Pleasant Valley Baptist Church Preschool
Our teachers have a combined experience level of 75 years, with a extremely low turnover in staff. They bring their love for children and learning with them each day, and are truly a blessing to the preschool with their hard work for the ministry.
Adult to child ratios are strongly respected at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church a Colorado Springs Preschool and Childcare facility. Each age group is equipped with a qualified lead teacher and age appropriate activities to help the children explore their world each and every day. There are 4 different groups and different learning opportunities. Each class works with the Zoophonics program. Introducing phonics and making them a part of every day living. We also use the Storybook Journey and teach children the love of literacy.
A new book or books are chosen each week with emphasis on enjoyment and reading for fun. Art and academics are intertwined with activities from the books, making them come alive for the children. We also work off a weekly theme, sharing ideas of the glories of nature and animals and people and places in the world around us. Bible stories and discussions are an important part of our day. We also believe playing is a child’s work and ample opportunity is given to just “be a kid”.
COOKIE MONSTERS - Ratio: 1 to 8
The Cookie Monsters are for children 2/12 and potty trained. This is a classroom set up for exploration and a new beginning into the world of learning. Math, science readings are all new discoveries waiting for the child. Nurturing times along with opportunity for fun with other friends are an important part of this classroom.
POOH BEARS - Ratio: 1-10
The Pooh Bears are for children who are mid-3’s and young 4's and may have just missed the pre-kindergarten cut off age. More academics are introduced including math and letter recognition, with many opportunities for play and establishing friendship. New concepts are introduced and learning takes on a more meaning role in the child’s life.
MICKEY MOUSERS - Ratio: 1 to 12
The Teddy Bears are children who are 4 and 5 and plan on entering a Kindergarten session the next school year. This class is a full introduction of reading, math, science and writing with a mixture of social studies and social settings incorporated. A kindergarten assessment is given at the beginning and at midyear to help parents decide what the best class for their child would be next year. Children are given the opportunity to work independently as well as with the group. Expectations tend to run a little higher with the goal of school preparation.Teddy Bears have an extended session in the afternoon for children not needing a long rest time. Additional opportunities for math, science cooking, reading and art are provided. Class sizes are smaller for optimal learning.
NOAH'S ARKERS - Ratio: 2 to 25
Noah’s Arkers are children attending the area schools and who are in need of before and after school day care. Homework help, nutritious snacks and physical activity are offered each day. Small groups and opportunity for pretend and dramatic play are important as well. Children in this age group enjoy field trips through out the year, as well as a balanced summer camp with outings and in house activities.