Our Jr. Kindergarten Program

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The Jr. Kindergarten Program at Rossville Christian Academy truly made our daughter fall in love with school. Ms. Carol has a natural ability to guide the children through a well-designed program while keeping behaviors in line as the kids have a fun and safe time. They also learn weekly Bible stories in a Christian environment, which is very important to us as parents. The Jr. Kindergarten Program really helped our daughter be confident and ready for Kindergarten. We couldn’t have had a better experience, or a better first year of school at RCAl!
— The Cunningham Family

About Our Jr. Kindergarten Program

The Jr. Kindergarten program at RCA is designed to promote readiness skills for Kindergarten that include listening, following instructions, literacy, phonemic awareness, handwriting, math, and science. Our Jr. Kindergarten aims to foster independence and self-confidence in each child through physical, social, spiritual, cognitive, and emotional development in a Christian environment where Christian principals and Biblical truths are taught.

Schedule

We offer two schedule options for Jr. Kindergarten Program students. Parents may choose the full-time (5 days/week) option which is Monday through Friday, or the part-time (3 days/week) option which is Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Both schedule options follow the regular RCA school hours which are 8:00 am – 3:00 p.m. Students must be 4 years old by June 1st and completely toilet trained to apply for admission to RCA’s Jr. Kindergarten program.

 

Our Curriculum 

Our curriculum is based on the Weekday Early Education (WEE) curriculum, and various other curriculum elements such as Alpha Tales, Weekly Reader, Saxon Math, and STEM activities are incorporated in the development of the weekly thematic units of study. We strive to integrate Bible teachings in every area, and we use One in Christ Bible stories and Bible verse memorization for weekly lessons. Instruction includes both large and small group and learning center activities. Large group is a vital part of instruction and involves theme-related discussions, calendar counting skills, weather, story time, show and tell, Bible lessons, songs, and verse memorization. Learning center activities include art, computer, handwriting, math and science, dramatic play, STEM, fine motor skills, and literacy.

Jr. Kindergarten students attend weekly Chapel and special Enrichment classes including Art, Music, Spanish, P.E., and Computer (iPad and desktop usage). The Jr. Kindergarten class participates in three music programs during the year: Grandparents Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

 

Qualifications 

RCA’s Jr. Kindergarten Program is licensed through the Tennessee Department of Education. Students are assessed twice during the year (fall and spring) based on Tennessee Early Childhood Education Standards and developmentally appropriate benchmarks.

We would love for you and your child to visit our campus and meet our wonderful Jr. Kindergarten teacher. Please email byoung@rossvillechristian.com or call 901-853-0200 to schedule a tour, or you may drop by at any time.  

"The Jr. Kindergarten Program at Rossville Christian Academy truly made our daughter fall in love with school.”


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