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BCS Toddler - Pre-K Programs


Early years are fun years, but are also vital to future success!


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Toddlers (2-3 years old)


Our BCS Toddler Program provides fun and challenging stimulation to transform toddlers into happy, prepared preschoolers!  Curiosity and enthusiasm for learning and discovery are nurtured by our theme-based curriculum, introducing age-appropriate experiences with language, colors, shapes, and critical thinking skills.  Confidence and knowledge grow through varied hands-on activies, from socialization to music and movement, art projects to storytelling.  A successful transition to daily routines stimulates toddler independence, while a nurturing and secure environment lets children thrive.

“Potty-training” is incorporated into the daily routine with a relaxed attitude, enabling each child to progress at his or her own rate of development.  (Children must be fully potty-trained to enter our 3 year old Preschool Program.)


Preschool (3-4 years old)


Our Preschool program combines academic curriculum with fun socialization activities and character development, fostering well-rounded, emotionally healthy children.  Children flourish in a structured, nurturing environment and learn best when learning is made fun and boundaries are clearly defined.  At Bethel, we encourage children to be kind, respectful, “first-time” listeners, and to learn to function independently.


Children learn phonemic awareness and vocabulary through reading, letter and sound recognition, number concepts and critical thinking skills.  These concepts are taught in fun, creative ways to foster a love for learning.  The classroom is an ideal environment for children to learn how to cooperate, share with their peers, and solve problems.  These life skills are practiced daily through

  • Activity Centers:  Children use their creativity in art, explore in science, use their imaginations in dramatic play, and practice small motor skills using manipulatives and child-friendly scissors.
  • Circle Time:  Children practice listening skills during story time, develop comprehension skills by answering questions about stories, and develop language skills through open-ended questions and other activities.
  • Indoor/Outdoor Playtime:  Children learn to play together and cooperate in a positive and considerate way while playing games, building with blocks, participating in music and movement, playing in the sand, practicing balance and coordination skills, riding tricycles, and so much more!

For more information about our Preschool Program, visit our Highlights page.


Pre-Kindergarten (4-5 years old)


Our Pre-Kindergarten Program combines a strong academic curriculum with rich, stimulating hands-on activities.  Children learn best in a structured and nurturing environment where learning is fun and boundaries are clearly defined.  At Bethel, we encourage children to be kind, respectful, and “first-time” listeners.

English Language Arts (ELA)

In Pre-K ELA, children learn reading skills through literature, letter and sound recognition, encoding and decoding, vocabulary, comprehension, rhyming, and story sequencing.  Our curriculum provides a variety of classic stories that help children learn to identify characters, setting, and key plot elements.  This enriched curriculum fosters a love for reading and sets the foundation for Kindergarten.  Penmanship is also incorporated for children to practice writing skills such as proper letter formation and writing their names.

Math

Young children are concrete learners; they need to be involved in the learning process by doing, touching, and using tangible objects.  Our Pre-K math curriculum accelerates student understanding of math concepts and critical thinking skills using hands-on manipulatives.  The curriculum's incremental approach introduces and reviews foundation math concepts:

  • Sequencing
  • Writing numbers 0-20
  • Identifying and creating patterns
  • Sorting and measuring
  • Telling time by the hour
  • Simple addition and subtraction

Allowing time for review and practice helps students to retain math concepts, develop mathematical reasoning, demonstrate understanding, and apply knowledge.


For more information about our Preschool Program, visit our Highlights page.