Our VPK Program
About this course
Children are eligible if they have reached their 5th birthday by September 1 of the academic year. Our Kindergarten program is designed to prepare your child academically and socially for elementary school. We feature small student-to-teacher ratios in a balanced, experiential curriculum with emphasis on discovery, problem-solving, language development, letters, numbers, science, nature, Bible study, movement education, and storytime.
A typical day consists of: Arrival; Table Activities; Circle Time (prayer, pledges, helper chart, calendar, weather, and curriculum); Bible (story and verse, Chapel on Wednesday morning); Art; Music; Computers and Library; Snack and playground; Learning Centers (math, art, science, language, social studies, small motor skills); Group Activities; Dismissal.
Temporarily paused to provide additional safety during this time period. We will resume Enrichment activities as soon as they are permitted.
The Preschool Enrichment Program is enhanced with activities and lessons to open your child’s mind to new experiences. Enrichment Classes include Library, Computers, Gardening, and Cooking. We are fortunate to enjoy special activities such as in-house field trips, Dr. Seuss Day, Spirit Week, book drives, and other special seasonal parties and programs. Specialty teachers also provide art and music development.
Free VPK (Voluntary Free Pre-Kindergarten)
Granada Day School is a certified Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Provider.
Our VPK program is FREE for all 4 year-olds born on or before September 1 who also live in Florida. The VPK program gives your child the opportunity to perform better in school and throughout life with quality programs that include high literacy standards, accountability, appropriate curricula, substantial instruction periods, manageable class sizes, and qualified instructors. Our VPK curriculum includes Houghton Mifflin Reading, Go Math, Houghton Science and Social Studies.
To be eligible for Granada Day School’s VPK Program, students must have a VPK certificate of eligibility.
Please note: Lunchtime is not included in the VPK program.
Full VPK program
Full VPK Hours: (8:45- 4 pm)
We recommend that all families take advantage of our full-day program. This additional time extended to the VPK program allows the student to experience more instruction time in Math and Language Arts, exposure to Computers, Art, Library, and Music class as well as a lunch break at school (parents provide food). The maximum number of children in each class is 20 students to one teacher and assistant.
Experiential Learning is the process of learning through experience; provided through teacher and child-directed activities This type of learning promotes individual, small, and large group participation.
Our Learning Centers are designed to promote skills and concepts development in preparation for elementary school while encouraging problem solving and self-discovery. They also allow your child to explore God’s world while learning to listen, follow directions, take turns, share, and play cooperatively.
God is at the Center
Because each child is created in the image of God, his or her spiritual development is the foundational ingredient of our program. Our staff sings and plays Christian songs to our babies and expresses how much they are loved by God. Bible verses are part of our everyday surroundings.
Whole Child Focus:
We focus on the whole child and provide opportunities for him, or her, to develop spiritually, socially, emotionally and physically. Your child is loved and encouraged to work at his or her own level of development.