The Primary School includes the Early Childhood Program (Infants-Twos) and PreKindergarten Program (PreK3 & PreK4) who are welcomed into an energetic, loving environment. The faculty is engaged and actively comes alongside each child, helping them develop and grow during the early years.
Infant classrooms utilize Mother Goose Time curriculum. It is a nationally recognized curriculum that nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. We will inspire a joy for learning as your child explores the monthly themes.
"What I love about teaching the Infants at FBA is that I can love on them, pray with them, and teach them about Jesus. It is such a peaceful environment where the staff can sit down and reflect on why we are here - to serve these children and to teach them more about God. Parents leave here feeling secure, and know that their child is getting love in a great classroom. I have been teaching in the Primary School for 17 years and it is such a joy to watch these kids grow and develop into who God is making them to be!"
-Deborah Flowers, Infant Teacher
Toddler classrooms utilize Mother Goose Time curriculum. It is a nationally recognized curriculum that nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. We will inspire a joy for learning as your child explores the monthly themes.
"It is so exciting to teach my Toddlers new things and I love seeing the light go off in their heads when something clicks. The atmosphere here is so refreshing and I love the fact that we have the freedom to worship God and pray with our kids. I feel so blessed that the parents entrust their children with us at such a milestone in their life."
-Suzette Dixon, Toddler Teacher
Twos classrooms utilize Mother Goose Time curriculum. It is a nationally recognized curriculum that nurtures the whole child and supports the child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. We will inspire a joy for learning as your child explores the monthly themes.
"I strive to create a sense of belonging in my classroom because that motivates engagement, communication, and productivity as students learn through social interaction. As a teacher, it is important to build a positive relationship with the students in order to actively improve my student's academic performance. The most intrinsic reward of being a teacher is getting to watch my student's academic skills transform and develop at a higher level."
-Brenda Reyes, Twos Teacher
PreK3 classrooms enjoy Frog Street PreK curriculum. This curriculum fully integrates early learning disciplines and developmental domains into thematic units that are exciting and relatable to the children. Students also explore literacy and beginning handwriting skills through the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum, focusing first on learning how to write capital letters and their names in capital letters.
"PreK3 is a year filled with exploration! There are many pivotal milestones that your child will navigate through, which ranges from their physical growth to cognitive development. There is a warmth that lives within the hearts of these young students that will easily captivate you. It is such a delight to see them grow in God's favor and mature as a student!"
-Jessica Asabere, PreK3 Teacher
PreK4 learns with Pearson’s Opening the World of Learning Curriculum (OWL). OWL is designed to develop oral language and early literacy skills with research-based and field-tested content, including science and social studies. OWL utilizes beginning Singapore Math techniques. Students continue using Handwriting Without Tears to further develop handwriting skills and learn how to write lower case letters and their names in title case.
"I love teaching PreK4! Our units throughout the year are so much fun, and the students are excited about discovering the world around them. It's such a sweet time for the students, it’s the last year before they graduate to Lower School. I can really see the growth they make throughout the year in taking responsibility for themselves, actions towards others, their learning, and their faith."
-Megan Saloom, PreK4 Teacher