In Kindergarten, students begin the process of reading and learning to love it, also enjoying beautiful literature read out loud to them. Through oral narration, they are learning to share their thoughts with clarity and expression. We memorize and recite poetry, scripture, and lots of jingles to help recall information. Kindergartners journey to each continent – learning about the rain forest when they study South America and “taking a backpacking trip” through Europe to learn about different countries and their historical landmarks. We also take nature walks to experience the outside world and the way it reflects God’s design and majesty.
Also a very important component of building character at this age, we practice relating to classmates with kindness and growing friendships, all day long keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus.
NCA offers a full day Kindergarten option which extends the day until 3:15. Afternoons supplement our core curriculum with enrichment activities for the student, such as additional reading and writing, hands-on geography, art projects and scientific discovery. The half day program contains all of our core curriculum and ends at 11:45.
Math: Developing Roots
Science: Seasons, Senses, Nutrition
History: Family, Community and Holidays
Phonics: Saxon K phonics rules, learn the building blocks of reading
Geography: Continents and Oceans
Composition: Oral Narration
Handwriting: Zaner-Bloser Manuscript
Art: Fundamentals of Art, 1 time per week
Music: Fundamentals of Music, 2 times per week
Physical Education: Large motor skills, game structure, following directions, physical wellness
Bible: Bible Heroes, Bible Memory
Nature Study: Outside observations on our location and at the McDowell Forest Preserve
Artist Study: A sampling of artists including Monet and Seurat
Composer Study: A sampling of composers including The Seasons by Vivaldi
Poetry: Nursery Rhymes and poems by various poets
Literature: List includes read alouds, grade appropriate literature and biographies.
Click here for the literature list.