Early Childhood – PreK & VPK
Advent’s Prekindergarten program is designed to lay the foundation for a successful kindergarten experience with the specific expectations of Advent’s kindergarten program in mind. Children must be four years old on or before September 1, and able to use the toilet independently.
Daily schedule options include a 3 hour class (State Funded VPK program), a 5 hour class, or a 7 1/2 hour class. All classes qualify for the state VPK voucher. If you are interested in the State Funded program VPK, you can complete the voucher application at the following link: elcpalmbeach.org
Our Prekindergarten program utilizes the ABeka Christian curriculum. This curriculum is based on sound scholarship, common sense, and the Word of God. Letters, numbers, language, reading and pre-reading skills, as well as math concepts are taught using multi-sensory activities to provide opportunities for children to engage in learning in a variety of ways. Science experiments and social studies units prepare students for kindergarten curriculum.
Children continue to develop social skills as they communicate with their peers and adults, and work together on group projects. Communication skills are developed based on the students’ level with songs, games, and fingerplays.
The Prekindergarten year ends with a graduation ceremony celebrating the special time we have shared with the children.
While students experience a friendly and warm environment, there are procedures and personnel quietly and efficiently guarding our campus.
PreKindergarten Class Options:
Option 1: 7:30am-12:30pm – Monday – Friday – Part Time
Option 2: 7:30am-3:00pm – Monday – Friday – Part Time
Option 3: 9:00am-3:00pm – Monday – Friday – Part Time
Option 4: Free State VPK only: 8:15am-11:30am – Monday – Friday
Option 5: 7:30am-5:30pm – Monday – Friday – Full Time
Option 6: 9:00am – 5:30pm – Monday – Friday – Full Time
Full Time includes Vacation Care days at no additional charge.
Talk to our Admissions Director to see which option fits your schedule.
Dual Language PreKindergarten Program
7:30am to 3:00pm or 7:30am to 5:30pm
both sessions include free 3 hour State VPK program
We are excited to offer our Prekindergarten students the opportunity to be part of a Dual Language program. This PreK setting is designed to encourage children to become bilingual, speaking comfortably in both English and Spanish in everyday settings. Research indicates that children who are adequately exposed to two or more languages at an early age experience significant gains. Dual Language instructors are completely fluent in both languages.
In the morning lessons and activities will be taught in English, the afternoon’s instruction is conducted in Spanish. This exciting approach to prekindergarten education qualifies for the State VPK tuition credit.
Our experienced ECS staff involves parents in activities and special events. We believe this program helps prepare our four-year-old students to be a part of the global community.
Free VPK Summer Program
Registration begins Spring 2020
If you are looking for a curriculum based summer program that will prepare your child for starting Kindergarten in the Fall, we’ve got the program for you! Our Summer VPK program fulfills all the VPK educational requirements in a fun and active summer program. Call for more information!
Classes run from end of May through early August 2020. Before and After-care program is available.
If you are interested in the State Funded program VPK, you can complete the voucher application at the following link: elcpalmbeach.org
Programs included in your child’s class schedule!
Infants through Prekindergarten students receive instruction in rhythm, musical movement, finger play songs, and faith based songs for chapels. We have two very special Music recitals that the students perform in. The first is in December for the Christmas musical and the second is in the spring for our Spring musical. Older students will receive instruction in note reading, rhythm, and beats.
In addition to playground time, students in our Prekindergarten and VPK programs participate in weekly physical education in our Elementary & Middle school gymnasium.
Physical Education class integrates fundamental body movements with music and games using age appropriate equipment. Doing an obstacle course, working together in teams or as partners to accomplish a task is a fun and motivating way for children to get moving.
Our curriculum introduces hockey, soccer, baseball,, basketball,, schooping and catching balls. Playing games like “hot hoops”, “Mr. Shark, Mr. Shark”, and running are ways we make Physical Education Fun!
Just in case you need it. . . Extended Care is available till 5:30pm
Advent Early Childhood Extended Care &
Our Extended Care program is available to students who attend classes that end at 3:00 p.m. A healthy balance of active and quiet activities is maintained recognizing the energy level of children at the end of the day. During the hours of 3:00 p.m. – 5:30p.m. children have snack time, play outdoors, story reading time, and are offered art experiences.
Each age level has an Extended Care coordinator who is available to meet with parents to discuss the program.
Please contact our office at 561-395-3631 Option 1 to learn more about our Extended Care program and other enrichment classes that are offered such as Emergent Reader, Dual Language Program and more.
Schedule your Early Childhood Tour Today!
Donna Lockrow – Early Childhood Admissions Coordinator
Call 561-395-3631 Option 1