Early Education

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At PCA, we recognize and celebrate the ever-changing world of a preschool age child. Bible, academics, fine arts, and personal/social skills are all taught through an environment that includes a  personalized approach with real life experiences to encourage collaboration and exploration.


Preschool High Development (PHD)

PCA has developed a unique program called PHD. Every day, kindergarten-bound students spend time in a small group setting with one of the instructors, focusing on math, science, writing, phonics, or fine arts. Meeting in small groups allows teachers to know each child’s level of development, and gives  the ability to adjust instruction to each individual. Not every four year old is at the same place academically or developmentally. Giving each one the opportunity to advance at his/her own pace allows each to retain what is being taught and time to practice skills until they are learned.

Curriculum Enrichments:

Fine Arts PHD

Weekly Chapel

Readiness & Writing PHD


Music & Movement

Math & Numbers PHD

Science PHD

Our Staff and Classrooms

Each of our lead teachers has been selected based on her commitment to early childhood education and outstanding ability to work with young children. Our classrooms consist of 3-5 year old students, in mixed age groups, allowing us the opportunity to develop strong relationships with our students and their families during the 2 years they are in our preschool classrooms.

Early Education Curriculum

Get Set for School helps young learners gain the skills and experiences they need for lifelong learning success. This hands-on curriculum focuses on three core learning areas – readiness and writing, language and literacy, and numbers and math. PCA preschoolers enjoy singing, dancing, coloring, building, and exploring, on a joyous journey to learning.


Our Bible curriculum has been developed specifically for our school and emphasizes Bible memory verses, character development, and Bible stories that support the monthly theme. We gather daily for praise and worship and weekly for chapel.


Our science curriculum has also been uniquely developed for our program and has monthly themes that are taught both inside and outside the classroom.

Music & Movement/Gross Motor Development

Gross motor skills involve movement of the large muscles in arms, legs, and torso. Gross motor activities include walking, running, skipping, jumping, throwing, climbing, and many others. Our students spend time in free play at recess, as well as organized games and activities in Music & Movement. Preschoolers need lots of space to wiggle and grow. We believe that if we let them wiggle in preschool, they will sit more easily in elementary.


Each week our students spend time learning fun words and phrases in Spanish. Our Spanish curriculum uses music, dance, and games to introduce the language through repetition and developmentally appropriate activities.

Early Education Daily Schedule (times may vary by classroom)

6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m.    Extended Care

8:00 a.m.                   School Starts 

8:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m.    Opening Activities

8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m.     Worship

8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.     Snack

9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.      Group 1 PHD/ Group 2 Recess 

9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.    Group 2 PHD/ Group 1 Recess

10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.   Center Exploration

11:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.    Circle/Bible Time

11:30 a.m.                     Half Day Students Leave 

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.    Clean up/Lunch

12:15 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.     Nap

2:00 p.m.- 2:40 p.m.       Clean up/Table Time/Prepare for Home

3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.         Extended Care (snack/recess/activities)

Early Education In Action

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