APPROACHES TO LEARNING
FCS Preschool and Toddler Component provide early education for children ages 18 months through five years old. The program structure is organized by age and development to ensure that children are engaging in developmentally appropriate learning practices. As children grow and learn, the environment, curriculum, and approaches to learning progressively prepare the child for successful school readiness.
Emergent Play-based Curriculum
Play is utilized as an essential function to the learning process in all classrooms at FCS Preschool. Our teaching staff utilizes their years of experience, educational background, and love of the Lord to build a developmentally appropriate community of learning in every classroom. We believe that our teachers are the facilitators of learning, and through their skill sets of expanding thought processes, scaffolding, integrating concepts, and models of high Christian Character children gain access to an extraordinary education.
Learning Environment and Intentional Materials
The learning environment is strategically developed to entice and engage children in the learning process. Teachers plan curriculum and utilize the classroom’s learning centers by intentionally selecting the materials that children will engage with to ensure that developmental objectives and goals are achieved.
Teaching Pyramid Model: Center for Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL)
Social Emotional Development is the foundational domain of development for early learners that allow them access to later academic learning. The Teaching Pyramid Model provides a philosophical framework for intentionally teaching children how to identify, process, articulate, and problem solve through their emotions, and is described as emotional literacy. Teachers also focus on the child’s ability to cooperate, turn-take, negotiate, follow multi-step direction, and build all essential measures of development that create pathways in the brain for academic learning.
We believe that in order to best serve our children's educational needs, we must honor their parents as their first teachers. With that in mind, we take every opportunity to invite our families to participate in our program through special events and celebrations.
Fremont Christian School accepts students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and grants to them all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to all students at the school. It does not racially discriminate in the acceptance of students or in the employment of its faculty and staff. It does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, athletic and other school administered programs. To do so would be in violation of Christian principles as set forth in God’s Word, the Bible.
For further information or to schedule a tour, please fill out the form on our Request Information page (under the Admissions tab) or call our Preschool Office: (510)744-2260