Early Childhood 2017-06-26T15:52:20+00:00

Early Childhood Education

Teena Maginn

Welcome to Christ Methodist Day School’s Early Childhood program. Our 2K, PK, JK and SK classrooms are mini learning communities that create interest through enriched curriculum, group activities, state-of-the-art technology and purposeful learning centers. A hands-on learning environment promotes creativity and critical thinking.
Our experienced and loving teachers are goal-oriented in their curriculum planning and meet regularly to assess their effectiveness. One of our primary goals is to enhance the intrinsic link between social and emotional growth, as these characteristics have proven to have a strong impact on a child’s cognitive development.
In addition to the rich curriculum, our Early Childhood students experience many memorable traditions. 2K students learn and grow, right along with the rest of our early childhood students. They love “P” is for pajama day and the trike-a-thon in the spring. It is always a treat to watch the PK students build dinos with their dads and dress up for their fairy tale feast. Our JK students celebrate Thanksgiving by preparing and serving a real feast and sharing a special Thanksgiving program for their parents and grandparents. SK students dress up as “100-year-olds” on the 100th day of school and enjoy getting to know their 6th grade buddies.
In keeping with the vision of our school’s very first headmaster, Mrs. Ella McVean, we strive to educate the whole child. Our staff is dedicated to teaching life skills and to helping each individual child develop to his or her full potential – spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally and physically. I invite you to schedule a personal tour of our campus so that you can see, firsthand, what a great place CMDS is to learn, to love and to grow.

Sincerely,

Teena Maginn
Associate Head of School

2K

Class Sections

M/F Half or Full Days
T/W/Th Half or Full Days
M-F Half or Full Days
Half Days: 8:15 a.m. – noon
Full Days: 8:15 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Curriculum

Language Arts:
Frog Street Press, Thematic Based Learning Centers/Lessons, Small and Whole Group Instruction
Math:
Thematic Based Learning Centers/Lessons, Small and Whole Group Instruction
Science and Engineering:
Thematic-Based Learning Centers/Lessons, Weekly Discovery Lab
Social Studies:
Thematic-Based Learning Centers/Lessons
Bible:
Daily Devotion, Weekly Chapel
Fine Arts:
Weekly Music Class, Christmas and Spring Musicals
Weekly Art Class, Classroom Art Activities
Foreign Language:
Weekly Global Preschool Studies (GPS)
Library:
Weekly Library Class
Physical Education:
Weekly PE Class
Technology:
Weekly Computer Class, iPads, iTouches, Promethean Boards

PK

Class Sections

T/W/Th Half or Full Days
M-F Half or Full Days
Half Days: 8:15 a.m. – noon
Full Days: 8:15 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Curriculum

Language Arts:
Heidi Songs Phonics Currlculum, Handwriting Without Tears, Learning Centers
Math:
Heidi Songs  Math Curriculum, Teacher Created Learning Centers/Lessons
Science and Engineering:
Thematic-Based Learning Centers/Lessons, Weekly Discovery Lab
Social Studies:
Thematic-Based Learning Centers/Lessons
Bible:
Daily Devotion, Weekly Chapel
Fine Arts:
Weekly Music Class, Christmas and Spring Musicals,
Weekly Art Class, Classroom Art Activities
Foreign Language:
Weekly Global Preschool Studies (GPS)
Library:
Weekly Library Class
Physical Education:
Weekly PE Class
Technology:
Weekly Computer Class, iPads, iTouches, Promethean Boards

JK

Class Sections

5 Half Days
Combo (M/F Half, T/W/Th Full)
5 Full Days
Half Days: 8:15 a.m. – noon
Full Days: 8:15 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Curriculum

Language Arts:
Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA), Explode the Code, Handwriting Without Tears, Learning Centers
Math:
McGraw Hill Math Connects, Teacher Created Learning Centers/Lessons
Science and Engineering:
CKLA Domain, Thematic Based Learning Centers/Lessons, Weekly Discovery Lab
Social Studies:
CKLA Domain, Thematic Based Learning Centers/Lessons
Bible:
Daily Devotion, Weekly Chapel
Fine Arts:
Weekly Music Class, Christmas and Spring Musicals,
Weekly Art Class, Classroom Art Activities
Foreign Language:
Weekly Global Preschool Studies (GPS)
Library:
Weekly Library Class
Physical Education:
Weekly PE Class
Technology:
Weekly Computer Class, iPads, iTouches, Promethean Boards

SK

Class

5 Full Days (8:15 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.)

Curriculum

Language Arts:
Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA)
Math:
McGraw Hill Math Connects, Weekly Math Lab
Science and Engineering:
CKLA Domain, Carolina Biological Building Blocks of Science, Weekly Discovery Lab
Social Studies:
CKLA Domain
Bible:
Daily Devotion, Weekly Bible Class, Weekly Chapel
Fine Arts:
Weekly Music Class, Christmas and Spring Musicals,
Weekly Art Class, Classroom Art Activities
Foreign Language:
Weekly Global Preschool Studies (GPS)
Library:
Weekly Library Class
Physical Education:
Weekly PE Class
Technology:
iPads, iTouches, Weekly Computer Class, Promethean Boards