3-4 years and 4-5 years

As children continue their experience at Open Arms, new considerations are given to their increased attention span, activity level and need to satisfy their curiosity. A more structured environment is created and the opportunities of exploration increased.

The preschool program serves children between the ages of 3 and 5 years with a ratio of ten children per teacher, 1:10.  Emphasis is placed on cognitive skills. Our curriculum concentrates on pre-reading, reading, mathematics and science, creative arts and music.  Spiritual values are strongly promoted through exemplary interaction, as well as Bible story time, prayers before meals and weekly chapel.

Planned activities are used to reinforce the natural learning that is part of every activity in a child’s day. We encourage the child to learn by doing and experiencing in a safe and well-supervised environment. We use field trips and other special experiences to extend the children’s knowledge of the world around them. Trained professionals present all these activities in a positive, caring atmosphere. Our low child-to-teacher ratio contributes to the ability to do these activities.