If kindergarten is right around the corner for your child, it’s natural to feel a mix of emotions. You’re excited for this significant milestone, but maybe a little apprehensive too. Is my child ready….academically, socially, and emotionally? Is a half-day or full-day kindergarten program right for us? How can we choose a school that aligns with our family’s beliefs and values?
These are questions that every parent asks themselves when choosing a school, and we’re here to help. Finding the right kindergarten program not only allows your child to develop a strong academic foundation, but also instills in them a love for learning. Here at Fredericksburg Christian School, we partner with parents to provide a well-rounded experience that points each student to God’s truth.
Below, you’ll find a brief overview of what we offer, including:
Full and Half-Day Kindergarten Programs
FCS parents have the flexibility to choose a program that is right for their child’s learning needs.
Five Days A Week
8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Five Days A Week
8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Extended care is available until 6:00 p.m. for an additional cost, providing opportunities for even more play along with an afternoon nap. FCS kindergartners must be five years old by September 30 of the school year.
What might your child’s kindergarten schedule look like? From 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., kindergartners enjoy:
Students who stay for the second half of the day will then have lunch and a rest time. The afternoon consists of activities such as manipulatives, games, arts and crafts, and outdoor play.
A Christ-centered learning environment
We partner with parents to create a nurturing environment that meets kindergartners where they are. Whether your child is a seasoned preschooler with previous classroom experience or this is their first time in a school environment, we provide the perfect balance of flexibility and continuity. Our kindergartners flourish through:
Care and support
Each kindergarten class has one lead teacher and one assistant teacher, allowing for a 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio, individualized attention, and daily opportunities for direct instruction.
An active learning approach
Hands-on activities help students gain an age-appropriate understanding of core subjects as they explore phonics, handwriting, reading, math, science, and social studies.
FCS teachers are setting positive examples daily, mirroring Christian values inside and outside the classroom.
Are they ready for kindergarten? Are you?
Kindergarten is a time I think we as parents all look forward to but also dread it. There’s this anticipation and excitement for “your” baby to meet the milestone of going to big kid school, but this dread because you are no longer the main one nurturing and teaching them. I had all those feelings, and more, but FCS made the process seamless and simple. My daughter is excited about school, I am seeing her excel not just academically, but spiritually. Her teacher is intentional and it shows through her development. Kindergarten is a huge first step in a big world for our kids, but FCS has held not just my daughter’s hand step by step, but mine as well. I couldn’t be more grateful for our experience. This is just the beginning.
FCS Kindergarten Parent
Sparking Curiosity Through Hands-on Learning
Kindergartners are natural learners. We make the most of this formative year by providing an engaging curriculum filled with opportunities for hands-on learning. Students work on creative projects in small groups, utilize age-appropriate technology, and learn to be a part of a structured classroom. Most importantly, they master foundational skills (things like memorizing sight words, reading one- and two-vowel words, and recognizing numbers up to 100, in a way that feels like fun!
Core Subject Areas:
Fostering Each Child’s Biblical Worldview
In addition to developing academic skills, we want each child to have a solid foundation in Christ. This begins with Bible study, meaningful application opportunities, and consistent character education. At FCS, you will find that teachers are passionate about helping each child discover his or her identity in Christ. Kindergartners learn about creation, the life of Jesus, missionary stories, and much more as they develop a biblical worldview.
Helping Students Discover Their Gifts
Education comes to life when students are able to discover their God-given interests and talents. We are committed to a well-rounded experience that nurtures each student’s unique skills and helps them see how they can make a difference in the world.
Weekly specials include:
When possible, we also incorporate field trips and special events into our curriculum units. We often hear students talk about their favorites, which include:
As students progress into higher grades at FCS, they discover a multitude of opportunities to hone their skills — clubs and organizations, competitive athletics, fine arts, service learning, and much more!
Meet a Teacher
“My favorite thing about teaching at FCS is being able to teach to the whole child. I think of Luke 2:52 that says, And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people. I take that seriously as we teach not only academics, but we help the students grow socially, emotionally, and spiritually as well. There is such reward in seeing the tremendous growth that happens in all of these areas during the kindergarten year.”