Pre-School (2 years – 5 years)

This age is so much fun for our volunteers and our River Valley Kids.  We continue to build upon the principles taught in the nursery and begin to transition into doing a group lesson and activity that is age appropriate and fun for the kids.  Even though the kids are very active and talkative during this time, we know they are listening and learning more about God and their need for a relationship with Him.

Below is a typical Sunday morning.
Community Time Kids have access to games, crafts, Lego’s, and many other fun items.  The focus of this time is to facilitate kids getting to know each other and building relationships.
Praise and Worship Time Kids are encouraged to join in and praise the Lord.
Lesson of the Week We use the First Look, Pre-school curriculum through Orange, http://www.whatisorange.org/ .   There is a theme each month and included in that is a Bible story, Bottom Line, Memory Verse, Life Application, and Basic Truth for each week.  The five areas are incorporated into a lesson which is delivered through a digital program and followed by group discussion
Activity The lesson is reinforced by the kids completing an activity.  The activity may be individual or group, active or reflective, craft or paper based, depending upon the lesson.
Snack Time Children are given Goldfish as a light snack.  If your child has any food allergies, please get a red wrist band from the check-in kiosk and the teacher will know to accommodate for your child’s needs.
Parent Cue Each River Valley Kid is given a Parent Cue with the information from the lesson for parents to reinforce during the week.

 

We are dedicated to ensuring that our River Valley Kids receive the best instruction and care in a highly secure environment.  Parents are able to attend service knowing that their children are safe and being well taken care of. Every classroom has two trained adults and most have an additional teen who is also trained and ready to assist the teachers or students.  Each classroom also has access to a restroom inside the room so there is no reason for the child to need to leave for any reason.