Preschool is where learning begins at CPA. The Preschool program seeks to immerse children in an environment that is purposeful and productive and encourages them to take spiritual, social, and physical steps that build confidence and character in keeping with the academic strands that run throughout the Academy.
As part of the program, children learn through technology, music, foreign language, science, visual art, and performing arts. These enrichment offerings work together with our core curriculum to develop the whole child. Faculty and staff strives to encourage and nurture each individual as they develop their relationship with God and, in turn, begin to discover and develop confidence in their God-given gifts.
If you would like to visit our campus, email the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment to tour. Preschool tours can be scheduled on select Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings between 8:30 and 11:00am. Please include the birthdate(s) of your children and your preferred tour dates/times. For other questions, please contact Head of Preschool Lauren Overbeek at 615-301-3558.
The two-year-old class is available to students who are two years old by September 30. Twos thrive when they are in a loving and supportive environment that affirms each child's worth by honoring the reality that each child is created in the image of God. Children are encouraged to explore and discover under the careful supervision and direction of teachers who encourage and cherish their accomplishments.
The curriculum for Twos is based on the unique daily experience and includes child-initiated and teacher-directed play and exploration. Monthly themes are used to carefully introduce God, the Catechism, language skills, sensory awareness, science, math, self help, creativity and literature.
Three and Four Year Olds are ready to expand their horizons and begin achieving all that God has planned for them! They desire to seek out information, explore new territory, and make sense of our Godly world. Through child-centered classrooms, teachers encourage children to learn, explore interests, and marvel in creativity. Because teachers respect children and their work, children's self images are bolstered.
Classroom activities follow our theme-based curriculum with an emphasis on God, the Catechism, language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, creative development and technology, writing and pre-reading skills. Classrooms are arranged in learning centers, and activities are teacher-directed but allow flexibility for children to independently explore areas of interest. This unique environment will help children develop spiritually, emotionally, socially and physically, while also enhancing their self-confidence preparing them for pre-kindergarten and the world.
The Pre-K program includes a more in-depth study of the Catechism, emergent reading and language arts/phonics, emergent math, science, and social studies. Nothing prepares your child for success in elementary school like a strong pre-kindergarten experience where academics and social development are paired with physical well-being and creative expression.
Students are guided and instructed using a balance of group activities, individual attention, and a strong emphasis on reading, science and math. Teachers use multiple forms of ongoing assessment to evaluate students' performance and development in different learning domains and share progress with parents throughout the year. The ultimate goal is for students to experience the joy of learning, loving, and living together to the glory of the One who made them.
- Preschool Ages
- Teacher/Student Ratios
- Parent-Teacher Engagement
- Christian Worldview
- Developmental Standards
- Lunch Program
- Safety & Security
- Performing Arts
- Parent Connect
Thank you for your interest in CPA Preschool! I am thrilled you would choose to explore our program! This is a loving community filled with learning, laughter, and exciting new things every day. We live out the mission of Christ Presbyterian Academy by partnering with you to best teach and care for your child.
As you walk through our doors, you will experience joy-filled classrooms where children will explore and create using hands-on activities for learning. The teachers instill confidence in each child, as they passionately teach them and love them.
These early years are formative in your child’s development and growth, and we take that life stage very seriously. The children will feel like they are coming to play with friends each day, but their schedule is filled with intentional learning objectives and developmental goals. One of my favorite things about our preschool program at CPA is the focus and teaching about our Creator.
We continue pointing the children back to God’s Word and worship Him for all that He is to us! I hope you enjoy learning about Christ Presbyterian Academy and that you will consider visiting this special place to experience the incredible atmosphere and people first hand! Please read on for more specific information on each classroom and all that we have to offer!
Head of Preschool