Welcome to the Early Childhood Program at Gaston Christian School! We are excited to share with you the programs we offer for three, four, and five-year-old children. Our goal is to help prepare these children for school as we integrate the truth of the Bible in all of our work and play. Our prayer is for the children in our care to know the truth that will allow them to grow into adults who will impact their world for Christ.
Daily Schedule for our Early Childhood Programs:
Preschool at GCS is offered for three and four year olds. Parents may select from a three mornings (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) or five mornings per week for either Pre-3 or Pre-4 students. In addition, GCS offers an Extended Day Program until 2:00 p.m. Before School Care and After School Care Programs are available beginning at 7:15 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Students must be fully potty trained and must be the age of their class by August 31st.
For three-year olds, students have Bible instruction and memorization; fine arts enrichment through music and art; regular show-and-tell; mastery of colors, shapes, days of the week, and months of the year. There is an emphasis on socialization and the concept of sharing. Working with the teacher, each child completes a “Letters & Sounds” and “Numbers & Skills” worksheet each day.
For four-year olds, the students will have Bible instruction and memorization; an introduction to phonics and number concepts; manuscript writing; and fine arts enrichment through music, art, and poetry. There is an emphasis on socialization and the concept of sharing.
Kindergarten at GCS is offered for both half-day and full-day. Points of academic emphasis include Bible instruction and memorization; intensive phonics instruction and development of reading skills; instruction in written expression and telling time, counting, letter and number writing; and fine arts enrichment through music, art, and poetry. Students must be 5 years old by August 31st to enter Kindergarten.