PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

Building a Strong Foundation, Spiritually and Academically

Christian Life Academy’s Pre-Kindergarten Program abounds with learning, laughter and love. If you’re looking at Christian preschools in Lakeville, Farmington, Rosemount, Apple Valley and the surrounding area, we believe we have something special to offer your child.

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Pre-kindergarten is a very formative time for a child, and it is our mission is to establish a strong academic and spiritual foundation in our preschool students. As we embark on a shared journey with families, CLA staff integrates Biblical character development throughout all activities, as they encourage a love for learning and for the Lord in our students.

Program Overview

  • 3 Year Old Program (PK-3) is available Tuesday and Thursday. Students must be three before September 1st, and able to use the restroom independently.   Early Childhood Screening is required for admission.  This can be completed through your local public school district.
  • 4 Year Old Program (PK-4) is available Monday through Friday. Students must be four before September 1st, and able to use the restroom independently.  Early Childhood Screening is required for admission.  This can be completed through your local public school district.

PK-3 Schedule Options

The core PK-3 program schedule consists of T/TH mornings from 8:15-11:15. Families may choose one or both afternoons, up to a 2 full-day, T/TH schedule. Morning students may also stay through lunch and recess.

During the core PK-3 program schedule of T/TH mornings, students are engaged in the core academic subjects of Bible, math, language arts and music, as well as science and/or social studies. Afternoon schedules include enrichment activities, play centers and rest times.

PK-4 Schedule Options

The core PK-4 program schedule consists of M/W/F mornings from 8:15-11:15. Families may choose additional mornings or afternoons that fit their schedules, up to a 5 full-day schedule. Morning students may also stay through lunch and recess.

During the core PK-4 program schedule, students are engaged in the core academic subjects (Bible, math, language arts, and music). Additional subject areas (science, social studies, etc.) are covered during the T/TH morning schedule. Afternoon schedules include enrichment activities, play centers and rest times.

Spiritual Formation

Morning prayer circle times, daily Bible classes, classroom worship and weekly chapel services foster each child’s spiritual development. Chapels are led by children’s pastors, teachers and students. Each morning begins with devotions and prayer.

Academic Foundation

Our staff of Pre-K specialists encourages children’s natural curiosity with an abundance of hands-on activities and resources. Our little ones discover new skills every day as they engage in language arts, Bible, math, social studies, science, art, music and physical education activities, all presented from a Biblical worldview.

Phonics-Based Reading Curriculum

Children develop a solid foundation in reading as they participate in many activities designed to teach letter and blend sounds, and reading skills.

Small Classes 

CLA is committed to a traditional, small classroom model with a low student-to-teacher ratio. If a classroom exceeds ten students, an aide assists the teacher all day. If there are fewer than ten students, the aide assists the teacher for the first half of the day.

Fine Arts

  • Our music instruction specialist employs an integrated Pre-K through 6th grade curriculum.
  • Pre-K students develop a love for singing, music and performance in their classes.
  • Music classes culminate in our annual Christmas and Spring Performances with Pre-K through 6th grade students.
  • Classroom art projects fosters students’ creativity and imagination.

Service Opportunities

Students learn to serve others around the world through their participation in Operation Christmas Child and Feed My Starving Children.

Pre-K students play a part in serving and supporting their school through an annual fundraiser. Funds raised help to provide needed classroom resources and technology.

Before and After Care

We offer a flexible Before and After Care Program to work with your schedule. Before Care begins at 6:30 AM and After-Care is available until 6:00 PM during regular school days. Before Care includes a continental breakfast, and After Care includes a snack.

Looking for an educational option that supports your Christian values?

We’d love to answer any questions you might have about pre-kindergarten education, as well as all that our school has to provide. Give us a call at 651-463-4545 or email us at school@christianlife-academy.org.

When it comes to Christian preschools in the south metro, Christian Life Academy is a place where your child will be well taken care of. We look forward to meeting you.