Early Childhood 2018-08-27T16:11:38+00:00

Early Childhood

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: 8:00 a.m. – noon
Full Days: 8:00a.m. – 3:00 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:
Thematic-Based Learning Centers/Lessons
Social Studies:
Thematic-Based Learning Centers/Lessons
Bible:
Daily Devotion, Weekly Chapel
Foreign Language:
Weekly Global Preschool Studies (GPS)
Media:
Weekly Story Time
Music:
Weekly Music class, Christmas and Spring Musicals
STEAM:
Weekly Discovery Lab, Weekly Art class
Wellness:
Weekly Wellness class, Spring Field Day

PK

Class Sections

T/W/Th Half or Full Days
M-F Half or Full Days
Half Days: 8:00 a.m. – noon
Full Days: 8:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Curriculum

Language Arts:
Heidi Songs Phonics Curriculum, Handwriting Without Tears, Learning Centers
Math:
Heidi Songs  Math Curriculum, Teacher Created Learning Centers/Lessons
Science:
Thematic-Based Learning Centers/Lessons
Social Studies:
Thematic-Based Learning Centers/Lessons
Bible:
Daily Devotion, Weekly Chapel
Foreign Language:
Weekly Global Preschool Studies (GPS)
Media:
Weekly Story Time
Music:
Weekly Music class, Christmas and Spring Musicals,
STEAM:
Weekly Discovery Lab, Weekly Art class
Wellness:
Weekly Wellness class, Spring Field Day, Spirits Athletics (optional)

JK

Class Sections

5 Half Days
Combo (M/F Half, T/W/Th Full)
5 Full Days
Half Days: 8:00 a.m. – noon
Full Days: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Curriculum

Language Arts:
Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA), Explode the Code, Learning Centers
Math:
Teacher Created Learning Centers/Lessons
Science:
CKLA Domain, Thematic Based Learning Centers/Lessons
Social Studies:
CKLA Domain, Thematic Based Learning Centers/Lessons
Bible:
Daily Devotion, Weekly Chapel
Foreign Language:
Weekly Global Preschool Studies (GPS)
Media:
Weekly Story Time
Music:
Weekly Music class, Christmas and Spring Musicals,
STEAM:
Weekly Discovery Lab, Weekly Art class
Wellness:
Weekly Wellness class, Spring Field Day, Spirits Athletics (optional)

SK

Class

5 Full Days (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Curriculum

Language Arts:
Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA)
Math:
Guided Math Workshop, Weekly Math Lab
Science and Engineering:
CKLA Domain, Carolina Biological Building Blocks of Science
Social Studies:
CKLA Domain, Caroline Biological Building Blocks  of Science
Bible:
Daily Devotion, Weekly Bible class, Weekly Chapel
Foreign Language:
Weekly Spanish class
Media:
Weekly Media class
Music:
Weekly Music class, Christmas and Spring Musicals,
STEAM:
Weekly Science Lab, Weekly Discovery Lab, Weekly Art class, Weekly Math Lab
Wellness:
Weekly Wellness class, Spring Field Day, Spirits Athletics (optional)