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The 3K schedule is a very busy one. Upon arrival the children will be introduced to a variety of learning centers, including exploring with Play-doh, solving puzzles, playing a game, coloring a sheet, lacing a cardboard animal, and digging in the sand table. Every day we have Jesus time. This is the most important part of our day. During Jesus time the children learn about the Bible, go to chapel once a week, sing Jesus songs, and learn Bible stories. We also have circle time, when the children are exposed to a variety of songs, fingerplays, puppets, stories, music, and games. Every week the children will learn about a particular theme and create a project using a variety of art media. The children have time for free play to make new friends, learn to get along with others, and play with the toys. The co-op helper for the day brings a snack which is served with milk. Weather permitting, our day involves some time outside to play on the playground. Each week the children will have the opportunity to visit the library and check out a book, go to the gym, and attend chapel.
Daily the children will learn about our Lord. The students will hear about different people in the Bible. In November, the children will learn about being thankful. December will be dedicated to teaching the Christmas story. During Lent the children will learn about Jesus’ death and resurrection from the dead. Every week the children will be exposed to different Bible songs. Children who attend on Wednesdays will have chapel with 5K, and children who attend on Thursdays will have chapel with 4K. On those days parents may choose to use the offering envelopes provided you to send in an offering. The offering goes to a different ministry each month. Once a month a sheet listing the snack prayer and song for the month will be sent home. Parents are encouraged to sing the song and pray the prayer daily at home with their child.
The children have the opportunity to visit the school library once a week. During library time the librarian reads a book to the children, and then they can check out a book to take home. If the book is returned the following week, another may be checked out.
The 3K program operates with an adult volunteer helper every day. Each family is expected to send a helper when they are scheduled, be it a mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, or friend. If there are twelve children in the class, a family would help about once a month. The co-op helper for the day is also asked to bring a healthy snack for the class. The co-op helper is encouraged to be at school by 8:20 a.m. Duties may include snack set-up and clean-up, assisting children in the bathroom and with hand-washing, helping with learning centers, supervising play, working on art projects, and putting papers in backpacks.