Kindergarten is a season of tremendous growth. At this time, you’ll witness your child discover more about themselves as they engage in learning and play. You’ll see them express their thoughts, ideas, and emotions. They’ll form friendships and become increasingly independent in their daily activities. You want to find a school that will nurture your child continuously as their unique strengths and gifts develop.
At East Hill Christian School, we prioritize the things that matter to parents like you as you continue your school search. Our program is intentionally designed to provide a strong partnership with parents to nurture and educate the whole child — focusing on their academic, spiritual, and physical growth and preparing them to be Christ’s disciples in the real world. Below, you’ll discover what we offer in our kindergarten program, including:
Learning Environment & Safety Features
A place to explore and grow
What do you envision as your child embarks on their new journey toward kindergarten? Perhaps, you want them…
Not just to learn, but to love learning.
To form healthy friendships and be in a community where they feel valued.
To explore, learn, and grow in an environment that cultivates their love for God.
East Hill Christian School’s learning environment is purposefully built to give children the time and space to develop, whether it’s their first school experience or they’re transitioning from preschool. Your child will be nurtured through:
Our approach to teaching independence grows gradually by helping kindergartners at the beginning of the school year, so they are prepared for success by the time they are heading into first grade. We also provide a personalized experience, such as a recap of lessons or extended time for learning, depending on your child’s development.
Optimal class sizes
Each child receives attention and support from our teachers through small class sizes. The right blend of one-on-one attention and small groups allows children to grow in a dynamic learning environment.
We use various teaching styles to keep our kindergartners engaged. From working on a science project, creating crafts, discussing in small groups, or working on traditional workbooks, our students gain an in-depth understanding and application of core subjects.
Students enjoy a variety of dynamic spaces, such as the playground, Art Room, and Library. They can expand their learning, develop motor skills, or socialize with friends in these fun spaces.
More than modeling positive values, teachers set a strong spiritual foundation for students to learn about God’s love. Our biblical approach integrates God’s Truth into every part of our learning environment.
Prioritizing physical and emotional safety
We value the physical safety of our students, which is why we put security measures in place, such as locked doors, faculty and staff background checks, and age-appropriate play spaces. A Resource Officer is also available to monitor safety during school hours.
Emotional safety is also emphasized within our learning environment. Teachers model biblical values such as kindness, respect, and love for others — reminding students to reflect these traits as they interact with others.
Purposeful learning that sets a strong foundation
As a parent, you know that kindergarten serves as a stepping stone for your child’s development. Finding a school that offers a solid academic foundation will help your child thrive throughout their school years.
The curriculum at EHCS takes a dynamic learning approach, with core subjects including Bible (DeepRoots), Phonics (Bob Jones University Press), English Language Arts (ELA), Math (Purposeful Design), Social Studies, Handwriting, and Motor Skills.
Students engage in specials such as P.E., Art, Music, Library, and Chapel, cultivating other unique interests and deepening their love for God.
Intentional use of technology
The intentional use of technology in the classroom allows for enhanced learning experiences. Kindergartners engage in various multimedia, such as watching videos, picture slides, or using Kindle tablets to read e-books or play educational games. Students also use desktop computers to practice reading and master literacy skills.
Our favorite part about kindergarten at EHCS is the happy and loving environment that shines when you walk in the door. They do an amazing job of letting kids be kids while gently guiding them to make good choices and follow rules that allow for quality Christian education. They take away the intimidation of a ‘big kid school.
– The Thorn Family
A day in the life of an EHCS kindergartner
What does a typical day look like for a kindergarten student at EHCS? Below, you’ll find our daily schedule that provides the perfect balance of learning, play, and rest.
|7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
|Morning work and fun boxes
|8:00 – 8:20 a.m.
|8:20 – 8:45 a.m.
|Snack and bathroom time
|8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
|10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
|11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
|12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
|Kindles and one-on-one reading time
|12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
|1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
|Handwriting and Motor skills
|1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
|2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
|2:30 – 2:40 p.m.
|Go with love
Meet a Teacher
Name: Ericka Treto
Degree: Elementary Education
What is the most surprising thing you’ve learned while teaching?
“The most surprising thing I have learned while teaching kindergarten is how resilient students are and how God can work through even the smallest hearts. The most surprising thing that happened while teaching was being locked out in the playground as it began to rain, and the kindergarten stood outside and played in the puddles. It worked out great because we were learning about the water cycle that week.”
Name: Kiersten Kutz
Degree: Bible & Education
Teaching Experience: 4.5 years
How has teaching impacted your life?