Below is what you can expect your child to be exposed to in their classes at UCUMC Weekday School.
Faith – Children are exposed to basic Bible lessons, verses, thoughts and truths through stories, songs, prayer, chapel and “teachable moments”.
Specialized Learning Centers – Children play in interest areas such as blocks, games, puzzles, sensory tables and manipulatives.
Free Play – Children learn to socialize, dramatize and fantasize during free play.
Music – Classroom teachers include music daily with CDs, songs, finger plays and movement activities. All children attend music class with our Music teacher on a regular basis.
Art Lab – In addition to daily art activities in the classroom, children participate in exploratory art experiences that encourage creativity and imagination during Art Lab.
Outdoor Play – Children have regularly scheduled outdoor play, with a separate playground for toddlers and two year olds.
Onsite Enrichment Activities & Special Guests – Children will have the opportunity for onsite enrichment activities and visits by special guests such as the Fire Department, the Music Man, Tarradiddle Players, the Raptor Center and more.
Parent Involvement – Numerous opportunities exist for parents to play an active role in their child’s education, such as Parent Council, Parent Development seminars, and Parent conferences.
Opportunities will be provided to help foster cognitive growth and an understanding of this world through:
- experiences in dramatic play
- songs, poems, stories, and finger plays
- a variety of sensory-motor perceptual experiences, emphasizing observation, inquiry, exploration, discrimination, and discovery
- activities encouraging creativity and self-expression through painting, drawing, and working with clay
- Through these concrete experiences, we will be building a foundation of readiness skills in language and math.
Opportunities will be provided for the child to:
- develop large muscular control, coordination and balance
- develop a sense of rhythm through movement activities
- learn to care for his/her body and to appreciate good health
- learn and practice rules of safety
Opportunities will be provided that will encourage a child to:
- understand home and community
- share, take turns, respect rules
- practice politeness, thoughtfulness, and cooperation
- respect the rights and property of others
Efforts will be made to provide a happy, interesting, relaxed, and friendly environment that will help the child to:
- accept guidance and authority
- develop a positive self-image
- discover and use socially acceptable behavior patterns
- gain a feeling of security and trust from consistent routine
The school program will help each child experience spiritual growth through:
- being nurtured by loving adults who are themselves persons of faith
- communicating God’s love in verbal ways
- seeing something of God’s greatness as the child hears about and sees God’s creations
- associating the love of God with the love received from people around him/her
- regular exposure to prayer, Bible stories, verses and thoughts