List of 7 items.

  • Art

    During art instruction, pre-k students engage their senses in open-ended play and develop cognitive, social, emotional, and sensori-motor skills. Art is a cooperative learning experience that provides pleasure, challenge, and a sense of mastery. Instruction in the arts is one of the best ways to involve the different modes of learning; through art, children learn complex thinking skills and master developmental tasks.

    The developmental benefits of creativity are numerous including: fine motor development, language development, and increased decision-making ability. Students gain strengths in the areas of inventiveness, visual learning, cultural awareness, and improved academic performance, all while learning about themselves as God's masterpiece.
  • Library (Language & Literacy)

    Pre-K children have the opportunity to visit the Elementary School Library. By capturing a child's interest and imagination early, children discover a love of libraries and literacy. Young children may also benefit from the meaningful early literacy experiences available through story times and library visits. This emphasis will allow children to develop the early literacy, communication, and social skills needed to be successful in school.
  • Music and Movement

    Children explore music and rhythm through active listening and deliberate movements. Instructors incorporate developmentally appropriate music theory through solfege, Kodaly hand signs, and the Takadimi rhythm system.
  • Science/Outdoor Education

    Fours and pre-k students receive weekly science class to introduce them to the world around them. Faculty and staff use the outdoors as a classroom to discover God's glorious creation. This extra-curricular uses age-appropriate state and national science standards to introduce the process of inquiry to the children. The students use their senses to explore through gardening, outdoor scavenger hunts, and hands-on experiments that teach them the "why" to how things work.
  • Sign Language

    Research shows the benefits to teaching a child to sign are undeniable. American Sign Language (ASL) can provide the ability to communicate earlier than speech, helps children learn to understand basic instruction, can increase a child's vocabulary and language skills, can increase a child's reading and spelling skills, can increase a child's visual attention skills and joint attention skills, provides a wonderful bonding experience, helps promote fine motor skills, provides an appreciation and understanding of communication with those who are deaf, and it is fun.
  • Spanish

    Children ages three and older participate in Spanish classes each week with an onsite Spanish instructor. Research shows that preschool-aged children are actually at the optimum stage in their cognitive development to learn a second language.
  • Technology

    Classrooms are equipped with iPad stations and Promethean Boards to support learning concepts learned in new and interactive ways. Parents receive timely updates on ways to incorporate technology into their child's learning at home.

Christ Presbyterian Academy

2323-A Old Hickory Blvd. / Nashville, TN 37215 / 615-373-9550