Our Learning Curriculum
During Circle Time we read, learn phonics and sight words, and do daily projects that focus on reading and writing readiness. After School Program students have daily silent reading, homework time and homework help.
Math and Number Readiness
By exploring quantity, size, and shape, our Math and Number Readiness curriculum builds the foundation for later abstract mathematical learning for our students.
Ms. Chely, originally from Chile and Head Teacher of the Sunshine Room (3-4 year olds), teaches a Spanish Language Program that infuses music and movement. Fun and engaging for the children at First Baptist Preschool and Kindergarten, they look forward to their Spanish lessons! At right is a video example of Ms. Chely teaching Spanish in the Rainbow Room. More...
Spanish in the Rainbow Room with Ms. Chely!
Nature and Science Centers
Children are naturally curious. These centers provide many hands-on opportunities for children to investigate the natural world around them.
Music and Movement
Dancing and exercise, with the use of music and rhythm instruments, is included in our daily curriculum, as well as singing during Circle Time and Clean Up Time.
Each classroom has a Dramatic Play Center where children can begin to understand the world around through make believe, telling stories, and talking about their ideas. This area provides the opportunity for children to develop their social skills.
Our children create daily art projects designed for learning colors, shapes, fine motor control, and self-expression.
Sand and Water Centers
While experimenting with sand and water, children learn about measurements, and natural science, and can be an effective calming experience.
Our popular classroom Block Centers help our students learn about math concepts, space, balance, shapes and sizes while having fun.
Collaboration and Cooperation
Children love playing together and making new friends. They are encouraged to collaborate with each other to keep the classroom tidy, transition to the next activity, make choices during free play time, and work together during every classroom activity.
Educational Field Trips
First Baptist Preschool takes education field trips that enhance classroom curriculum. Field trips include visits to the Children's Theatre, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and other excited places in Chicago.
After School Program
Our After School Program provides a healthy snack, homework help and tutoring, arts and crafts, open gym, games, and free play activities.
A Basic Christian Education
This is an integral part of the overall curriculum. Bible stories, music, related arts and crafts, and dramatic play are offered in a developmentally appropriate manner.
Slideshow of some of our fun school activities!
Curriculum Themes for the School Year 2018 - 2019
Getting to know you
Fall into Fall
Apple Picking Time
Down on the Farm
Fire Prevention and Fire Safety
Turn Back the Clock
Continent of the Month: South America
On the Go
Continent of the Month: North America
Giving and Sharing
Children Around the World
Getting a Fresh Start
Fire and Ice
Health and Cleanliness
Continent of the Month: Asia
From the Heart
Be My Valentine
Celebrate Black History Month
Continent of the Month: Asia
In Like a Lion
Pets on Parade
Continent of the Month: Europe
Spring Has Sprung
The Secret Life of Plants
"Raindrops are Falling on my Head"
Annual Spring Gala
Crossing the Finish Line
Cinco de Mayo
Be Kind to Animals
June, July, and August
Summer Camp Themes TBA