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But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14

The Pre-School Program at RBS consists of Developmental Pre-Kindergarten (DPK) for children who are 3 years old on or before September 1, and Pre-Kindergarten (PK) for children who are 4 years old on or before September 1. Readiness testing is required for all pre-school applicants.

  • The RBS program is structured in a way that emphasizes readiness and a hands-on approach to academic subjects.
  • Christian values are taught daily.
  • Caring Christian teachers provide a friendly environment in which students may learn and grow.
  • Classrooms are self-contained with a ratio of one teacher for approximately 10 students.
  • Parents are asked to work with and fully support the teacher towards their child’s social, emotional, and academic needs.
  • Field trips, guests in the classroom, and many hands-on experiences extend the curriculum.
  • Supervised play takes place in a safe, fenced playground with a designated area for pre-school students.
  • Before- and After-care services are available to RBS students for an additional fee.

Subjects:

Auditory Discrimination


Sound by direction, pitch, volume, tempo, and rhyming words; initial /a/-/z/ (short vowels only), medial /i/ and /o/, and final /ks/.


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Bible


Topical study in four levels on thinking God’s way—about God’s world, about myself, about God’s Word Growing God’s way—in obedience, kindness, thankfulness, giving, work, and trust Knowing God’s way—Jesus is God, Jesus is our living Lord Living God’s w …


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Handwriting


Prewriting skills Left-to-right, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and curved-line tracking Correct pencil hold and paper placement Finger tracing and pencil tracking uppercase and lowercase A-Z and numerals (Developmental K3: 0-15, K4: 0-20) Zaner Blose …


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Literature


Traditional literature, realistic and fanciful prose and poetry; vocabulary development and enrichment; auditory memory; literal, interpretive, critical and appreciative picture interpretation and listening; dictation of experience charts, artwork labe …


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Math


Numbers and numerals 0-12, shape recognition, pattern sequencing, calendar, clock, coin, and measurement vocabulary. My Teaching Station, Publisher


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Science


Seasonal earth, plant, and animal changes; family activities related to the seasons and the farm.


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Social Studies


School orientation, concepts of God’s plan for the child and his family; holidays, community helpers, and patriotism.


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Visual Discrimination


Recognize details in visual images of objects or symbols including shapes and colors, as well as size and orientation. Identify upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and sight words.


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The Kindergarten Program at RBS is well structured and emphasizes readiness and a hands-on approach to academic subjects. The curriculum is presented from a Christian perspective.

In addition:

  • Your child will learn to assume personal responsibility in an environment of loving discipline.
  • You and your child can develop an individual and personal relationship with your child’s teacher.
  • Your child will be challenged to develop a high moral value system through the character-building curriculum.
  • Classrooms are self-contained with a ratio of one teacher to approximately 20 students.
  • Your child will be in a traditional classroom for strong, well-rounded academic instruction in subjects such as Bible, letters and sounds, beginning reading, numbers, penmanship, heritage studies and science. The 5-year-old students will also have extracurricular classes taught by professional specialists.
  • Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st to qualify for enrollment. Testing is required for admittance.

Subjects:

Bible


Chronological and topical study of the Old and New Testaments. Units include: Lessons on the Bible—creation The lives of Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses through Jonah The life of Christ, with special units on prayer, missions (Paul), and Thanksgiving. Bob …


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Comprehension


Reading pictures: Listening comprehension: literal, interpretive, critical and appreciative Perceiving concepts: beginning/end, first/second/last, hard/soft, fast/slow, left/right, small/medium/large, over/under Sequencing Continues picture reading and …


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Handwriting


Recognize shapes Recognizing and writing letters and numerals Learning to and using a model as a reference. Zaner Bloser, Publisher


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Math


Recognition 0-100 Writing 0-50 Ordinals: First-Tenth First, Next, Last Counting to 100 by 1s, 5s, and 10s Counting On: counting 1 more, 2 more, 1 less, etc. Addition Readiness: 0-10, Equation, Vertical Form Subtraction Readiness: 0-10, Equation, Vertic …


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Reading


Print awareness: Left to right progression Visual discrimination Alphabet recognition lowercase letters Visual memory Reasoning Classifying Serializing Sequencing Size and space relationships Rhyming and awareness of the author. Strengthening of the sk …


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Science


Appreciating God’s creation Developing a curious attitude toward things we observe: weather, rocks, oceans, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals (tame & wild, camouflage, etc.) Our senses, light, and shadows Things that float/sink. Bob Jones, Publishe …


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Social Studies


Awareness of human diversity Perceiving time relationships, past and present Awareness of the purpose of books Transportation (i.e., airplanes and ferry boats). Bob Jones, Publisher


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