MOTHER'S MORNING OUT (MMOI & MMOII)
Since these children are young and this is their first introduction to school, we provide a low structured Christian environment. These toddlers are learning to separate from their parents and interact with other children. A typical day may involve free play, story time, music and movement, playground time, art, and a very simple circle time with finger play and rhythm. Learning to transition successfully from one activity to another and share and play with friends are two major goals in MMO.
PRESCHOOL (Two's, Three's, & Four's)
This program includes a weekly chapel, music and rhythm, Bible verses and lessons, story time, learning centers, snack, and lunch. The classes also have a supervised recess time when weather permits. Children learn to identify colors, shapes, numbers, and letters of the alphabet while being introduced to activities which stimulate the senses of touch, hearing, smell, taste, and sight. The Handwriting Without Tears and Bright Beginnings curricula are used in the four's program and all classes introduce thematic units on preschool topics of interest such as: learning about ourselves and new friends, fire safety, harvest time, apples, pumpkins, the farm, the sea, Thanksgiving, Jesus' birthday, giving and sharing, snow, winter, colors, insects, plants, animals, transportation, dental health, spring and Easter. Imagination and play are an important part of our program.
Twos learn to interact with peers, follow directions, create crafts and artwork which enhance fine motor skills, participate in group activities such as circle and story time, and improve language and social skills such as sharing and waiting your turn.
Threes need to be potty trained since the classroom is not equipped with a diaper changing station. They create crafts and artwork and participate in group activities such as circle time. Threes focus on patterns, sequencing, number concepts, alphabet sounds (phonemic awareness), fine and gross motor skills, social skills and clear communication.
Fours recognize numbers and write letters of the alphabet. They create crafts and artwork and participate in group activities such as circle time. Fours focus on patterns, sequencing, number concepts, basic writing skills, alphabet sounds (phonemic awareness), fine and gross motor skills, early literacy concepts and clear communication.
In Mark 10:14 , Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me." At Christ Church Day School, our goal is expose children to the unconditional love of Jesus. As these children explore and learn, we hope they will discover the awesome power of God and his tremendous love for each one of them.
Weekly, the Threes and Fours attend chapel with the director or one the church's staff presiding. Stories, songs, and object lessons are important elements of chapel. Our goal is for each child to know that s/he is loved by God. Each teacher also incorporates simple scripture into the thematic units and shares these with the parents in the monthly newsletter. "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6
Weekly lessons for the Threes and Fours taught by a Kindermusik teacher include activities such as singing and vocal development, rhythm development, exploration of a variety of musical instruments, introduction of basic musical symbols, learning about a variety of musical styles, composers, the orchestra, families of instruments, and music from around the world. Lessons are also designed to incorporate regular classroom learning themes and units as a way of connecting music classes with ongoing classroom learning.
FRENCH FOR THE FOURS
OnThursdays, each four year old class is taught French by an awarded winning foreign language teacher. These lessons are taught only in French, therefore, encouraging our students to closely listen and observe the teacher. Each child is given a French name and has an opportunity to participate and learn through fun interactive circle time activities. This year, the children will sing a French Christmas carol during the Christmas Pageant.
SUPER SCIENCE FRIDAYS
This multisensory science based experience could be the highlight of your child’s week. Similar to a typical school day with morning car line, outside play, and lunch, this class allows children to fully engage in activities such as arts and crafts, story time, finger play, science and baking. Each Friday, the children are immersed in a one day thematic unit such as water powered simple machines. This day is designed for children (3K & 4K) who do not attend a three or four year old preschool class on Friday but love to stay busy and have FUN! This class is open to all children in the community and Day School students.
This enrichment class will be held continually throughout the school year but will be divided into five separate sessions. Payment for the entire session will be due upon registration. The class will run from 9:00-12:30. The maximum number of students in this class will be fourteen. A minimum number of five is required. Jeannine Despeaux, our early childhood expert and seasoned 4 Day 4’s teacher, along with Nicole VanCott will teach this multi-age class. A $5 material fee will be included in the class cost. Applications are available in the "Downloads" section of this site.
Fridays Session 1 (6 classes)
September 7- October 12
Fridays Session 2 (6 classes)
October 19 - December 14
No class October 26, November 16, and November 23
Fridays Session 3 (6 classes)
January 4 - February 15
No class January 18
Fridays Session 4 (5 classes)
February 22 - March 22
Fridays Session 5 (6 classes)
April 12 - May 17
Day school students need to bring a packed lunch to school. Pizza Days are offered twice a month, and participation is optional.
Because of our concern regarding cross-contamination, we ask that parents of children with food allergies provide their own snacks and treats for parties. Because our building is used by multiple groups, we do not claim to be a peanut free school. Every summer, parents of children with allergies must complete a safety allergy packet for the school. No food made with peanuts (peanut butter) or other nut products may be brought into the school to be shared with the entire class, but individual lunches may contain nuts. Children with fire ant allergies must wear shoes with socks.
For Day School students, car line is used every morning beginning at 8:50. Mother's Morning Out children do not participate in car line. The Day School afternoon car line is used every day except the last day of your child's school week. For example on Fridays, parents of children enrolled in a MWF class enter the school at dismissal (12:30PM).
If school is closed due to inclement weather or other circumstances, Christ Church Day School will operate on the same schedule as Charleston County Schools. If the public schools have a delayed opening of 2 hours or less, our school will open at 10:30AM. Day School students will eat a school lunch as usual. If the public schools have a delayed opening of more than two hours, Christ Church Day School will remain closed.