Kids Discover the Joy of Learning at TCA

Preschool at Timothy Christian Academy is all about giving children an enjoyable, smooth transition into their educational journey, teaching them fundamental academics alongside healthy social and spiritual behavior.

In order to provide the most academically enriching experience for each child, our preschool program is separated into two levels, geared toward:
1. Preschool — Children who will not be entering kindergarten the following year
2. Pre-K — Children who will be entering kindergarten the following year (Pre-K emphasis)

Curriculum
Our preschool classrooms use the The Creative Curriculum, a well-rounded program that promotes social, physical and cognitive development. TCA includes spiritual development as well, woven within each area of development. We hope that each child develops a true love for learning and, most importantly, a deeper understanding and love of Christ.

A preschool student at TCA will be engaged in development in the following areas:

Social Emotional
Physical
Language
Cognitive
Literacy
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Social Studies
The Arts

Each of these areas of development are emphasized within our classroom activities, circle time, centers, intentional playtime and outdoor activities.

Preschool classrooms also enjoy quarterly field trips and special events.

Learning Environment
Each of our classrooms’ centers, circle time and special activities follow the current academic theme while encouraging different types of learning and development.

Centers
Exploration Centers (hands-on activities)
Math-based learning
Reading and writing readiness
Arts and crafts
Building centers (blocks, Legos, etc.)
Imagination Stations (dress-up, kitchen, house, etc.)
Classroom library

Circle Time
At the beginning of the day, each classroom comes together to talk about the daily topic, including the calendar, weather, Spanish terminology, and review of the month’s academic emphases. We take time to sing or make music, along with creating opportunities for early public speaking, through sharing and the “question of the day.”

Music Integration
Whether it’s active songs in the classroom or during chapel time or Spanish, music is a daily part of TCA’s preschool experience. The songs we sing, hear and play allow our students to remember sound repetitions and develop a sense of rhythm. It can also help them stay active and alert.

Bible-based Learning
In addition to a daily Bible lesson, we integrate a spiritual component into the day’s curriculum and activities. This helps demonstrate to children that Christian values can be applied in everything we learn, including social interactions and play.

Academic Enrichments
In addition to The Creative Curriculum, our preschool classrooms provide library time, music class, Spanish class, physical education (PE), and a chapel time.
Parent Communication
We strive to be easily approachable and accessible for parents. It’s a priority at TCA to stay in good communication in order to truly establish a partnership for your child’s early education experience.

In alignment with The Creative Curriculum, our teachers use an online program to input and track student progress based on authentic assessments done during the academic school day. Those assessment benchmarks are used to create “Student Progress Overviews” that are shared with the parents 2-3 times during the school year.

In the fall, our teachers host parent-teacher conferences to discuss each students progress from the beginning of the school year. Each class has its own easily accessible website where parents can view current class activities, learning themes, upcoming events, and pictures taken during class activities.

Your preschool student will be building a portfolio throughout the year, including work samples and art projects that will allow you to see the progression of their work over the course of the school year.

Address

Timothy Christian Academy
1341 Woodlane Rd.
Eastampton, NJ 08060

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