Welcome to Pre-K! Messiah’s Pre-K classes are designed for children who have reached their fourth birthday by September 30th. The Pre-K experience at Messiah encourages growth and development in your child while preparing them for a happy and successful transition to kindergarten.
Our Pre-K curriculum, based upon the Ohio Early Learning Standards, is joyfully implemented into our classroom using a variety of quality teaching methods and strategies. In our Pre-K classrooms, Messiah early childhood educators skillfully balance our playful approach to learning with the introduction of more structured learning opportunities to foster growth and a positive learning experience. We encourage small and large group learning along with many opportunities for independent thinking and free choice. Our goal is to develop and inspire the whole child, spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and cognately, while honoring each child’s unique style of learning.
Special attention is given to the further development of a child’s social and emotional skills, which are key to continued quality learning experiences and growth.
Our Pre-K classroom communities are led by two dedicated early childhood educators and shared by no more than 14 students per class. Our full-day Pre-K classes meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include a healthy morning and afternoon snack. The full-day classes are offered Monday - Friday.