Growing Sheep Classroom: 2 - 3 years old
The Growing Sheep Classroom serves children 2 to 3 years of age. To be eligible for this class, the child must be 2 years old at the time of enrollment. Potty training is not required. The teacher to child ratio in this class is 1:8. The class has capacity for 16 children.
This classroom is play-based as children are learning to separate from parents for the first time and socialize with peers. Children learn to speak, understand personal hygiene, grow in independence and most importantly experience God's love through our caring teachers. Teachers support the developmental growth of each child, setting the classroom with interest based and thematic activities, allowing children to experiment with new things daily.
Each morning, children gather to sing songs and receive a Core Value lesson based on a biblical story. The Core Value curriculum is a "Character of God" study. Each week, the Little Lambs will hear a new bible story with a title "God is...." or "Jesus is....". The Little Lambs enter a time of response by journaling utilizing a variety of writing instruments and reflection on the core value and how it connects to them and their community.
Little Lambs will use Science Start, a nationally renowned child centered curriculum that incorporates all developmental domains for a whole child learning experience. The Little Lambs will cover the topics of: Measurement & Mapping, Color & Light, and Properties of Matter,
Special holidays will be covered during the school year include: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter