From the Director
Preschoolers begin to write long before they learn to read. They scribble, make marks that look like letters, and play with writing, just like they pretend to be the mommy or daddy when they dress up. Six years ago, Compass Christian Preschool started using the “Handwriting without Tears” curriculum for teaching handwriting to our students. This curriculum is used in the GCISD school district and was developed by an occupational therapist. Because of the criteria set by GCISD and CISD, we use the four year old handwriting book with our three year old classes and the kindergarten book with our four year old and TK students.
There are lots of things you can do at home to help your child build up the muscles in their fingers and hands that will help with their writing skills. Legos, puzzles and play dough are fun things to play with them at home. You will know if your child is ready to formally begin writing when they have an interest in doing so. So if they are asking you how to write a word or want to write a note to a friend, then it is of interest to them. If they are resistant to sitting down an working on these skills then they are not ready. The HWT website has great resources for parents to use at home.
Here are some additional ways to help your child learn about and practice writing.
Enrollment Information for the general public
16-17 Compass Christian Preschool OPEN Registration
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 9 a.m.
Compass Christian Church – Main Lobby
Please arrive with the $220 registration fee per student and completed registration forms which are available to print online at compasspreschool.com.
The Physician’s Form/Page 5, Shot Records and Hearing & Vision for the 4s & TK students must be turned in by the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016
Love is in the air and so is music! Music is a wonderful way for children to develop and explore their language skills as well as expose them to many different cultures. All age levels will be exploring the romantic rhythms of Latin music and learning how to play the castanets, or as my young friends call them, snaps! We will dance with Don Alfredo, continue to experience different instruments during our free music play and learn our monthly Bible song, Who Did Swallow Jonah?
9th – Registration Packets due from current families and SPIRIT DAY
11th – Valentine’s Day Parties for the one, two and three year old classes
12th – Valentine’s Day Parties for PreK four year old classes and Transitional Kindergarten
17th – Open Registration for church members and the public
23rd – Mad Science visit for classes three and up
25th – Pink and Black Day
2nd – Brenda Sorem
13th – Mitzi Bradley
15th – Christine Glaser
19th – Peggy Armstrong
21st – Dionne Baxter
27th – Beverly Obregon