US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Program

Early Childhood Delvelopment Program

The Reverend Brown Early Childhood Program offers a faith-filled curriculum for four and five year old children in a warm and nurturing setting.  We maintain low student to teacher ratio, which guarantees your child the individual attention he or she deserves.  Each child’s progress and needs are assessed through individual portfolios and anecdotal records maintained by the teachers.  The students will explore all aspects of the kindergarten readiness through planned activities, projects, and guided use of the learning centers.  Individualized instruction will be given to children based on teacher assessments.

The Reverend Brown School Early Childhood Program meets five mornings a week.   Participation in an afternoon enrichment program consisting of science, literacy, music and movement is available at an additional cost.

By participating in our Preschool Program, the following outcomes are expected. Your child will:

Religion

  • Begin to appreciate that God is loving and caring
  • Feel special and secure in God’s love
  • Appreciate that he/she is a part of God’s family
  • Develop a sense of respect and love for himself/herself and others
  • Begin to understand the importance of his/her feelings and emotions

World Languages

  • Experience at least one language other than English
  • Participate in activities that initiate simple greetings and introductions in other languages
  • Participate in cultural activities and celebrations to develop awareness of diverse cultures

Social Studies

  • Develop self-awareness and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Develop an awareness of family and family traditions
  • Develop community and career awareness
  • Develop an awareness of the economic process and consumerism
  • Explore their own and other cultures
  • Develop an awareness of environmental issues
  • Participate in the proper care of the environment

Science

  • Discover the five senses and their uses
  • Make simple predictions of experimental outcomes
  • Explore living things
  • Experiment with matter
  • Discover the properties of magnets
  • Investigate the earth’s properties
  • Explore the components of the solar system

Mathematics

  • Experience mathematical problem solving through hands-on activities
  • Communicate mathematically through emergent writing, spoken communication, manipulatives and visual forms of expression
  • Connect mathematical ideas to real-life situations
  • Explore numeration
  • Develop knowledge of spatial sense and geometric shapes
  • Develop measurement concepts

Language Arts Literacy

  • Engage in active listening activities in a variety of situations
  • Engage in activities that offer the opportunity to speak for a variety of purposes relating to real experiences and different audiences
  • Engage in activities that promote the acquisition of emergent reading skills
  • Engage in activities that promote the acquisition of emergent writing skills

Creative Arts

  • Develop an appreciation for music and visual self-expression
  • Be able to express themselves through dramatic play
  • Explore using their tactile and visual senses through the use and application of art materials

Health, Safety and Physical Education

  • Develop appropriate hygiene and nutritional skills
  • Develop the ability to make personal decisions and appropriate choices during group play that promote cooperation and socialization skills
  • Identify potentially harmful objects, substances, and activities and respond appropriately
  • Develop coordination, balance, and strength through gross motor activities
  • Develop coordination in fine motor activities

Social/Emotional Development

  • Develop self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Develop relationships with peers through play, including conflict resolution skills and sensitivity to feelings, interests and needs of others
  • Demonstrate positive behavior
  • Demonstrate affection and appropriate physical behavior
  • Develop a beginning interest in self-help skills
  • Be able to express their feelings
  • Develop social skills that are appropriate to the age