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Curriculum

Christian Education:

  • Daily "Wee Wisdom" time including Bible memory verses, prayer and praise music and the Pledge of Allegiance.

  • Monthly "Fruit of the Spirit" - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."  Galatians 5:22-23

  • Year-long Bible projects

 

Reading Readiness:

  • Weekly "Reading Connection" lending library program.

  • Printing practice for 3's, 4's, & 5's classes.

  • Each class has a special stuffed animal (named "Precious", "Faithful", Thankful", and Patience") that spends the weekend with each child on a rotating basis.  A journal is available to record the weekend's activities and encourage printing.

  • Introduction to letters and letter sounds through a letter a week curriculum, including home activities.

  • Letter bucket that students take home on a rotating basis

 

Math Readiness:

  • "Early Bird" activities that review math & reading readiness concepts

  • "Math Matters" taught by DeVon Sadowski is a monthly class to enrich kindergarten math readiness

  • Numeral writing using worksheets for 4's & 5's classes

  • Learning shapes, numerals 1-10 and counting to 20 through group activities and manipulatives available during free play.

 

Science:

  • "Science Sparks"

    • Monthly class using "Seven Days of Creation" curriculum, taught by our science teacher, Tanya Grawe

    • "Science Sparks" take home activities

  • Scholastic or weekly readers for all classes

  • Learning about the wonderful world God has created. "In the beginning God created the heaven's and the earth." - Genesis 1:1

  • Exploring and discovering through experiments

  • Using all five senses to make observations

  • Learning about our bodies, plants, animals, seasons, weather, and the solar system.

 

Social Studies:

  • Learning about the world relevant to the child: homes, families, friends and community helpers

  • Celebrating each child - "Child of the Day"

  • Thanksgiving celebration and learning about the pilgrims

  • Learning about the presidents - George Washington & Abraham Lincoln

  • Variety of dramatic play areas that coordinate with the curriculum 

  • Fire fighter, police office and dental hygienist visits

  • Caring outreach projects including nursing home visits and sponsoring a child through Compassion International

 

Health & Physical Education:

  • Units on heart health, hand washing & germs, dental care and taking care of our bodies.

  • Daily exercise activities such as games, activity CD's, bean bags & parachute play.

  • Outside play as weather permits.

 

Music:

  • Daily music during group times

  • Monthly music classes with our music teacher, Kathy Osthus

  • Scripture to music -  "This is the day the Lord has made." Psalm 118:24

  • Variety of instruments for children to play.

  • Christmas and graduation programs

  • A bell choir for MWF 4s & 5s classes

 

Creativity:

  • Imagination Station - children design creations from a variety of materials

  • Variety of painting & other art projects

  • Play dough & clay projects

  • Gift projects

 

Program Information:

  • Large, bright classroom

  • Fenced-in outside play area, including a bike track, sandbox and children's gardening area

  • All staff have either a 4 year or associates college degree

  • All staff are trained in CPR and First Aid

  • Staff to child ratio is typically 1 to 6 or better 

  • CDCA is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services

  • Field trips taken by all classes

  • Parent volunteers in the classroom and on field trips are encouraged

  • CDCA is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International

 

 

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men . . .
Colossians 3:23

God is awesome!
Pre-K 5 Student
2011/2012

a typical day at Christian Day...

 

We believe that children learn the most when they are engaged in a combination of instructional learning, group activities and individual play. All of our curriculum is designed to heighten a child's imagination while actively participating in the world around them.  They develop social skills, knowledge and they have fun while doing it. Our goal is to provide an environment where each child can maximize their potential and God-given design.