This is an exciting time for children, parents and teachers.  This is the time when many years of happy and successful school experiences begin.  By teaching the whole child, differentiating for individual needs, and working closely with parents, we provide a safe learning environment where all children can thrive.  Our main goal is to make school a positive experience and to instill a love of learning, to help your child learn and grow in the love of Jesus and to promote academic, spiritual, social and emotional growth in your child.  We use a variety of different methods to engage and teach children such as: Orange Bible Curriculum, Core Knowledge, Singapore Math, Handwriting Without Tears and Frog Street. We strive to develop educated, confident, and caring children through the love of Jesus and are glad your child will embark on that journey with us.

Programs

Mom’s Day Out

Mom’s Day Out is for children starting as early as 6 weeks old to 3 years old.
Children can come one or more days a week.

We have a structured day with many activities to help children learn appropriate interactions with other children in a group setting. We encourage children to make good choices by helping to establish trust, develop confidence and help them cultivate self control. Depending on the child’s developmental level we introduce letters, numbers and number meaning, colors, shapes, mathematical thinking, science inquiry, and cultural concepts in a variety of ways so that learning is fun and experiential.

Preschool

Preschool classes are for children 3 years old.

The Preschool program is designed with the whole child’s development in mind and offers each a variety of sensory experiences including art and music; physical movement to enhance their large and small motor skills; time for thinking, planning, and decision-making, questioning, listening skills, and opportunities for peer group interaction. These classes include a focus on letters, sounds, numbers, quantity, colors, shapes and many other concepts through a biblically integrated play based experience, making learning fun and hands on.

Jr. Kindergarten

Junior Kindergarten classes are for children 4 and 5 years old.

Our Junior Kindergarten Program prepares children spiritually, academically and socially for a smooth transition into Kindergarten. The Junior Kindergarten Classes at PEPC Early Learning Center use the Core Knowledge Curriculum, Saxon Math and Handwriting Without Tears. We integrate the Orange Curriculum to enhance the Core Knowledge Curriculum domain topics.

Our goals for your child while enrolled in Junior Kindergarten are:
That they learn the love of Jesus more, writing the letters A-Z (capital and lowercase), writing the numbers 1-10, knowing the calendar (names of days and months), weather identification, perception and developing observation skills, understanding opposites, sequence comprehension (patterns and relationships), character education (positive values and attitude development), and health (body awareness).

Transitional Kindergarten

This class will serves as an alternative class for children who are 5 years old by December 31.

Transitional Kindergarten is designed for children who have completed Junior Kindergarten, or whose birth dates are after the kindergarten cut-off. This program prepares your child to meet the kindergarten expectations set forth in the Common Core State Standards, but with increased expectations of student performance, additional levels of academic rigor and enrichment opportunities to create higher levels of cognitive reasoning and understanding.

Transitional Kindergarten bridges the gap between Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten or first grade and will give your student the head start they need that will yield huge academic results.

Music and Worship

PEPC Early Learning Center is excited to offer music and worship as part of our core experiences. Music is part of our daily class time and is enhanced with a weekly experience from our music specialist.

As part of the music and worship program, our ELC children enjoy singing, dancing, playing instruments and moving to all different types of music. Professional music specialist, Ms. Stephanie, visits each classroom with her guitar and musical instruments. The music curriculum complements all that is being taught in the classroom from our domain topics to Bible curriculum, including fun musical games, instrument exploration, listening, and movement experiences.

Our Chapel program is a large group worship time including praise and prayer, and introduces our Bible Curriculum themes. The music program also includes the Annual Christmas Program, Intergenerational Choir, and Graduation Ceremonies as well as classroom celebrations.

We recently constructed a music in the outdoor classroom for children’s outdoor exploration and expression.

Orange Curriculum

At PEPC Early Learning Center, we take pride in our Christian-based educational values. We use the Orange Bible Curriculum in all our classrooms. Orange’s message is simple: The Church + Home = Greater Impact. We combine the light of the church (yellow) with the heart of the home (red) to create orange.

Orange provides a monthly theme, memory verse and “bottom line” with fun and interactive songs and motions to help children memorize these important messages in the classroom. Each week our children are learning a different Bible story and enjoy different crafts and activities to go along with each story.

Twice a month our entire preschool participates in Chapel, our large group worship. We all get together to praise God through song, prayer and stories. It is a BLAST!

YOU can get involved too! Download the Orange parent app, Parent Cue, from your Apple or Android app store. The app gives you wonderful ways to engage with your child through what they are learning in the classroom.

Follow PEPC ELC on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for links to current media we are teaching in our classroom.

September 2019

This month we are learning all about creation. God created the whole earth in 7 days. Everything in this earth has been made by God and it is good.

Our memory verse is Genesis 1:31.

“God saw everything he had made. And it was very good.”

Click here to download our memory verse card.

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Break Camps

Fall Break

Our Fall Break Camp will be held the week of October 14 to 18, 2019.

We have the regular day starting at 9 am and ending at 1 pm.

You may also add on our Extended program from 1 pm to 3:30 pm.

For our regular day it is $40 per day. When you add on Extended program it is an additional $20 per day.

Winter Break

We are working out the details for our upcoming Winter Break Camp! Please click the link below to fill out our survey so we know how to serve you this coming winter.

Winter Break Camp Survey

Spring Break

Our Spring Break Camp will be held the week of March 16, 2020! Please check back with more info including dates, hours and our theme for the week!

Summer

Our PEPC ELC Summer Camp was a huge success this year. Our children enjoyed field trips to the splash pad, Dinosaur Ridge, Littleton Museum, the movies, the Denver Art Museum, and Field day.

Our next Summer Camp will begin on June 1st, 2020. Check back for more information.

ELC Events

9/16 – 9/20: Picture Days

Please sign up at your child’s classroom. Sign-up sheets are in the purple folders posted outside the classrooms.

9/23 – 9/27: PEPC ELC Book Fair

Join us in the lobby for our fall book fair! Lots of fun books and activities for fall 🙂

9/26 – 9/27: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Preschool, Jr. Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten. No school that day for these age groups. Look for sign-up sheets posted outside the classroom

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