Messiah’s full-day kindergarten program meets daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is designed for children who have reached their fifth birthday by September 30th and exhibit a natural readiness for kindergarten in all areas of their development. This readiness will encourage and promote a positive experience in kindergarten while supporting a child’s continued growth and self-image.
Our kindergarten classroom community is shared by no more than 18 students and led by a degreed and licensed elementary educator.
The Messiah kindergarten curriculum meets those requirements highlighted in the Ohio Early Learning Standards.
Our kindergartners learn and grow their literacy skills using Fundations and Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculums. Fundations uses an evidence-based approach to instruction that emphasizes decoding, encoding, and handwriting skills. The Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum provides 35-weeks of daily systematic phonological and phonemic awareness lessons. The lessons are short and engaging, designed to be the perfect supplement to an existing literacy curriculum.
Our kindergartners practice and develop their mathematical skills using the Purposeful Design Math program. Lessons in classifying, sorting, patterns, counting, geometry, money concepts, time, addition, subtraction and measurement are included in this interactive curriculum.
Our kindergartners grow and develop spiritually using the Purposeful Design Bible series. This program uses bible verses and lessons to teach both the Old and New Testaments, incorporating real life examples of how kindergartners can follow God in their daily lives.
The Arts, Science and Social Studies are also experienced in our kindergarten classroom community. Messiah kindergartners continue to develop their social and emotional skills through many free choice and collaborative learning experiences throughout their day. Continued physical development is promoted with 50-60 minutes of daily outdoor or indoor recess and play.