At the Trinity Christian Academy, the curriculum is the basis for providing an effective, developmentally appropriate preschool program which embraces teaching in all areas vital to a child’s growth. Our program utilizes the High Scope Preschool Curriculum which conforms to the benchmarks established by the Michigan State Board of Education Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Infant and Toddler/ Prekindergarten. Biblical principles are incorporated in the framework of the lessons taught to the children through the implementation of Little Blessings and the ABC Jesus Loves Me Curriculum.
The Academy program focus is on preparing preschool students for kindergarten. The curriculum supports the belief that preschool children learn best through hands-on experiences and that what some people might consider as “play activities” are essential for building the foundational skills necessary for reading, writing and mathematics as well as Christian character building. This accounts for the active, sometimes loud, participatory learning environment present in the classrooms each day.
The Academy also provides enrichment activities such as educational field trips, music, art and seasonal activities (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc.) which are also vital to our children’s school success.
The summer school program at the Academy offers enrichment and fun for our students. The children participate in a variety of age appropriate activities including indoor and outdoor play, water games, creative art experiences, science experiments, cooking projects and much more. Besides academic skills the activities planned for the students focus on developing or enhancing their communication, motor and social skills as well as promoting independence. Bible stories and other Christian centered activities are also integrated into the Academy’s summer curriculum.