This is an exciting time for children, parents and teachers. It is 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.
Moms 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 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.
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).
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.
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.
“Can you say thank you?” How many times will a child be asked that question in their preschool years? We ask them again and again because we want to help them learn to be thankful. This month is all about saying thank you. In fact, we are going to be bubbling over with thankfulness with our Bubble Factory theme.
Our memory verse this month is Psalm 111:1, ESV
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.”
Our Winter Break Camp will be held on 12/30/19, 1/2/20 and 1/3/20 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.
The cost is $60 per day/ per child. The theme will be Winter Wonderland.
We are so excited to cover these topics with your children:
All about Snow and Ice – How is snow formed and why is it so cold?
Arctic Animals – What animals live in the chilly weather?
Hibernating Animals – What animals sleep through the winter and why?
Our Spring Break Camp will be 3/16/20-3/20/20 from 9:00 am- 3:30 pm. The cost is $60 per day/ per child.
Our theme for the week is, Growing with Spring.
We are excited to be learning about plants, bugs, the weather, space, and life cycles!
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.
Thank you for everyone who was able to join us for our camp.
Our children enjoyed baking and decorating cookies with Ms. Kaitlyn, a picnic outside with Ms. Shelby, making hand print fall trees with Ms. Dona and mess free pumpkin painting with Mrs. Davis.
11/13: Butter Braid Fundraiser Due
We will be starting our annual Butter Braids Fundraiser soon! Pick up your form at your child’s classroom. This is the perfect opportunity to get a jump start on serving something yummy to your family around the holidays. Butter Braid orders are due Friday November 13. Butter Braids will be delivered Wednesday November 18 and Thursday November 19 and will be available to take home at pick-up time.
11/21 &11/22: Thanksgiving Potluck
All PEPC ELC children and their families are invited to join us for our Annual Thanksgiving Potluck on Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 at noon. Please be on the lookout for sign-up sheets outside your child’s classroom. We appreciate you all and want to show our thanks by hosting you for an afternoon of fun, prayer, love and good food!
11/25 – 11/29: Thanksgiving Break
PEPC ELC will be closed for Thanksgiving Break Nov 25 – 29. There will be no break camp. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
12/8: PEPC Inter-generational Choir
Our PEPC ELC students and their families are invited to join our Sunday Services at 8:45am and 10:30am on December 8. The ELC kiddos will be going up front with the adult choir, Kingdom Kids and our entire Worship Arts team to sing some songs during worship. We’ve already started working on music so we hope you can be there!!