The curriculum for the Kindergarten classes endeavors to foster learning in a Christian atmosphere. All areas of intellectual development, social behavior, emotional balance, physical skills, and Christian values are addressed through a thematic, age appropriate, readiness program. The children experience formal and informal teaching, teacher directed activities, and free play.
- The K5 program focuses on reading readiness with an emphasis on discrimination, perception skills, and language skills.
- Phonics and handwriting are stressed through the Sing, Spell, Read and Write materials.
- Math is taught through hands on approach to teaching number concepts. It gives the child a concrete understanding of numbers and of comparative relationships. Practice is also done in writing the numerals.
- Science, health, and social studies are incorporated through the themes developed for each week’s unit.
- Music and art are incorporated into each unit of study.
- Socialization is addressed through outside play time and informal classroom experiences.
- Bible stories and verses, Christian principles and a weekly chapel are a part of the plans.
- The program is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission, who also gives guidelines regarding teacher qualifications, curriculum goals, class sizes, facility requirements and evaluation tools.
- Each child’s skills are evaluated in the winter and conferences are held with parents to discuss their progress. Additional conferences are also held, as needed.
The Kindergarten programs of First Baptist Church is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission. The mission of the GAC is to establish standards promoting instruction of high quality for children in Georgia and to encourage schools to meet the established standards. It is an independent agency, governed by a board of elected educators from across the state. Standards are provided for teacher qualifications, curriculum goals, class sizes, facility requirements, and evaluation tools. On site visits by the Commission are scheduled with each program. We have had the accreditation for Kindergarten since 1986 and for the Preschool (K3 and K4) since 1994.
Hard copies of Preschool Curriculum are available in the Director’s office.