The Core Program: Spiritual Development
Spiritual concepts are used in daily instruction and are tailored to individual age groups through Bible stories, songs, scriptures and chapel.
The curriculum itself is sequential and the concepts, motor skills, pre-reading, and pre-math skills are taught according to the age and ability of the child. Each level of instruction is based on thematic units which incorporate the appropriate developmental stages of growth. The units begin with the focus being on the child himself and then expand to his family, his immediate environment, the community, and the world around him.
The music program provides instruction for all ages and focuses on rhythm, listening, musical expression through song, instruments and dance, as well as positive self-concept development. Varying age groups present musical programs throughout the year to parents and family.
Fine and gross motor skills are two of the areas emphasized by the physical education program. Activities are age appropriate and target developmental milestones such as hopping on one foot, skipping, balancing and tumbling. The primary emphasis of this program is to increase the self-esteem of each child through the growth of his physical development. A special themed presentation of these skills is performed by the children at the end of the year for parents and family.
On-Campus Field Trips
Each month the ECC sponsors an on-campus field trip where visitors come to share with the children, such as Firemen and Police Officers, story tellers, and a variety of animal handlers. Each field trip coordinates with the thematic units and curriculum of sciences, social studies and language arts.
Toddlers (18 months – 2 years old)
The toddler curriculum is comprised of the core program and uses the Weekday Early Education Curriculum Guide published by Lifeway.
The preschool curriculum is comprised of the core program and uses the Weekday Early Education Curriculum Guide published by Lifeway, along with the Peabody Early Education Kit and Frog Street Press Curriculum.
Teachers of the preschoolers also work with the children on sharing, taking turns, cleaning up after themselves, and being responsible.
The pre-kindergarten curriculum is comprised of the core program and uses the Weekday Early Education Curriculum Guide published by Lifeway, Frog Street Press Curriculum along with Alphabet Letters and Sounds.
Pre-kindergarteners also participate in a science lab, math lab and computer lab. Teachers work with the children on sharing, taking turns, cleaning up after themselves and being responsible.
The kindergarten program prepares the children to read and to continue to grown in science, computer and math skills. The curriculum is comprised of the core program as well as the science lab and computer lab. The kindergarten classes use Scholastic Literacy Place, Silver Burdett Gin Mathematics and WEE Learn Curriculum Guide by Lifeway.