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Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment

“...stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you.” (II Thessalonians 2:15)

Excellence in a Christian Environment

“...stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you.” (II Thessalonians 2:15)

Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment

“...stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you.” (II Thessalonians 2:15)

Christian Environment - Academic Excellence

“...stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you.” (II Thessalonians 2:15)

Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment

“...stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you.” (II Thessalonians 2:15)

Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment

“...stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you.” (II Thessalonians 2:15)

Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment

“...stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you.” (II Thessalonians 2:15)
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Pre-School Program

The goals of our pre-school program are multi-faceted.  Many working parents want more than a daycare setting for their children.  Many stay-at-home moms want their children to have structured learning and interaction with other children.  Most parents worry about their child’s readiness for kindergarten and want to be sure the necessary skills are taught.  The length of time the children need to attend pre-school is as varied as the reasons parents have for sending their children.  Therefore, our first goal is to offer a program that can satisfy as many of these needs as possible, while providing a program that is fun for the children in a loving, Christ-centered environment.

The three and four year old pre-school classes are designed to prepare a child with the necessary skills for kindergarten.  The four year old class reinforces the skills learned in the three year old class and introduces new skills.  Both classes provide a combination of hands-on activities with seat/table work.  Students focus on shapes, colors, letters, sounds, number recognition, counting, Bible knowledge, developmental, and social skills.  The school day includes story/listening, learning center, skill practice, free play, and rest/nap times.  Children will be learning all day, but may perceive much of the day as play.  The majority of skill learning takes place before lunch.

Children must be fully potty trained and able to take care of their own bathroom hygiene before entering the pre-school program.  Children should wear underwear, not “pull ups.”  FCA understands occasional toileting accidents will occur.  However, children who have frequent accidents or who are unable to manage bathroom skills will need to withdraw until the situation is under control.  Children must be accompanied to and from the bathroom by a staff member.  Due to staffing requirements, they may not be able take the child immediately.  It is important for parents to always have a complete change of clothing at school for their child.

FCA preschool is registered by the South Carolina Department of Social Services and it follows their guidelines for religious child care facilities.  Children are supervised by their teachers throughout the day and a daily written account is kept of the children’s activities.  FCA is not equipped to care for mildly ill children so parents are encouraged to respond promptly if they are called to pick up a child who is sick.

FCA preschool understands that preschool children are learning social skills and this age children often exhibit behavioral problems that include biting, pushing, and shoving.  Teachers work with children to limit these types of behaviors to a minimum by letting the children know what is acceptable and correcting misbehavior.  Time out in the classroom and time out in the office may be used.  If behaviors are persistent or disruptive to the overall class operation, and the school staff’s efforts are not successful, the director may contact the parent to come pick up the child.

The school day begins at 8:00 am.  Children can be dropped off as early as 7:30 am.  For those who attend full time, the day ends at 2:30 pm.  Full-time tuition is $3100 per year.  Part-time enrollment is available.  For students who are part-time and leave at 11:00 am, tuition is $2300 per year.  For students who are part-time and leave at 12 noon, tuition is $2700 per year.  For those full- time students who need aftercare, it begins at 2:30 pm. and ends at 5:15 pm.  Aftercare is an additional $20 per week.  Most parents pay tuition in 10 monthly installments but other options are available.

Preschool parents must attend an orientation session and all required forms must be submitted prior to their child’s attendance.



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