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Take a look at our new strategic plan, Ascending, that will guide our work for the next several years. It's a great time to be an Eagle! 

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Pre-Kindergarten

Each child is seen as a gift from God where we seek to grow the whole child - heart, mind, and body.

The Pre-K and Kindergarten curriculum is research-based and reflects the best practices for the youngest learner. Coupled with a well-qualified team of early educators, students are able to gain confidence, skills, and the desire to become lifelong learners. Our goal is to see the whole child and offer systematic support in all areas of development. Students begin their educational journey with a strong foundation at Southwest Christian School.

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Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum

Bible

Dig-In Bible curriculum by Group publishing is used in our early childhood classrooms. Dig-In helps guide students to new discoveries about God, creating a firm and comprehensive foundation of faith to last a lifetime. Pre-K 3-year-olds explore “The Bible In A Year” program. Pre-K 4-year-olds take a deeper look into the bible with the “Foundations of Faith” program. The Bible is integrated across the curriculum and daily schedule. All students also participate in a weekly, age-appropriate chapel experience.

PreK On My Way

PreK On My Way by Scholastic and in partnership with the Yale Child Study Center and the Children’s Learning Institute (CLI) at the University of Texas Health Science Center, is a comprehensive early childhood program that uses authentic books and purposeful play to ensure all children develop the foundational skills they need for a lifelong love of learning. Foundational domains include language, literacy, math, science, social studies, technology, arts, physical development, social and emotional development, executive function, motivation, and creativity.

Phonics

A-Z Mat Man and Me phonics supplement by Learning Without Tears brings the ABCs to life with letter books while building early literacy skills. Each of the illustrated 16-page letter books introduces a letter of the alphabet and emphasizes their associated sound through captivating visual stories. This research-based approach captures children’s imaginations while helping them develop social-emotional skills and exposure to our world's diverse cultures.

Handwriting

Handwriting Without Tears curriculum involves multisensory activities and manipulatives that appeal to all learning styles and provide a hands-on approach to handwriting. Students develop writing skills through explicit, multisensory, play-based instruction. Students move, touch, feel, and manipulate real objects as they learn the correct habits and skills essential for fluid writing.

Enrichment Activities

  • Chapel
  • Spanish
  • Ready Bodies
  • Music
  • Farm/Science Lab
  • Library

As part of the Texas Private School Accreditation Commission, Southwest Christian School is exempt from Texas Licensure. Southwest Christian School is committed to ongoing self-monitoring for compliance and maintains accreditation through Cognia A.C.S.I. 

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Kindergarten Curriculum

Bible

Dig-In Bible curriculum by Group publishing is used in our early childhood classrooms. Dig-In helps guide students to new discoveries about God, creating a firm and comprehensive foundation of faith to last a lifetime. Kindergarten students focus on the “Epic Teachings of the Bible” program. The Bible is integrated across the curriculum and daily schedule. All students also participate in a weekly, age-appropriate, chapel experience.

Language Arts

Saxon Phonics and Spelling provides targeted foundational skill instruction using interactive, multisensory approaches to keep students engaged, excited, and advancing. Saxon’s approach to teaching phonics and spelling concepts is based on foundational research in the science of reading and cognitive science.

The Secret Stories® language supplement is a brain based approach to phonics that brings the study of words to life in an engaging and playful way that deepens learning and makes it “stick.” The Secrets are always brought into reading and writing with students using what they are learning. Skill transfer occurs naturally within every reading and writing experience—all day long.

Phonics, Reading, and Me by Learning Without Tears is used as a phonics supplement and gives students a pathway from learning letters to fluent reading. With intentional print and digital support for teachers and students, it's easy to use and designed to deliver achievement and engagement through quality print and digital materials.

Handwriting

Handwriting Without Tears curriculum involves multisensory activities and manipulatives that appeal to all learning styles and provide a hands-on approach to handwriting. Students develop writing skills through explicit multisensory, play-based instruction. Students move, touch, feel, and manipulate real objects as they learn the correct habits and skills that are essential for fluid writing.

Science

StemScopes Science digital curriculum is brought to life through exploratory hands-on kits that promote inquiry and excitement as students engage in real-world scientific connections. Built on research-based lesson models and aligned with the state standards, STEMscopes Science ignites students’ passion for STEM. Additional hands-on science exploration continues in our science lab and farm each week.

Mathematics

EnVision® Math focuses on deep conceptual math understanding aided by visual models, student-centered projects, 3-act tasks, and personalized learning. Lessons provide opportunities for hands-on learning through teacher modeling and independent practice.

Enrichment Activities

  • Chapel
  • Spanish
  • Library
  • Music
  • Computer Lab
  • Farm/Science Lab
  • P.E.

Leadership Spotlight

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Phone: (817) 294-0350

Teresa

Teresa Morris

Director of Early Learning

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