Thank you for expressing an interest in W.C. Christian Academy, where learning is fun, challenging, and rewarding. At W.C. Christian Academy, we offer a smaller child ratio per teacher. We offer whole group learning along with an individualized approach to your child’s learning. We know that children learn best when they can explore through play. The rooms are prepared with developmentally appropriate materials for interaction along with countless interaction time with the child care specialist.
In the infant classroom, the children will explore the world around them and learn through various activities that are catered to individual needs socially, physically, emotionally, cognitively and linguistically. The following activities will be a part of each infant’s daily routine: music and movement, story time, rhyme time, sensory play, fine and gross motor activities along with countless interactions with the child care specialist.
These little ones are constantly on the go. During this stage of development, children are still learning about their world through exploratory play. Learning activities are catered to the whole group and individual needs socially, physically, emotionally, cognitively and linguistically. The following activities will be a part of the daily routine in the ducky’s’ classroom: music and movement, story time, rhyme time, sensory play, creative art, fine and gross motor activities along with countless interactions with the Child Care Specialist.
By now your toddler will understand 2 stage commands (“Get your socks and put them in the basket”) and understand the contrasting concepts or meanings like hot/cold, stop/go, in/on, and nice/yucky. During this stage of development, the children become more independent and more inquisitive. The following activities are still needed to help children to become the best he/she can be socially, physically, cognitively, and linguistically honed daily: music and movement, story time, rhyme time, sensory play, creative art, fine, and gross motor activities along with countless interactions with the child care specialist.
Sentences are becoming longer and children can combine four or more words. The following activities are still needed to help children grow socially, physically, cognitively, and linguistically daily: music and movement, story time, rhyme time, sensory play, creative art, fine, and gross motor activities along with child care specialist interaction and interactions with the materials in the classroom. Socially, they talk about things that have happened away from home. Linguistically, speech is usually fluent and clear and other people can understand what a child is saying most of the time. If stuttering occurs, see a speech-language pathologist.
The main focus in this classroom is preparing each for kindergarten. The teacher will be using South Carolina State Standards for guiding classroom instruction to teach your child pre-reading skills, writing skills, and math skills that are needed to be successful in kindergarten.
|September 5||Labor Day|
|November 23||Closed at 2:00 PM|
|November 24-25||Thanksgiving Holiday|
|December 23 and 26||Christmas Holiday|
|January 16||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
|February 20||Presidents’ Day|
|April 14||Good Friday|
|May 29||Memorial Day|
|July 3-7||Independence Day|
Each classroom at W.C. Christian Academy is center-based. We feel that this enhances the learning process and allows the children to be creative through exploration. There are 9 basic centers our children get to experience daily at our academy. They are books, math, science, manipulatives, dramatic play, art, music, and blocks. At W.C., the children will find consistency with an outline schedule of daily activities. Each classroom’s schedule varies depending on age.
Here at W.C., we have a tailored curriculum for infants to 5 years old. We have implemented a bible-based curriculum for teaching character education for all ages. Through books, our children can travel the world and be introduced to new ideas. Every week the children will learn a new concept with our thematic units. All materials and lessons are developmentally appropriate for each classroom. The curriculum at W.C. will engage all children socially, physically, emotionally, cognitively, and linguistically.
This is our physical activity program for all ages at W.C. Christian Academy. It is developmentally appropriate for all ages. It stimulates the mind by incorporating motion or body movements with or without music. All physical activities are planned or outside time. Rainy days and extreme cold weather (44 degrees and below) physical activities will be performed in the room otherwise; the children will go outside for at least ten minutes.
What better way to enhance pre-reading and listening skills for your child. The children will listen to music, sing, play musical instruments, or perform creative movements. Children are encouraged to be physically active indoors and outdoors at appropriate times.
TV, video, or DVD viewing is not permitted for children 2 years of age and under. An educational child development computer program is available for children in the 4 year old room.
W. C. Christian Academy will provide meals for children 1 year old to 10 years old. Just like kids learn reading and math skills that lay the foundation for later learning and success, healthy eating is taught and modeled throughout the school day as well. We used the USDA guidelines for preparing and serving all meals and snacks to all children.
Children between the ages 1 and 10 years old are not allowed to bring food (breakfast foods, milk, juice, snacks, and lunch) into the center from home unless specified. For example, field trips.
W.C. Christian Academy will provide 3 meals a day for children ages 1 to 10 years old.
These meals are:
Breakfast 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM
Lunch 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Afternoon Snack 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Children age 1 year will receive whole milk and ages 2-10 years old will receive 1% milk. If your child is unable to drink milk, the center must have a written excuse from your child’s doctor.
No outside food and drinks are allowed for ages 2 to 4 years old.
All 5 year olds enrolled in our program will be eligible for the Summer Camp Program. Please see the office manager for more details about Summer Camp in May.