Light of Christ offers a Kindergarten program with a curriculum that is developmentally and academically appropriate for Kindergarten children. We offer a small class size which allows each child to receive more individualized attention. Click here for half-day and extended day program options. 

At our school, it is understood and believed that each child is a unique individual created by God who matures at his/her own rate of development. It is further recognized that children learn primarily through play, utilizing varied and appropriate "hands-on" experiences. This daily exposure to educational concepts allows learning to happen when the child is ready. So in planning for theC42CFEEC 7133 45E2 B98D 0EE034F9DCD1 day, the whole child is in focus as s/he is challenged to progress in all areas of growth (spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical).

As a result, teachable moments occur continually throughout the day. All curricular areas (art, language, math, motor skills, music, religion, science and social studies) are incorporated into the days’ activities, while exploring a particular theme or unit of study. The curriculum keeps the children’s interests and needs in mind and ensures their academic proficiency in line with State Standards and Irvine Unified School district Guidelines for Kindergarten.

82EC3EFA 86E8 46BF B2F8 472A2ECD2EC3The classroom environment is set up in such a way that learning is fun! It is inviting to the child and stimulates investigation, discovery, and interaction with the materials, other children, and adults. It nourishes the development of problem- solving skills, social skills, and being able to think independently. The child's self-esteem and drive for learning are continually encouraged and praised in order that his/her greatest potential may be reached.

The daily program offers a routine that is flexible with a balance of child-initiated and teacher-guided activities. Various teaching methods are also used throughout the units to further accommodate each child's learning style. In this way, children feel comfortable, successful, and have an enthusiastic desire to learn!


Daily Class Schedule


AM

8:00 Before School childcare - Free Play (in TK or K Room)
9:00 Opening (sharing, prayer board, attendance, pledges, calendar)                                                                                                                                               
9:10 Jesus Time (Bible lesson, Bible words, Jesus song, prayer)
9:30 Basket Job (individual tasks to extend the theme-related topic)
9:40 Circle Time (theme-related, curricular large group activity)  
9:50 Art/Physical Education (creative expression and gross motor development)
10:10 Play Time (free play in TK room, hands-on activities, social interaction)
10:30 Rainbow Work (language and math skill development)
10:40 Snack/Books (bring snack from home)
11:00 Table Time (handwriting practice for fine motor development) 
11:10 Outside Time (free play on playground with TK)
11:35 Music (explore components of music)
11:45 Story Time (enjoy theme-related books and experience pre-reading concepts)
12:00 Closing Prayer/Dismissal


  PM Extended Day
12:00 Lunchbox (in TK Room)
12:30 Outside Play         
1:30 Read/Rest Time 
2:00 Play Time      
2:30 Enrichment Activity
3:00 Dismissal (from TK Room)/Snack (at Preschool)
3:30 Outside Play
4:30 Inside Activity
5:00 Pick-Up (at playground)