Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Friday, November 17, 2017
Mission Statement: To give of ourselves so others may know Jesus Christ.
 
 
 
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“Seeking to glorify God through Christ centered teaching, academic excellence, and Christian service all in a distinctly loving and nurturing environment.”

 

It is our goal to provide many concrete experiences that will help your child develop the foundational skills that lead to success in the later years. We do this while focusing on Christian values and biblical principles that will transform children into learners, leaders, and lovers of Christ.


It is important to us that your child has a quality learning experience while developing a positive relationship with God, friends and their teachers so they will have a love for school in the years to come.

As such, we strive to meet and exceed the following Program Objectives:


Spiritual Objectives

 
1)To lay the foundation for Christ-centered living.
2)To encourage the development of virtuous character in children.
 

We meet this objective by providing loving and nurturing teachers who model biblical principles, attitudes and virtues. They bring a joy for learning about Jesus to their classrooms by teaching stories from the Bible, singing worship songs and praying with their students.

 
 
 
 Social/Emotional Development
Sense of Self
1) Shows ability to adjust to new situations
2) Demonstrates appropriate trust in adults
3) Recognizes own feelings and manages them      appropriately
4) Stands up for rights
 Responsibility for Self and Others
5) Demonstrates self-direction and independence
6) Takes responsibility for own well-being
7) Respects and cares for classroom environment      and materials
8) Follows classroom routines
9) Follows classroom rules
 Prosocial Behavior
10) Plays well with other children
11) Recognizes the feelings of others and responds      appropriately
12) Shares and respects the rights of others
13) Uses thinkings skills to resolve conflicts
 
 
 Physical Development
Gross Motor
14) Demonstrates basic locomotor skills
15) Shows balance while moving
16) Climbs up and down
17) Pedals and steers a tricycle or other wheeled vehicle
18) Demonstrates throwing, kicking and catching skills
Fine Motor
19) Controls small muscles in hands
20) Coordinates eye-hand movement
21) Uses tools for writing and drawing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Cognitive Development
Learning and Problem Solving
22) Observes objects and events with curiosity
23) Approaches problems flexibly
24) Shows persistence in approaching tasks
25) Explores cause and effect
26) Applies knowledge or experience to a new      context
Logical Thinking
27) Classifies objects
28) Compares/measures
29) Arranges objects in a series
30) Recognizes patterns and can repeat them
31) Shows awareness of time concepts and                 sequence
32) Shows awareness of position in space
33) Uses one-to-one correspondence
34) Uses numbers and counting
Representation and Symbolic Thinking
35) Takes on pretend roles and situations
36) Makes believe with objects
37) Makes and interprets representations
 
 
  Language Development
Listening and Speaking
38) Hears and discriminates the sounds of language
39) Expresses self using words and expanded sentences
40) Understands and follows oral directions
41) Answers questions
42) Asks questions
43) Actively participates in conversations
Reading and Writing
44) Enjoys and values reading
45) Demonstrates understanding of print concepts
46) Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet
47) Uses emerging reading skills to make meaning from print
48) Comprehends and interprets meaning from books and other texts
49) Understands the purpose of writing
50) Writes letters and words