Early Education

We see your child…

as God sees them

Your child is of infinite value…

unconditionally loved…

Created for a purpose!

We see your child…

as God sees them

Valued, loved, and created for a purpose

Inspiring the love of learning

Pre-School provides the perfect opportunity for students to develop a life-long love of learning. Our program cultivates both academic and developmental skills. Hands-on activities and select curriculum reinforce concepts and allow students to enjoy learning and experience success.

Start your child on the right path early, with faith-based curriculum and enrichment programs, all within the warm and nurturing environment of the LGCS campus.

Our program is licensed through the State of California.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

PRE-SCHOOL

  • 2.9 years old by the first day of school
  • Potty trained required

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

  • 4 years old by the first day of school
  • Full potty trained
  • Display developmental readiness via the admissions screening test

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EARLY ED CLASS SCHEDULES

Pre-School
8:00 AM Circle Time (Calendar, Weather, Bible) & Discovery Play
9:00 AM Playground Time
9:40 AM Snack
10:00 AM Circle Time (Phonics, Math) & Learning Stations
11:15 AM Playground Time
11:50 AM Story Time
Half Day Program Ends —
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Nap
2:15 PM Snack
2:45 PM Enrichment
3:15 PM Playground Time
4:00 PM Discovery Play
5:00 PM End of Day

Pre-Kindergarten
8:00 AM Discovery Play
8:30 AM Circle Time (Calendar, Weather, Letters, Theme, Bible)
9:00 AM Playground Time
9:20 AM Snack
9:40 AM Phonics Circle Time & Learning Stations
10:40 AM Playground Time
11:00 AM Math Circle Time & Learning Stations
Half Day Program Ends —
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Nap
2:00 PM Snack
2:30 PM Enrichment
3:15 PM Playground Time
4:00 PM Discovery Play
5:00 PM End of Day

+ ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

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, our 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).

ART

With skilled and caring instruction, Pre-School 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 once a month for an average of 45 minutes per session.

MUSIC

Pre-School and Pre-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. Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten students perform in the Christmas Concert and a special classroom performance.

TECHNOLOGY

Pre-Kindergarteners are digital natives. Technology time is designed to digitally reinforce the letter, number, shape, color, and theme for the week. Pre-Kindergarten students focus on touch technology and receive iPad instruction in their classroom. Technology instruction is once a week for 30 minutes.

LIBRARY

Los Gatos Christian School aims to instill a love of reading in all of our students. Pre-School and Pre-Kindergarten students visit the Library to participate in story time and learn Library manners.

STEAM PROJECTS

Weekly STEAM activities 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.

+ FAITH & SERVICE

LAYING A FOUNDATION OF FAITH

Pre-School students participate in a variety of daily Bible activities in order to start them off on their faith journey with a solid foundation. Each day they study the Bible with age appropriate curriculum, focusing on Old Testament stories and the life of Jesus. These lessons are reinforced with craft projects, activities, songs, and games. Pre-School students also pray and memorize short Bible verses that they recite together each week. Even the youngest among us can contribute to the community.

+ AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Los Gatos Christian School provides care for all students beyond the traditional school day hours.

REGULAR SCHOOL DAY 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
EARLY DISMISSAL DAY 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM

EARLY SUCCESS THROUGH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMICS

PRE-SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL:

  • Be introduced to letters and sounds A-Z and numbers 1-20
  • Grow in their social, emotional, and spiritual development
  • Develop fine and gross motor skills
  • Recognize colors and shapes
  • Be prepared with foundational learning skills

PRE-KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS WILL:

  • Develop communication skills
  • Strengthen fine and gross motor skills
  • Increase general knowledge regarding self (i.e. name, address, birthday, telephone number)
  • Master letter recognition (upper and lower case) and letter sounds and blends
  • Further social development, emotional and spiritual development
  • Learn to sort and display reasoning skills
  • Develop good work habits to prepare them for an all-day, academic Kindergarten

Experience why our children are HAPPY to learn!