peers, and build confidence.
Learn more about the preschool program at Advent.
Philosophy and Goals
Our philosophy is developmental in nature with concern for the needs of the total child. Although intellectual development is an important part of the program, we feel that social, emotional and physical development is vital. Our purpose is to provide a quality educational program with a loving and caring Christian atmosphere.
We strive to meet the following goals:
To develop positive self-image
To develop inner security and love
To develop a positive attitude toward learning
To foster security
To develop skills in problem solving, decision making and constructive thinking
To develop gross and fine motor skills
To develop social skills to deal with peers and adults
To develop pre-reading and pre-math skills in a fun and creative way
To help a child appreciate music through singing, dancing and listing as it becomes part of her or her environment
To develop respect for other and for property
To develop the child's creativity through "hands-on" art, stories and drama
3 Year-olds: Our program for 3 year-olds in primarily social in nature. The children are exposed to music, art, drama, story time and creative play in an atmosphere that incorporates Jesus and his love for us.
4-5 Year olds: Our program for these children is fairly structured. We encourage development of independence in the areas of pre-math, pre-reading, science, social studies, arts and crafts, music, letters, number and shape recognition. A Christian perspective is used.
5 Year olds: Our program is designed for the child that needs another year to grow before entering kindergarten. This is like out 4-5 year old program with added activities that reinforce and build on valuable skills.
Each will included Chapel Time, in which a member of our pastoral staff talks about the week's theme. Bible stories, songs and a prayer complete this time in the sanctuary.