Jr. & Sr. Kindergarten (4-5 years)

These little ones need time to play, be creative, and learn with intriguing hands-on activities. This is why we utilize centers, outdoor play, art, crafts, and music in daily activities, as well as station rotation (short periods of structured and unstructured time at stations) and weekly school-wide mentoring where our older students invest in these young souls.

The Kindergarten classroom is a fun and engaging place where teachers instill a love of good literature, Scripture, poems and prayer. Young children are blessed with an amazing capacity to memorize and possess a natural desire to soak up information. We nurture that innate desire throughout the curriculum as children memorize everything from grammar jingles and poetry to Bible verses, catechisms, and math facts. Beginning to create this vast storehouse of information is exciting to them and provides a solid foundation for all that lies ahead!

At the center of a classical Christian education is the heart of the child. Building the foundation of a character of obedience, knowing God and honoring Him through our best efforts, and loving and serving others is our primary focus.

Providence is excited to announce a two-year Kindergarten program. Your 4-year-old (should turn four by July 1) or 5-year-old can be a part of this fun, interactive class that is designed to nourish their minds and souls. The heart matters and that is where the focus lies in Junior and Senior Kindergarten at Providence. Our award-winning curriculum includes reading/literature (letter recognition, phonics and letter formation), Bible (memorizing prayers, Scripture, and acting ourt stories), math, and fine arts (music and art). Science and history are explored as part of our classroom read-aloud literature and Bible curriculum.

Juniors (4-year)
Seniors (5-year)

Literature: A love of good literature is foundational to a strong classical education. Our supplemental reading program will help your child develop a taste for quality literature from an early age. Children delight in listening to and memorizing the rhyme and wordplay of poetry, reading storybooks, and learning how to narrate stories while practicing story sequence, comprehension, and correct grammar.

Phonics/Writing: Students participate in our phonics and spelling curriculum designed to teach letter recognition and beginning letter formation, including learn to read CVC, CCVC, and CVCC words and high-frequency words. Seniors graduate writing in cursive with complete sentences, correct grammar, and visually illustrating their writing.

Grammar: Sr. Kindergarteners are taught grammar using First Language Lessons and Writing with Ease. Students sing songs and play games as they learn to write in complete sentences, memorize their address and phone number, and are introduced to nouns, verbs, and pronouns. Likewise, copywork is integrated with grammar as students practice writing Scripture, catechisms, and poetry in their Commonplace Journals.

Math centers around having fun with numbers and gaining number sense to be prepared for the next level math. Students in Jr. and Sr. Kindergarten work a “level up” in math.

Four-year Jr. Kindergartners dive into Saxon Math K by reading and writing the numbers, time, estimation, sorting by color, learning patterns, skip counting, measuring, time, graphs and story problems which are taught incrementally. They also enjoy the Numbers & Colors Book and Math with Confidence Student Book, Level K. Along with introducing each number through 15, color words are taught. Plenty of practice is given with both numbers and color words through activities such as counting, connect the dots, coloring, number tracing, pattern recognition, and more! Additional skills of left and right, above and below, and grouping are also introduced.

Five-year Sr. Kindergartners use Saxon Math 1 completing four lessons per week, with emphasis on skip counting, comparing and ordering numbers, mastering basic addition facts and most subtraction facts, adding two-digit numbers without regrouping, naming fractions, and measuring with inches, feet, and centimeters. Your child will also learn to create, read, and write observations from real graphics, pictographs, and bar graphs.

Your child will have a blast being introduced to math using hands-on manipulatives, playing games, and seeing how math supports the creative order in God’s world.

Saxon K is used for four-year-old Jr. Kindergarten students to prepare them for Saxon 1, our Kindergarten math program.

Our Juniors & Seniors start their day with in-class assembly where students memorize and recite catechisms and Scripture, sing hymns, and pray together.

Jr. and Sr. Kindergartners use The Story Bible and Prayers for Children, to teach the Bible, scripture memory, praying, and daily application to our students. We use The Story Bible for its Scriptural accuracy and beautiful illustrations. The realistic art brings each story to life and engages our students with the narrative of God’s redemptive plan. Prayers for Children is used to help your child learn short prayers for different occasions in the life of a young child. Our teacher asks children questions in order to help them apply the lesson they learned from the letter to their everyday lives. Music, art, and history are integrated with Bible.

Students also use the Bible Timeline Coloring Book to create and color their own Bible timeline, while memorizing the story and chapter to fun hand motions and songs.

Students engage in life science, nature studies, and earth science through a variety of story books, observations, and hands-on experiments. Art created in class supports their weekly Literature book. Students also learn to appreciate music by beginning the Kodaly method of music instruction, listening to carefully selected classical music in class, and learning music theory by using the bells.

History is also part of enrichment, as it allows our students to learn about the world through the Biblical lens of missionary work, seeing the needs of God’s people being met in countries like America, South Africa, China, Ireland, Germany, India, Australia, and more. During this introductory time of history, students are introduced to each countries flag, geographical location, art, food, religion, and needs. Likewise, they learn about missionaries in each country studied by the reading of Missionaries with the Millers. Students pray for missionaries, believers, and non-believers in each country.

This course is an introduction to the basics in manners and brief lessons in social understanding, safety, friendship, health, and service. It is part of your child’s first quarter curriculum and has the following five components:

1) Rules – social rules for daily life
2) Health – essentials for hygiene, physical and mental health, and forming good habits
3) Safety – guidelines and cautions for staying safe in various circumstances
4) Manners – instruction and practice with good manners to serve others well
5) Listening – daily readings with inspiring stories for delight, moral imagination, character and virtue.

Are you ready to enroll? Click here to apply to Providence School of Tifton and begin your exciting educational journey with a like-minded, Christ-centered extended family.