Preschool (2.5 - 4 Years)
At [OV]Christian Academy and Preschool, God’s love is learned through lessons that are woven through all of our disciplines so that they become a meaningful and treasured part of each child's growth. Our program is designed to encourage your child’s growth socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually. We want to partner with you in your child's development by offering a curriculum that is built upon the foundation of God's Word.
Our classrooms present a fun and safe environment in the midst of a beautiful neighborhood and beach community. [OV]Christian Academy campus is located in the Pinewell section of Ocean View, a quiet neighborhood with pine trees and the scent of the sea in the air. Our classrooms are designed to be an inviting play and work space that provides many opportunities for children to explore as they develop social and academic skills. Classrooms facilitate center-based learning; centers typically include a dramatic play area, art center, block area, science/discovery table, writing center, sensory tables, and a quiet book center in the Prekindergarten rooms. Child-sized tables and chairs and pillows enhance the loveliness of each classroom and help children feel comfortable. Our classrooms have adjacent bathrooms with preschool size fixtures. The Preschool hallway offers viewing windows to all of our classrooms permitting parents to observe their child at any time.
In our PreK-2.5 - PreK-4 classes, we may have up to ten children taught by one teacher.
We provide a Christ-centered curriculum where children learn through exploring, experimenting and play in a carefully planned classroom. This planned structure provides children space for self-initiated activities, group participation practicing social skills as well as activities that are teacher-guided. WEE Learn is used in our 2.5 year old classrooms and BJU Press is used in our 3-4 year old room.
Literacy activities are based on Wee Learn & BJU Press curriculum. Print-rich classrooms encourage our students to develop a passion for literature and to understand the many values and uses of printed text. Our goal is to provide your child with an unparalleled first school experience and by the end of PK4, he or she will be able to read.
Pre-math investigation with manipulatives allows children to develop understanding of numerals, shapes, patterns, measurement, and logical thinking. Science and discovery-based activities fulfill children's innate need to explore, discover, and draw their own conclusions based on observations and problem solving. By developing and practicing these skills, children at OVCA Preschool are building the conceptual foundations needed for their future academic endeavors.
WEE Learn is grounded in evidence-based practices, programs using the WEE Learn philosophy and curriculum work to support children and families. Children’s individual differences and learning styles are considered as they learn through play and interactions with supportive early childhood teachers to maximize each child’s learning potential.
BJU Press is committed to Christian education. Christian teachers and administrators play a crucial role in educating students for the next generation. To support Christian educators, BJU Press produces textbooks and materials that shape a biblical worldview, are academically rigorous, encourage critical thinking, and are supported with technology solutions.