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We offer a unique hands-on thematic curriculum which combines academics, art, science, literature, music and the teaching of Christian values. We have three day (MWF) and five day programs for children age 2 through 4 (by Sept 1 of that school year) as well as a wonderful half-day kindergarten program for our five year olds (9am - 12:30pm). We also offer ToddleTime for our smallest ones (Age 1 by September 1st of the school year) on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9am-12pm).

Our After SMPK school programs are for a few extra hours for your child to stay:

Bright and Early - morning drop off at 8:30 am

Lunch Bunch - Ages 2-3 until 1pm

Stay and Play - Ages 4 - Kindergarten until 2:30 pm

What to expect at SMPK:

Our Daily Routine begins at 9:00 am each school day. Our morning car line, starting at 8:50, eases your morning. The first days of school parents will walk their child to class. At 12:00pm (12:30 for kindergarten) you will come in to the school to meet your child at their classroom. We believe it is important for you to have face to face time with their teacher each day.

We have a daily routine in each class that begins with the pledge of allegiance, Bible verse and a morning prayer. Each class day is structured to include circle time with calendar and songs, craft time, snack, special classes, recess, and play time in centers. It is important for your child to arrive to class on time and come consistently.

Our special classes include:

  • 5 Day classes attend Bible, Music, Creative Movement, Library, Discovery class (Hands-on Science lessons)
  • 3 Day classes attend Bible, Music, and Discovery class
  • All classes will attend Chapel Bi-Monthly
  • Twice a year we will have a Musical Performance where your child has an opportunity to perform a short program with their classmates. We believe it strengthens every child’s confidence to be a part of the shows. You will be amazed what a great performance our kids have!
  • We have a special event every month in relation to the theme.
  • Our Curriculum:

    Our Curriculum is a unique and challenging curriculum based on thematic units. Each month a new theme is introduced that will integrate Math, Science, Social Studies and Language skills into one unit. Some of our themes may include: Our Mighty Ocean, Community Helpers, Down on the Farm, Christmas and the Birth of Jesus, and Amazing Animals. The children will learn new concepts and academics through a variety of hands-on experiences. We encourage activities such as science experiments, graphing, cooking projects, painting, drawing, learning games, creative writing, and use of manipulatives. When blended with Bible stories, it creates a well-rounded program for your child. These experiences combined with Art, Music and Creative Movement Discovery and Library, will give your child an environment that will encourage creativity as well as a love for school.

    Our Kindergarten uses a combination of thematic units and the Saxon Phonics and Math curriculum. Our Kindergarten program encourages hands on activities as well as strengthening their reading, writing and arithmetic skills.

    We have special events each month according to our theme. For example, during community helpers month we will bring in special visitors from the community such as a police officer, doctor, and dentist. Parents are invited to join us for some of our special events such as our Thanksgiving Feast, Pastries with Parents, and our Christmas Party. The children love our dress up days including Hat Day, 50’s Day, Nursery Rhyme Dress up day, and many more! At the end of the year we will have an art show displaying special pieces of your child’s art from their school year. Each year we have new and exciting things for you and your child!

    1 Year old classes will teach:

  • Introduction to school and socialization
  • Basic Sign Language
  • Stories and Art introduction
  • 2 Year old classes will teach:

  • Basic color and shape recognition
  • Beginning Number and Letter recognition
  • Social skills such as sharing, walking in line, and respect for others
  • 3 Year old classes will teach:

  • Color and shape recognition
  • Number and Letter recognition and sounds
  • Fine motor skills – cutting with scissors, beginner writing
  • 4 Year old classes will teach:

  • Advanced shape learning
  • Recognition and sounds of upper and lower case letters, beginning reading skills
  • Math skills including counting and graphing
  • Guided writing practice
  • Kindergarten will teach:

  • Georgia Common Core Performance Standards
  • The Four Blocks Approach – Guided reading, Self-Selected reading, writing, and working with words
  • Saxon Phonics curriculum including writing skills using D’Nealian format
  • Creative writing
  • Letter sounds, blends and reading skills
  • Math skills including counting to 100 by ones, fives, and tens, graphing skills, Saxon 1st grade curriculum including addition and subtraction
  • Self selected and guided reading
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