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Kindergarten

Kindergarten at The Christian Academy

As the parent of a kindergartner, you want to give your child a joy-filled experience that will allow them to grow academically, socially, and emotionally, all while realizing their identity in Christ. You might be looking for a full-day program that will prepare your child to thrive as they master foundational concepts and enjoy a variety of hands-on activities. Read more to learn about why other parents chose The Christian Academy and what makes our kindergarten classes unique.

A Love for Learning Starts at The Christian Academy

Learning is brought to life as kindergarten teachers lead students through a colorful curriculum that sparks each child’s imagination and fosters a Christian worldview. Core subject areas include Bible, mathematics, reading, spelling, grammar, writing, social studies and science. Students also have weekly specials which include library time, art class, and music lessons. The structure of each day is developmentally appropriate and helps kindergartners thrive as they get used to a full school day.

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AT TCA, YOUR CHILD WILL:

Build strong academic foundations for success in future grades
Discover their unique, God-given talents and strengths 
Make meaningful friendships in a close-knit community
Be mentored by nurturing teachers and staff
Develop an authentic zeal for learning that lasts long after kindergarten

AS A KINDERGARTEN PARENT, YOU CAN EXPECT:

Individual attention

Our teachers take time to understand each child’s learning style and communicate with parents about their progress.

Peace of mind

TCA is committed to each student’s physical and emotional safety. Our campus is highly secure and we create a positive learning culture through social/emotional development.

Alignment between home, school, and church

Families can rest assured that their children are being taught by Bible-believing teachers and seeing Christian character modeled daily.

Why Do Parents Love TCA?

The teachers at TCA have given my child the confidence she needed to enter a new school environment. I value the Bible-based lessons students have in kindergarten. It is important for my daughter to get a great education, however, she is also learning to create her own special relationship with God. That is amazing to me!

DeAnna Church

TCA Kindergarten Parent

Why Choose TCA for Kindergarten?

Spiritual Formation

Fostering spiritual growth is a fundamental component of a child’s development. Kindergartners at TCA are immersed in a Christian worldview through the practice of learning Christian values in a developmentally appropriate way. Students actively engage in sharing, cooperation, and teamwork in the classroom. They learn how to be honest in all of their interactions and respectful and compassionate toward their teachers and friends. 

The TCA staff diligently lives out the values being taught in the classroom and actively partners with families in the spiritual growth of its students.

Whole-Child Education

Our program is designed to develop the whole child in a safe, encouraging, and intellectually stimulating Christ-centered environment. Opportunities for learning are intended to develop readiness for first grade, with mindfulness that children learn best through active involvement in age-appropriate activities. 

Kindergarten students are naturally curious and ready to explore, play, and grow. We make the most of this time by taking every opportunity to foster development — cognitively, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Parents enjoy knowing TCA is an extension of their home — a warm and secure environment where students begin to develop their love for friends, teachers, and most importantly, God.

Engaging Experiences

Every day is an adventure for kindergartners. In addition to the hands-on activities they take part in each day on our PK-12 campus, students enjoy several field trips and special events. These include a farm trip in the fall, a theatrical performance of Charlotte’s Web, and a visit to the zoo. A few of our kindergartners’ favorite events include a Thanksgiving mini feast, a Christmas story performance, and a Mother’s Day Tea. It’s an exciting year filled with new experiences, and we love seeing the joy on our students’ faces.

Kindergarten Sample Schedule

  • 8:15-8:45: Small Motor Skills Practice (Coloring, cutting, sculpting, water play, etc.)
  • 9:00-9:30: Bible Time
  • 9:30-10:00: Language Arts
  • 10:00-10:30: Snack/Recess
  • 10:30-10:55: Math
  • 10:55-11:25: Music
  • 11:45-1:00: Lunch/Recess
  • 1:15-1:30: Science/Social Studies
  • 1:30-1:45: Story Time
  • 1:45-2:15: Rest
  • 2:15-2:45: Playtime
  • 2:45-3:00: Cleanup and Dismissal Prep

Students have many classes and activities not listed on the schedule above —  library time, physical education, show-and-tell, and weekly guest reader to name a few. The sample schedule exists to help parents envision the flow of their child’s day in kindergarten, but it does not encompass all the learning opportunities students will experience.

EXPERIENCE THE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY FOR YOURSELF

Check out our virtual tour, or schedule an in-person visit to see first-hand why kindergarten parents in the Delaware County area choose TCA.

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NEW Pre-K ClassStarting January 3rd, 2022

TCA Family! We are excited to be opening a new full day Pre-K class, starting January 3rd, open to 3 & 4 year olds.
Enrollment is now open! Apply today at https://bit.ly/PreK2022. If you would like to sign up or have questions, please contact Becca Pritchard at bpritchard@tca-pa.org.