We pride ourselves in a structured program that caters to the needs of the children we serve. We believe that your child's preschool years are the foundation for success in social, emotional, and academic standards. Therefore we base our curriculum off of Arizona's State Standards for Preschool as well as the HighScope Curriculum to maintain a balanced approach.
Our dedicated staff meets together for the purpose of curriculum planning/scaffolding; the mapping out of your child's education from one year to the next! Each year, Ms Clark (3-year old Preschool), Ms Kahrs (4-year old Pre-Kindergarten) and Mrs. Stam (Kindergarten) confer to have the best educational strategy and instruction methods in place to meet the individual needs of your child from year to year. We firmly believe in teacher and parent cooperation to help your child succeed in his/her education! The following is a detailed list of the curriculum we offer our students:
The Word of God
Redeemer uses the Christ Light series which works through a variety of Bible lessons from the Old and New Testaments. We teach the children 48 Bible stories, and discuss how they apply to our lives today.
Redeemer uses the Saxon Math series and goes through basic numbers, patterning, color, and shape skills.
Redeemer's Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms uses the Zaner-Bloser curriculum to teach children how to correctly grip a crayon as well as to write upper-case letters.
Pre-Reading / Reading
Redeemer's Preschool classroom uses a variety of direct instruction as well as hands-on learning approaches to instruct letter recognition as well as letter sounds. We use children's literature as the foundation for our pre-reading lessons!
In addition to hands-on learning of letter recognition and sounds, Redeemer's Pre-Kindergarten classrooms use the Happily Ever After and SuperKids curriculums that use a multi-modal approach to engage all learners with explicit instruction and support of oral language, vocabulary, listening skills, and direction following. These two programs work seamlessly to transition your child from Preschool to Kindergarten, and beyond!
Redeemer has thematic units on science and social studies to allow children to explore the world around them through hands-on learning.
Redeemer uses a variety of activities and games to build fine and gross motor control.
Redeemer has set time periods of child choice activities that allow children to socialize with his/her peers.