K3–K5

 

K3–K4

We offer a half day as well as a full day program for 3 and 4 year olds. Applicants for K3  must turn 3 by the first day of school and MUST be fully potty trained.  Applicants for K4 and K5 must turn their respective age by November 1. We do not consider this a day care program.  We have traditional classrooms with well trained teachers.  We are much more advanced than a daycare.  Students in our K4 program are very well prepared for their Kindergarten year.

Our Half Day K3 and K4 Program

West Florida Baptist Academy KindergartenOur half day runs from 8-11:30 am.  The children will have scheduled bathroom times, recess as well as a snack time.  Classroom time consists of learning letters, numbers and sounds.  They also learn many songs, develop listening skills and interactive learning games.  They will participate in art projects and have many learning activities.  Our K4 students will even be reading small books by the end of the year.

We also enjoy celebrating many other special days throughout the year.   These special days include a very memorable Christmas Assembly where all the children participate, a Christmas Party, Fall Party, and many other special days.   We also make a special effort to celebrate each child’s birthday.  K4 will also enjoy celebrating their 100th day of school.  They will learn to count from 1-100 for this big day!   One highlight of the year is our Kindergarten Spring Carnival.  This is a full morning of Carnival activities including snow cones, popcorn, booths to win prizes, inflatables, and much more.

Our Full Day K3 and K4 Program

Our full day program runs from 8-2:30 pm.  This program incorporates everything that the half day program includes while adding in a lunch time and a nap time.  The children have the option to order their lunches each day or they may bring their own lunch from home.  If the parent chooses for their child to order lunch, they will be able to select the items they want their child to eat.

Click here for an overview of our K3 – K4 curriculum

Extended care Program

This program is designed for parents that need to drop their children off early and also for those that need to stay late.  Extended care is available from 7:00 – 7:30 am and from 3:00 – 5:30 pm.  We have a very minimal fee of $.75 for every fifteen minutes or $3.00 per hour.

K5 Program

West Florida Baptist Academy Kindergarten ReadingOur K5 program is the official start of regular school. To be in our K5 program, the child must turn 5 by November 1. Our Kindergarten program is a full day program. The Kindergarten classes begin at 8:00 and end at 2:20.  A typical day consists of traditional class time, recess, snack, lunch and a 20 minute rest time.

We use a very structured and advanced total curriculum.  The curriculum covers Bible, Phonics, Reading, Manuscript Writing, Poetry, Language, Science, Numbers, Social Studies, Music, Arts and Crafts.  Our teachers use many visual aids and incorporate hands on projects that make the learning experience enjoyable and very productive.  The students in our Kindergarten classes are reading by the end of the year.  This is more than just simple sounds.  They are actually reading individual books.  They will also have the opportunity to show the class what they know through the use of show and tell times.  The students will also attend a Chapel service one morning a week.

West Florida Baptist KindergartenThere are several special days that take place during the normal school year.  These would include a Christmas Assembly along with a very special Christmas Party.  We also enjoy the following days: Western Day, Fifties Day, Valentine’s Day and many other fun events.  Of course, the students look forward to our Spring Kindergarten Carnival each year.   This is a full morning of Carnival activities including snow cones, popcorn, booths to win prizes, inflatables, and much more.

The highlight of our Kindergarten year is our Kindergarten Graduation.  This is a special time for family and friends to enjoy the accomplishments that each child has made that year.  This includes a full graduation ceremony with cap and gown as well as a diploma presentation.    This is an event that your entire family will not want to miss.  The students will do a program demonstrating what they have learned that year.  There will also be a very special video presentation.

Extended care Program

This program is designed for parents that need to drop their children off early and also for those that need to stay late.  Extended care is available from 7:00–7:30 am and from 3:00–5:30 pm.  We have a very minimal fee of $.75 for every fifteen minutes or $3.00 per hour.