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 Riverdale Baptist School consists of Developmental Pre-Kindergarten (DPK) for children who are 3 years old before September 1, and Pre-Kindergarten (PK) for children who are 4 years old 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 aftercare and bus transportation 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

AUDITORY

DISCRIMINATION

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

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.

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

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

SOCIAL

STUDIES

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

LISTENING AND

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.

SCIENCE

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

PARENTS PLEASE FILL OUT THE

CHILD HEALTH INVENTORY FORM