THE "OTHER" HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH

A group of preschoolers is clustered around a SMART Table learning about habitat. They are dragging virtual animals on the table's touch-screen top to their correct environments, clicking to make the animals howl or cluck. The students love it. They are having such a ball on the preschool's SMART Tables and Osmo systems, they don't even realize how much they are learning, or that they are mastering cutting-edge technology at the age of three and four.

Watch the video to take a TOUR of the MPCS Preschool!

That's what the three and four-year-old preschool programs are about at Mount Paran Christian School: presenting and learning through creativity and play, challenging young minds, and molding spirits while having fun. From the two-story play village inside the Sewell Cottage Preschool common area to the Connections Room filled with SMART Tables, hands-on STEAM curriculum, Osmo gaming systems and iPads, learning means active exploration — always developmentally on-target, always engaging, always Christ-centered.

Preschool Play Village

LOVING TEACHERS GUIDE AND GROW

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Teacher Certifications

All preschool teachers, including Connections teachers, are degreed, Georgia-certified teachers. Some also have earned advanced degrees, gifted certifications, and/or are Orton-Gillingham trained. 
 

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Covenant Relationship

Every teacher is dedicated to the Christian faith and committed to integrating biblical Truth into all aspects of school life. 

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Small Student-Teacher Ratio

A very small (average 7:1) student-to-teacher ratio guarantees individualized attention, with both a certified teacher and full-time paraprofessional in each classroom.

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Diverse Instructional Approach

Teaching methods include whole-class instruction, small-group centers, purposeful play, music and movement, in-house field trips and speakers, hands-on activities, and technology / STEAM exploration.

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Centers and Small Groups

The center-based curriculum engages students through a structured, small group rotational format with high levels of teacher-student interaction. Children love exploring in these centers and learn valuable social and sharing skills.

PreK student on SMART Table

FUN, CHALLENGING CURRICULUM

PreK-3 and prek-4

The preschool program centers around advanced levels of the Wee Learn curriculum. Students are taught through targeted curricula such as The Wright Skills for Literacy and Math Their Way. The program covers mathematics, language arts, science, fine arts, foreign language, and physical education—exceeding all Georgia Early Learning Standards. Daily Bible instruction and weekly chapels integrate God’s Truth across the curriculum. Connections classes include music, Spanish, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), cooking, media center, and physical education.

 

Advanced Pre-kindergarten (APK)

Designed for the student who has already completed one year of four-year-old preschool, the APK program meets and exceeds all preschool standards and provides an extra year of enrichment preparatory skills to prepare students for confident transition into kindergarten. Research-based curriculum and continued challenges appropriate for their developmental level builds on what they learned in PK4. Additional benefits include unique in-house learning experiences and critical thinking, plus the regular rotation of exploratory offerings and joining lower school chapel once a month. APK curriculum includes strong literacy training, research-based methods of instruction curriculum and activities, critical thinking and daily cognitive challenges, development of mental and physical stamina to achieve tasks and maximize learning, and in-house interactive learning experiences designed with specific developmental goals. The maximum student-teacher ratio is 7:1 for optimum learning.

MPCS PreK Teacher

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PreK Service People

PreK Highlights

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Kaleidoscope

Full-day preschool students participate in the multi-sensory Kaleidoscope experiences, including movement, cooking, science discovery, and art exploration.

 

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Community Service

Preschool students contribute to Can-a-Thons and service projects throughout the year. They also participate in the MPCS annual Community Service Day by "adopting" grandparents through partnerships with local retirement communities.

 

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Connections Room

In this multi-sensory room, students utilize iPads, Osmo learning system, SMART Tables, Epson Solo Interactive Board, science experiments, thematic unit exploration, and cooking stations. Connections classes broaden student minds by introducing unique, skill-driven experiences across a variety of disciplines.

 

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Play Spaces

In addition to the preschool playground, the two-story indoor play village encourages imaginary play, social skills, and gross motor skill development. Chapel is held in the main commons area and the Connections Room offers exploratory learning. Students walk to the Adair Gymnasium for P.E. and utilize the Myrick Media Center for Critical Thinking centers.

 

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High School Role Models

Preschool students have the unique opportunity to interact with the upper grades at MPCS through school activities, service days, and athletic events. High school students help out in preschool classrooms. Their world comes with built-in role models.

 

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Junior Eagles

Our preschoolers enjoy the benefits of being a part of a larger school. They are Eagle fans from the start, attending football game tailgate parties, spirit events, and large school assemblies. Children feel a part of the "big" school and love interacting with older students. 

 

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EAGLE ADVENTURE ZONE

Our after-school program for grades PK3-5th is offered every day until 6:00 p.m. Active play and focused hands-on learning are always taking place in EAZ! There is an additional fee for this service. 

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