Pre-Kindergarten children need to investigate new interests and experiences. Pre-K’ers build a foundation for lifelong learning through play, exploration, trial and error, and gain independence and self-confidence with their growing abilities, while achieving readiness skills needed for kindergarten.
The Palm Beach Christian Academy takes pride in offering one of the best Pre-Kindergarten programs in the county. Our student/teacher ratio within the classroom is 10:1 with a classroom size of 18 to 20 with 2 teachers. Our goal here at the PBCA is to partner with parents to provide a strong spiritual foundation to preschoolers in a loving, nurturing, Christ-centered environment of discovery and learning
Pre-K instructional time begins at 9:00 AM. Phonics, reading readiness, math and language etc. are vital elements of the day’s agenda. Our skilled teachers outline key activities to maximize areas of interests in order to enhance the learning capabilities of each child. One of the objectives is to fine-tune skills needed to adapt to the Kindergarten setting. Some of which are: self-control, listening, following instructions and cooperation etc.
Children engage individually as well as collectively in the highly rated, nationally recognized, A Beka phonics and beginner reader program. Learning environments such as: Math & Manipulatives, Reading/Listening Corner, Science Centers, Dramatic, Block, Sand and Art Areas give each child a wide range of opportunities to choose from. Focus on weekly themed lessons coordinated with letters of the alphabet and activities create a well rounded atmosphere for learning. A more academic focus with just the right balance of play, offers children first-rate preparations for Kindergarten.
Extra-curricular activities include but are not limited to Chapel, Physical Education, Music & Movement, Spanish, Art, Library, Science/Discovery classes, and a Language Learning Lab with books, and Listening Centers.
- Low student to teacher ratio
- A unique network of support, meeting the distinctive needs of each child in a Christ-centered environment
- Thematic elements to enhance and maximize learning experiences
- Focus on developing and fine-tuning readiness skills for Kindergarten
- Regular communication between teachers and parents to stay informed about your child’s day
Criteria to enter a Pre-K Program
- Preschoolers must be 4 years old before September 1st of the year entering the program
- All immunizations must be current