Program Description

Our curriculum is developed to meet the standards set by the State of Ohio to prepare children for kindergarten. During your child’s time at Shepherd of the Ridge Preschool, he/she will learn to:

  • Print upper/lowercase letters

  • Identify and write his/her name

  • Properly hold and use crayons/pencils/scissors

  • Identify letters/shapes/numbers

  • Identify and complete patterns

  • Memorize short poems, songs, and Bible verses

  • Verbally express needs, thoughts, and opinions clearly

  • Interact with others in an appropriate, positive manner

  • …and much more!

In addition to teaching foundational educational concepts such as reading and writing, we also introduce children to the Christian faith through “Time with Jesus”. We use simple Bible stories and activities to promote the knowledge of Jesus Christ in a child-friendly manner. Children will have “Chapel Day” once a month in the classroom with Pastor Paul Pater for a Bible lesson and recitation of songs/Bible verses.


 

Our Typical Day

                                        3-Year-Olds

  • Arrival, opening exercises (attendance, Pledge, etc.)

  • Centers and art project

  • Calendar, music, story time, Jesus time

  • Games and exercise

  • Restroom and snack

  • Show and tell

  • Library

  • Movement

  • Closing and dismissal

                             4-Year-Olds

  • Arrival, opening exercises (attendance, Pledge, etc.)

  • Centers and art project

  • Calendar, music, story time, Jesus time

  • Movement and gross motor skills

  • Restroom and snack

  • Show and tell

  • Library

  • Movement

  • Closing and dismissal

                                             Pre-K

  • Arrival, opening exercises (attendance, Pledge, etc.)

  • Free activity and art project

  • Calendar, music, story time, Jesus time

  • Movement and gross motor skills

  • Restroom and snack

  • Show and tell

  • Learning Centers

  • Movement

  • Closing and dismissal