Even our youngest students enjoy a well-rounded educational experience at Los Gatos Christian School. In addition to interacting with classroom teachers and daily activities, Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten students also participate in Art, Music, Technology, and Library classes which are taught by specially trained teachers. Students also take part in specialized experiments and activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) in our new Preschool STEAM Lab.
With skilled and caring instruction, preschool students are introduced to the elements and principles of design through different media. Students learn basic skills in drawing and painting, and contribute to individual and group projects. Students receive specialized art instruction twice a month for an average of 45 minutes per session.
Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten students love attending music class each week for 30 minutes. Students focus on learning notation and rhythm through games, colors, numbers and improvisation. The students practice and understand steady beat, high and low, soft and loud, quarter note and quarter rest. Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten students perform in the Christmas Concert and special classroom productions, as well as the Spring Musical.
Preschool and Jr. Kindergartener's are digital natives. Technology time is designed to digitally reinforce the letter, number, shape, color and theme for the week. Preschool students focus on touch technology and receive iPad instruction in their classroom. Jr. Kindergarten students visit the Technology Center and are introduced to the desktop computer, mouse, and keyboard. Technology instruction is once a week for 30 minutes.
Los Gatos Christian School aims to instill a love of reading in all of our students. Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten students visit the Library once a week for 30 minutes to participate in story time and learn Library manners.
Activities in the STEAM Lab encourage students to explore the wonderful world of science and engineering, with hands-on activities specially designed to excite their curious minds to create, invent, predict, collaborate and problem solve.