Building Blocks for Success

Preschool

Children in our Preschool program enjoy free play in learning centers, circle time, Chapel time, music class, outside play, snack, art activities, unit study, songs, fingerplays, lunch time, and rest time. Centers include dramatic play, blocks, puzzles, manipulatives, art, sand & water, legos, and books. In addition, they will participate in math and writing centers and science lab. Our sequential learning curriculum has been developed to prepare children for the academics of kindergarten. We use the Texas Prekindergarten Curriculum Guidelines as a basis for our curriculum.

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Here are a few of our Preschool

Program Basics

  • Separate classes for 3 year olds and 4 year olds
  • Class eligibility is based on age on or before Sept. 1st
  • 3 year old class: Tuesday/Thursday (9:00am-2:00pm) OR Monday/Wednesday (9:00am-2:00pm) & Friday (9:00am-12:00pm)
  • 4 year old class: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday (9:00am-2:00pm) OR Monday/Wednesday (9:00am-2:00pm) & Friday (9:00am-12:00pm) OR Monday-Thursday (9:00am-2:00pm)
  • Small student/teacher ratio to provide the utmost in individualized instruction (12:2 and 14:2 student:teacher ratios for 3 & 4 year old classes, respectively)
  • All of our Pre-K classes are taught by a certified teacher with an assistant teacher
  • Children must be fully potty trained for our 3 & 4 year old classes

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Exciting and age-appropriate

Foundational Curriculum

  • Math – Many hands-on activities are provided and monthly math concepts include counting, number recognition, sorting, shapes, measurement, one-to-one correspondence, etc.
  • Phonics – Curriculum is based on a letter-of-the-week program and provides opportunities to learn sounds and recognition of letters.
  • Pre-literacy – Children are given exposure to print, books, and pre-writing experiences including journaling.

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Our Teachers

The teaching staff is the foundation of a quality program. For this reason, our standards are the highest. Chapel Hill Children’s School is proud of their wonderful and highly qualified teachers. All of our classes are taught by experienced, well-trained, and enthusiastic teachers who far exceed minimum licensing requirements, and who are all trained in pediatric first aid and CPR. Our teachers continue to participate in ongoing professional development and work in teams to provide quality experiences for children. Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten classes are led by certified teachers who have training in early childhood development.

3 Year Old Class

Sample Schedule

Monday/Tuesday
8:50am-9:10am | Sign In/Table Activities
9:10am-9:25am | Welcome Circle
9:25am-9:55am | Restroom/Snack/Library Time
9:55am-10:10am | Circle Time
10:10am-11:00am | Small Group Projects/Centers
11:00am-11:20am | Chapel
11:20am-12:00pm | Restroom/Lunch
12:00pm-12:10pm | Quiet Rest Time
12:10pm-12:30pm | Music
12:30pm-12:45pm | Story Time
12:45pm-1:00pm | Restroom
1:00pm-1:35pm | Outdoor Play
1:35pm-1:50pm | Water Break/Closing Circle

Wednesday/Thursday
8:50am-9:10am | Sign In/Table Activities
9:10am-9:25am | Welcome Circle
9:25am-9:55am | Restroom/Snack/Library Time
9:55am-10:15am | Movement
10:15am-10:30am | Circle Time
10:30am-11:20am | Small Group Projects/Centers
11:20am-12:00pm | Restroom/Lunch
12:00pm-12:10pm | Quiet Rest Time
12:10pm-12:40pm | Story Time

Friday (if applicable)
8:50am-9:10am | Sign In/Table Activities
9:10am-9:25am | Welcome Circle
9:25am-9:55am | Restroom/Snack/Library Time
9:55am-10:25am | Circle Time/Movement
10:25am-11:00am | Outdoor Play
11:00am-11:35am | Small Group Projects/Centers
11:35am-11:50am | Closing Circle

4 Year Old Class

Sample Schedule

Monday/Tuesday
9:00am-9:20am | Arrival
9:20am-9:40am | Circle Time
9:40am-9:55am | Seat Work
9:55am-10:15am | Music
10:15am-10:55am | Outside Play
10:55am-11:15am | Restroom/Snack
11:15am-11:30am | Story Time/Music
11:30am-12:15pm | Art/Center Time
12:15pm-12:45pm | Restroom/Lunch
12:45pm-1:30pm | Quiet Time/Bible Story
1:30pm-1:45pm | Math Centers
1:45pm-1:50pm | Closing/Dismissal

Wednesday/Thursday
9:00am-9:20am | Arrival
9:20am-9:40am | Circle Time
9:40am-10:00am | Seat Work
10:00am-10:20am | Restroom/Snack
10:20am-10:55am | Outside Play
10:55am-11:45am | Art/Center Time
11:45am-12:05pm | Movement
12:05pm-12:45pm | Restroom/Lunch
12:45pm-1:15pm | Quiet Time/Bible Story
1:15pm-1:30pm | Puzzles
1:30pm-1:45pm | Math Centers
1:45pm-1:50pm | Closing/Dismissal

Friday (if applicable)
8:50am-9:10am | Table Activities
9:10am-9:35am | Circle Time
9:35am-10:40am | Centers
10:40am-11:00am | Restroom/Snack
11:00am-11:35am | Outside Play
11:35am-11:50am | Story Time/Dismissal

For more information regarding the Chapel Hill Children's School Preschool program, please contact us by phone at 817-424-1396 or utilize our online contact form.