Little Disciples Preschool’s Weekly House of Operation
In 2014 we increased our hours of service to 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday. We continue to provide a morning class atmosphere, with your child in their classroom from 9 am-12 noon (8:45 am-12:30 pm VPK classes) daily. Early Care allows for an early start to your day and when morning classes end your child may continue their day in Extended Care which is open until 5:30 pm.
Little Disciples Preschool’s Philosophy
The word “Disciple” is used frequently in the New Testament. It means learner or follower, one who is accompanied by a teacher. We believe that all children are unique little people, Little Disciples, who should be allowed to develop at their own rate morally, physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually. With these goals in mind, we strive to develop healthy, happy children who will contribute to society as they grow.
It is the goal of the staff of Little Disciples Preschool to provide your child with a positive learning experience designed to make their first adventures in a school setting memorable and enjoyable ones. To achieve this end, we will challenge your child’s natural creativity and intellect. With this in mind, we will love and help your child to develop to their fullest potential.
Our curriculum is based on the Ages and Stages Questionnaire System (ASQ), the Florida School Readiness Standards as well as the High Scope, Kindness and Creative Curriculum. This compilation of curriculums means our focus is the total child. The environment provides a place for learning through interesting, stimulating, and challenging materials and activities. We will introduce each child to the joy of learning by helping them develop their self-esteem through a variety of positive daily experiences. Children will be exposed to phonetics, numbers and their concepts, colors, geometric shapes and exercises in social skills. We will also offer special units on the topics in which the children express interest. We strive to balance the formal learning experiences with outdoor play and free time to enable the children to develop their motor and social skills in an informal setting. Our ultimate goal is that each child feel happy, confident, and proud of all they achieve.