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What is 5Cs Preschool? It is a Christian, week-day, non-profit, pre-kindergarten program. It is sponsored by and located at CROSSVIEW COVENANT CHURCH, 2000 Howard Drive W, North Mankato, Minnesota.
What are the enrollment requirements? Children ages 33 months - pre-kindergarten (toilet trained) are eligible for 5Cs. Enrollment is limited to twenty children per session.
Each child must file an application form with $30.00 application fee and have a complete health form prior to enrollment in the program.
Are the teachers certified? All lead teachers are certified by the Minnesota Department of Education. Carefully chosen assistants help carry out the program. 5Cs is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The school was one of the first in Minnesota to achieve accreditation by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (a subsidiary of the National Association for the Education of Young Children).
How long is the school term? 5Cs will be in operation from September through mid-May. During those months, the calendar of Mankato District 77 will generally be followed. The same snow days will also be observed.
What will my child learn? The aim of the 5Cs is to supplement the home in providing experiences which promote the intellectual, social, religious, emotional and physical development of your child.
It is the combination of playmates, creative experiences, a Christian atmosphere and a friendly, competent teacher which makes pre-kindergarten a valuable experience. We believe a child will come to know Jesus through association with caring Christian adults and teaching of age appropriate Christian principles.
The basic philosophy of instruction at 5Cs is summarized in the statement of Dr. Lawrence Frank, educator and author: “Play is the way a child learns what no one can teach him.”
Included in the daily schedule are opportunities for each child to exploreand discover:
- Perceptual and Organization Skills
- Language Arts Usage
- Mathematics Understanding
- Science Concepts
- Social Relationships
- Spiritual Concepts and Moral Values
- Creative Art Experiences
- Physical Development, Health and Safety Standards
Will I be able to get involved? Individual conferences between the parent and teacher are scheduled to discuss the development and well-being of the child. The teacher should be informed of any circumstances which may affect the child’s school adjustment. Parents are invited to visit at any time and to participate by volunteering during their child’s classtime.