Our K4 program prepares children, age 4 and older, for kindergarten through exploration of the world through academics, cooperative games, and conflict resolution. Meeting three times a week eases children into the learning environment while keeping them anchored at home. Our goal is for every student to leave with a smile on their face and the desire to come back to our next class time. Students begin their journey in academics with cooperative learning games, teaching conflict resolution skills, and emphasizing how totally AWESOME God is. Our desire is to make this a fun and educational time for students and parents as this may be their first school classroom setting.
Prioritized At USCO
A Passion For Jesus:
- Bible-based curriculum
- Bible classes
- Elementary chapels
- Age: 4+
- Days: Tuesday – Thursday
- Time: 8:30am – 3:45pm (Includes snack, lunch and rest time)
- Early Literacy
- Numbers 1-100
- Classroom culture
- How to write letters (capital and lowercase)
- Letter sounds, formations, recognition
- How to read short sentences
- How to properly cut, glue and paste
The USCO education model ensures that parents have a key role in the education of their child. We incorporate at-home days so students are not distanced from their parents for five days a week, and provide all the academic structure so parents can just enjoy the process of helping their child learn. We see this mix as the best of both homeschooling and traditional classroom education.
Children will learn the foundation of letters, phonics, writing and numbers. They have a base for reading. All of this prepares them for what they will continue to learn in kindergarten.
School Program, Not Day Care
Our program is officially a Kindergarten 4 (K4) program providing education, requiring children to be at least 4 years of age, and it exists under our school structure. It does not exist as an independent preschool program. It is also not daycare, but kindergarten preparation.
Our academic week is set up to provide intentional time for family and adventure.
An average day may start with greetings, calendar, weather, Bible, and handwriting. It will also include recesses, lunch and snack time, as well as show-and-tell. As the day progresses, they could also be introduced to concepts in phonics, math, science/geography and have music time.
Parents and students follow teacher-provided lesson plans for Monday and Friday at-home days. At the elementary level, the parents’ role supports the teacher’s lesson plans at home and serves as the co-teacher.
Family + Fun
Friday – Monday
Our schedule gives four flexible days to families to prioritize family time and church participation. This time might also be used to go for optional field trips or playdates a few times a year.