Music is on hold during the pandemic.
Music is a natural and important part of a young child's growth and development. During weekly group music classes, our specialist exposes each child to a rich music program of singing, rhythm, movement, dance and creative dramatics. Four and five-year-old classes learn seasonal songs and present a Christmas musical program. Parents, grandparents and friends are invited to attend performances. Music takes place in individual classrooms for Infants, Toddlers, Christ Quest for 2s and the Music Room for 3s, 4s, & 5s.
The four and five-year-old classrooms receive 30 minutes of Sign Language instruction each week. The three-year-old classrooms receive 15 minutes of Sign Language instruction each week.
Children ages three to five attend a weekly 15-20 minute chapel service in the Sanctuary. A Woodmont Christian Children's Ministry staff member leads the chapel service. Teachers attend with the children.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) rules require a personal safety curriculum be presented each year to all children in our care ages three to five years. Keeping Kids Safe teaches and trains in an environment that children can learn valuable safety information while having fun. The program allows providers to teach children the correct anatomical names for their body parts or use the general term "private body parts." Parent survey on this issue will take place prior to implementation of the program.
Four and five-year-old children have the opportunity to visit our Outdoor Classroom weekly. This fully equipped classroom is located outside, on the south end of the building. Children engage in unique outdoor activities to enhance experiences with gardening, building and music.
Our Natural Playground allows children to dig and build using natural elements. There is access to a Mud Kitchen and water run and a tree house for nature studies, bird watching and imaginative play. Children are provided boots in order to experience this environment without ruining their shoes!
Students in the 3s, 4s and 5s will have regular visits from the preschool Director to introduce this Social Emotional Intelligence curriculum. www.kimochis.com