Welcome to the Ocean Room! The Ocean Room is where 3 to 3-1/2 year old students grow, learn and play! Developing a strong sense of self is important for this age group. Children are encouraged to be independent and utilize problem-solving skills as they become socially aware of themselves and their peers through play-based activities. We model and teach Christian values encouraging spiritual growth and reinforcing God's love for the children through Bible stories and songs. We focus on recognizing letters and their sounds as we begin to write our name. We also strengthen our fine motor skills to hold our pencil as we write and scissors as we cut. Classroom lesson plans are based on our comprehensive and developmentally appropriate curriculum model which is designed to prepare them to successfully move into the next phase of their preschool journey.
Shawn Smith, Ocean Room Teacher
As an early childhood educator, I am touched daily by children's innocence and wonder. Working with them brings so much joy to my life and I am reminded daily about what an amazing God we serve. As a woman go God, I am daily inspired by God's Word. Among my favorite verses are :
"He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: 'Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.'"
" ... but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
"Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants."