Preschool

In early childhood, there exists an unparalleled opportunity to positively influence the development of our children.  Pre-Kindergarten years provide the initial step into formal schooling beyond the home. At Veritas, academic and developmental needs are integrated into all preschool activities. Seeds planted during these years take root and produce Christian character and qualities conducive to successful learning: organizational skills and accountability for classroom behavior, responsibility, diligence, politeness and good manners. Our teachers will guide your child through a curriculum that focuses on linguistic development, gross and fine motor skills as well as social and interpersonal relationships. Each classroom provides a warm, friendly and nurturing environment that allows students to develop socially, spiritually and cognitively.

PreK 3 Curriculum

Our PK3 visual arts curriculum is a process based approach to art making which gives every child an opportunity for experiential learning through age appropriate activities. Basics of art elements are combined with pre-math and science inquiry to offer students the opportunity to learn about line, shape, color, symmetry, patterns and contrast.  Creative problem solving and cause and effect are naturally infused into the art making experiences to further the child's ability to use deeper thinking and analytic skills.  In addition, students are exposed to many genres of art, poetry and literature, as well as classical music to broaden their appreciation for the arts.

There are a total of 38 planned weekly themes in the Joyful Heart Bible and Rhyme Curriculum, designed to be used during a typical school calendar year (August through May). Each weekly theme, listed below, is based on a Bible story. A nursery rhyme was chosen to correspond with each Biblical text. The curriculum will foster the following:

  • To develop a growing respect and love for God and His Word.
  • To build connections between Bible teachings and other academic areas of learning.
  • To expound upon their sense of awe and wonder about how their world works.
  • To hear, recognize, reproduce, and manipulate sounds of language in a playful manner.
  • To introduce the names and sounds of letters in a meaningful way.
  • To develop basic math concepts using manipulatives - a 'hands on' process.
  • To instill an overall love for learning through enjoyable,developmentally appropriate experiences.
The French language is introduced at the PreK level in circle time through songs, dance, games, chants, and Scripture memory.  

Learning Centers throughout the classroom utilize both imaginative play and one-on-one/small-group learning to further integrate and instill concepts learned at the group level. Learning Centers include a Writing Center, Literacy Center(students are encouraged to "read" lots of books), Art Center(lots of painting and projects!), Table activities(small group reinforcement of math or phonics concepts such as sorting, sequencing, lacing beads), Carpet Center(free play with cars, trains, or magna tiles), Block Center(area for imaginative building with large wooden blocks), and Kitchen/Dress-up Center.

Concepts such as colors, shapes, counting, simple graphing, sorting, and sequencing are introduced through fun activities and manipulatives.
During music class students are introduced to the wonderful world of musical theater through rhythmic activities and creative movement . As part of the curriculum students learn about classical composers, ballets and musicals such as Beethoven, Mozart, Coppelia and the Sound of Music. Students also practice for a musical that will be presented at the end of the semester.

In PreK-3, children spend each week learning a new letter of the alphabet, working on visual recognition of each upper and lower case letter, as well as learning each sound through a song that ties into the Bible lesson. Through a number of crafts and activities, each child's familiarity with the letters and sounds is increased to promote reading readiness.  Children will be introduced to the written formation of each letter, and will learn to write their own name.  Phonemic awareness is emphasized through exposure to simple poetry and discussion of nursery rhymes.  A love of literature is fostered through reading age-appropriate literature in circle time, and practicing re-telling of stories through dramatic play.


Basic Science concepts are integrated into the curriculum, such as weather/nature, animals and their habitats, plants and how they grow, simple water experiments, as well as learning about magnetic properties. We have fun exploring God's creation!

PreK 4 Curriculum

Our PK4 visual arts curriculum is a process based approach to art making which gives every child an opportunity for experiential learning through age appropriate activities. Basics of art elements are combined with pre-math and science inquiry to offer students the opportunity to learn about line, shape, color, symmetry, patterns and contrast.  Creative problem solving and cause and effect are naturally infused into the art making experiences to further the child's ability to use deeper thinking and analytic skills.  In addition, students are exposed to many genres of art, poetry and literature, as well as classical music to broaden their appreciation for the arts.
Bible in PreK-4 focuses on familiar Bible lessons presented from both the Old Testament and New Testament, emphasizing God’s love. Key features include:  daily real-life application, engaging student activities, purposeful instruction of Bible truths, weekly review and assessment and cross-curricular connections.
Basic vocabulary is taught through learning the French alphabet, numbers, prayer and familiar songs.  Language emphasis is placed on familiarity to the children and pronunciation of the words.

Through learning and play centers our students gain social and problem solving skills as they communicate with classmates, share ideas and express emotions.  Other centers are geared toward specific lessons intended to reinforce learning during the week.  Centers allow children to explore the lesson on his or her own. 


Our math curriculum utilizes a balanced approach.  This approach models new math concepts at the concrete level using manipulative, promotes interactive learning with questions and hands-on group activities, and develops problem-solving skills through the use of manipulatives and methods that foster discussion and reflection.  
During music class students are introduced to the wonderful world of musical theater through rhythmic activities and creative movement . As part of the curriculum students learn about classical composers, ballets and musicals such as Beethoven, Mozart, Coppelia and the Sound of Music. Students also practice for a musical that will be presented at the end of the semester.
For phonics we use Handwriting Without Tears. This Readiness and Writing Program uses music, movement, and multisensory manipulatives to teach all the core readiness skills, including crayon grip, letter and number recognition, number and capital letter formation and body awareness. The Language and Literacy program uses dramatic play, singing, finger plays, manipulatives, and movement to teach children to rhyme, clap syllables, make and break compound words , and identify sounds. Children are exposed to rich literature to foster a love of reading, build vocabulary and learn how books work. They learn to use new words and develop oral language skills by listening, retelling, and narrating stories. 
Basic concepts of physics are taught through the use of children's literature.  This is a fun way to explore topics such as force and motion, mass and weight, balance and center of mass.  Such concepts are taught by using children's books and hands-on activities.  This develops process skills such as observation, communication, predicting outcomes, drawing conclusions and communicating results.