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.

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 way—prayer, love, thoughtfulness, courage, witness, and contentment. Character traits emphasized in application stories correlated with Bible content.

Abeka, Publisher

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 Bloser, Publisher

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 labels, story endings and poem titles.

Audiory Discrimination

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

Math

Developmental Pre-Kindergarten (K3): Introduce numbers and numerals 0-15, counting, recognition of shapes, pattern sequencing, matching and listening skills. Abeka, Publisher

Pre-Kindergarten (K4): Numbers and numerals 0-12, shape recognition, pattern sequencing, calendar, clock, coin and measurement vocabulary. My Teaching Station, Publisher

Science

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

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.

Social Studies

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

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.

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 Jones, Publisher

Handwriting

  • Recognize shapes
  • Recognizing and writing letters and numerals
  • Learning to and using a model as a reference.

Zaner Bloser, Publisher

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

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 author.

Strengthening of the skills in Beginnings A:

  • Alphabet recognition uppercase letters
  • Beginning to read one-vowel words.

Strengthening of the skills in Beginnings A and B:

  • Beginning to read two-vowel words.

Sadlier, Publisher

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 listening comprehension:

  • Predicting outcomes
  • Answering questions after silent reading
  • Comparing
  • Sequencing events
  • Following directions
  • Perceiving concepts: up/down, high/low, in/out

Strengthens skills of Beginnings A and B:

  • Drawing conclusions
  • Developing vocabulary
  • Perceiving relationships: outside/inside
  • Distinguishing reality from fantasy

Bob Jones, Publisher

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, Publisher

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, Vertical Form, Take-Away, Comparison
  • Multiplication Readiness: doubling
  • Division Readiness: Sharing, Measuring
  • Algebra Readiness: Equations
  • Fractions: Halves of Objects, Halves of Sets, Equal Parts
  • Geometry: Shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle), Solid Figures (sphere, rectangular solid, cylinder, cone), Spatial Relationships (top, middle, bottom; left, right; over, under; inside, outside; on, off; front, back; patterns)
  • Estimation: Numbers, Length, Non-Standard Units
  • Measurement: Size, Length, Non-Standard Units: Inch, Weight: Pound, Capacity: Cup/Quart/Gallon/Liter, Time: To the Hour, Calendar: Days/Weeks/Months/Year, Money: Penny/Nickel/Dime
  • Problem Solving: Following Directions, Counting to Answer Everyday Questions, Classifying Logic, Pictograph, Bar Graph, Estimation, Computation Readiness, Numerical Recognition

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, Publisher