Pines Presbyterian Preschool Classes

From our youngest 18-month old students to our 6-year old kindergartners, we use age-appropriate, play-based curriculums to help students learn important life skills as well as academics.

Teaching Philosophy

From our youngest 18-month old students to our 6-year old kindergartners, we use age-appropriate, play-based curriculums to help students learn important life skills as well as academics. The benefits are numerous:

  • Two nurturing, professional teachers in most classrooms provide a low student-teacher ratio and personal attention for each child.
  • Through play, children in all classes learn important interpersonal skills such as taking turns, sharing, negotiating, conflict resolution, and empathy.
  • Children learn important academic skills such as pre-reading/reading, math, and science concepts through play. We love trial and error and open-ended questions, embracing mistakes and encouraging resilience.
  • Focus on helping children develop their Christian faith through an atmosphere of love and concern, Bible stories and all-school Chapel;
  • Daily art projects develop students’ fine motor skills and build strong hands. We focus on the “process” of art versus the “product.”
  • Plenty of recess time (30-40 minutes every day) and our weekly Motor Skills Class, encourage gross motor development such as balance, muscle control, motor planning and physical endurance.

Teaching Philosophy

From our youngest 18-month old students to our 6-year old kindergartners, we use age-appropriate, play-based curriculums to help students learn important life skills as well as academics. The benefits are numerous:

  • Two nurturing, professional teachers in most classrooms provide a low student-teacher ratio and personal attention for each child.
  • Through play, children in all classes learn important interpersonal skills such as taking turns, sharing, negotiating, conflict resolution, and empathy.
  • Children learn important academic skills such as pre-reading/reading, math, and science concepts through play. We love trial and error and open-ended questions, embracing mistakes and encouraging resilience.
  • Focus on helping children develop their Christian faith through an atmosphere of love and concern, Bible stories and all-school Chapel;
  • Daily art projects develop students’ fine motor skills and build strong hands. We focus on the “process” of art versus the “product.”
  • Plenty of recess time (30-40 minutes every day) and our weekly Motor Skills Class, encourage gross motor development such as balance, muscle control, motor planning and physical endurance.

Our Classes

Our youngest classroom is filled with love and encouragement. Our nurturing teachers meet the children where they are developmentally and create a sense of safety and security in the classroom. Teachers help the students explore the classroom’s age-appropriate books and toys. Just like our older students, the Bees have an opportunity to complete a daily art project and enjoy books, stories, songs and games based on the theme of the week.

Teachers reinforce important skills such as transitioning from one task to another, taking turns, and what it looks like to work as a team. Our classroom provides numerous sensory opportunities to keep young minds interested and engaged. Through play, we introduce basic colors and shapes, sorting, and other beginning math and language concepts. Hours are shortened in the fall as our Bees develop their school endurance.

Students spend plenty of time at recess and attend Motor Skills and Music Class once a week and Chapel during the Spring semester. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 4:1 with a maximum class size of 8 students.

Tuesday-Wednesday or Thursday-Friday
9:00 am – 11:30 am - Fall Semester
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Spring Semester

18-Month to 2-Year Olds

Weekly Class Schedule:

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This sweet class is filled with love and encouragement. Our nurturing teachers meet the children where they are developmentally and create a sense of safety and security in the classroom. As our Butterflies grow throughout the school year, teachers encourage side-by-side play to become interactive play. We also work with parents who are potty-training at home to encourage consistent behaviors at school. The Butterflies complete a daily art project and enjoy books, stories, songs and games based on the theme of the week.

Teachers reinforce important skills such as transitioning from one task to another, taking turns, and what it looks like to work as a team. Our classroom provides numerous sensory opportunities to keep young minds interested and engaged. Through play, we introduce basic colors and shapes, sorting, counting and other beginning math and language concepts. Hours are shortened in the fall as our Butterflies develop their school endurance.

Students spend plenty of time at recess and attend Motor Skills and Music Class once a week and Chapel twice a month during the Spring semester. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 4:1 with a maximum class size of 8 students.

Tuesday-Wednesday or Thursday-Friday
9:00 am – 11:30 am - Fall Semester
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Spring Semester

2-1/2 Year Olds

Weekly Class Schedule:

Butterflies

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Our young 3-year olds are active and on the move! Our experienced teachers encourage students to develop important interpersonal skills, such as how to organize their own play, take turns and negotiate disagreements, respect others and their property, show empathy and pursue their interests in a positive manner. We also work with parents who are potty-training at home to encourage consistent behaviors at school.

The Frogs complete a daily art project and enjoy books, stories, songs, activities and games based on the theme of the week. Circle time and classroom activities become more in depth as our Frogs’ vocabulary and school endurance grow. Teachers reinforce important concepts in the Frog classroom such as God’s love for us and his creation, how to make transitions, number concepts (1 to 1 correspondence, sorting, counting, shapes), pre-reading concepts (sequencing, patterns, opposites) and introductory scientific principles.

Students spend plenty of time at recess and attend Motor Skills and Music Class once a week and Chapel twice a month. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 6:1 with a maximum class size of 12 students.

Monday-Wednesday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

3-Year Olds

Weekly Class Schedule:

Tumbling:
Monday - 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch Bunch:
Tuesday and/or Wednesday - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Extended Day Options

Frogs

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Our older 3-year olds are developing their independence in exciting ways! Our experienced teachers encourage students to develop important interpersonal skills, such as how to organize their own play, take turns and negotiate disagreements, be a leader, show empathy for others and pursue their interests in a positive manner.

The Rainbow Fish complete a daily art project and enjoy books, stories, sharing time, songs, activities and games based on the theme of the week. Circle time and classroom activities are more in depth as the students’ vocabulary, knowledge base and school endurance grow. Teachers reinforce important concepts in the Rainbow Fish classroom such as God’s love for us and his creation, how to make transitions, number concepts (1 to 1 correspondence, sorting, introductory addition and subtraction, graphing and shapes), pre-reading concepts (sequencing, patterns, rhyming, opposites) and introductory scientific principles.

Students spend plenty of time at recess and attend Motor Skills and Music Class once a week and Chapel twice a month. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 6:1 with a maximum class size of 12 students.

Monday-Wednesday or Thursday-Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

3-1/2 Year Olds

Weekly Class Schedule:

Tumbling: Monday - 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch Bunch:
Tuesday and/or Wednesday - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (MTW students)
Thursday – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (TF students)

Extended Day Options

Rainbow Fish

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Our young 4-year olds are playing hard and gaining independence! Our teachers work with students to reinforce important interpersonal skills such as how to organize their play, “use their words” in a positive manner, show empathy and respect for others, and develop strategies for dealing with disagreements in the classroom. Children also learn to recognize their strengths as they work alone and with others on classroom projects.

The Teddy Bears have a daily circle time and art project and enjoy books, sharing time, activities, songs and games based on the theme of the week. Teachers reinforce important concepts in the Teddy Bear classroom such as God’s love for us and his creation, number concepts (addition and subtraction, measuring/graphing, basic geometry), pre-reading concepts (sequencing, patterns, letter sounds) and scientific principles.

Students enjoy and continue to learn appropriate social interaction during daily recess. They attend Motor Skills twice a week, Music Class once a week and Chapel twice a month. Students eat lunch at school on Tuesdays. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 7:1 with a maximum class size of 14 students.

Monday-Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tuesday)

4-Year Olds

Weekly Class Schedule:

Lunch + Tumbling: Monday – 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch Bunch: Wednesday and/or Thursday - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Art + Lunch: Friday – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Extended Day Options

Teddy Bears

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Our older 4-year olds are playing hard in preparation for Kindergarten! Our professional teachers work with students to reinforce important interpersonal skills such as how to organize their play, “use their words” in a positive manner, show empathy and respect for others, and develop strategies for dealing with disagreements in the classroom. Children also learn to recognize their strengths as they work alone and with others on classroom projects.

The Turtles have a daily calendar time and art project and enjoy books, sharing time, activities, songs and games based on the theme of the week. Teachers reinforce important concepts in the Turtle classroom such as God’s love for us and his creation, number concepts (addition and subtraction, measuring/graphing, basic geometry), pre-reading concepts (sequencing, patterns, letter sounds) and scientific principles.

Students spend plenty of time at recess and attend Motor Skills twice a week, Music Class once a week and Chapel twice a month. Students eat lunch at school on Tuesdays. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 7:1 with a maximum class size of 14 students.

Monday-Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tuesday)

4-1/2 Year Olds

Weekly Class Schedule:

Lunch + Tumbling: Monday – 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch Bunch: Wednesday and/or Thursday - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Art + Lunch: Friday – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Extended Day Options

Turtles

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Our Bridge Class is a wonderful option for students who have just missed the birthday cutoff for Kindergarten or who may need additional maturity before “big” school. Our professional teachers work with students to develop important interpersonal skills such as communicating in a positive manner, showing empathy and respect for others, developing strategies for dealing with disagreements in the classroom, showing leadership and working alone and with others on classroom projects.

Daily Centers provide an opportunity for students to make choices such as art, games, math and language activities, listening activities, writing, manipulatives and imaginary play. The Lady Bugs also have a daily calendar/sharing time and class lesson. Teachers reinforce important concepts such as God’s love for us and his creation, number concepts (addition and subtraction, measuring/graphing, geometry), pre-reading/reading concepts (from Neuhaus, Jolly Phonics, and Rice Literacy Curriculums), and scientific principles.

Students spend plenty of time at recess and attend Motor Skills and Music Class twice a week and Chapel twice a month. Students eat lunch at school daily. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 7:1 with a maximum class size of 14 students.

Monday-Friday
9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tuesday)

Bridge Class

Weekly Class Schedule:

Tumbling: Monday – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch Bunch: Wednesday and/or Thursday - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Art: Friday – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Extended Day Options

Lady Bugs

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Our Pines Kindergarten program is a wonderful option for families looking for a shorter class day and faith-based, individualized teaching. Our professional teachers work with students to develop important interpersonal skills such as communicating in a positive manner, showing empathy and respect for others, developing strategies for dealing with disagreements in the classroom, showing leadership and working alone and with others on classroom projects. We strive to teach each child to be a responsible learner at his/her own level in a positive, supportive environment. Teachers provide foundation skills through enrichment and discovery and through student-generated products. We use different grouping styles for instruction, but grouping is variable and random.

We use Lippincott’s Beginning to Read, Write and Listen. The curriculum focuses on learning through visual, auditory and kinesthetic experiences.

Reading instruction is done in small groups and is individualized to meet the needs of each student.

Regular journal writing reinforces emerging phonics skills.

Monday-Friday
9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tuesday)

Language Arts:

We base our math program on Mathematics Their Way, which allows each child to discover, develop and internalize mathematical principles from hands on use of manipulatives to concrete application.

Math:

Our hands-on science program encourages students to develop an interest in the world around them.

Students spend 30-minutes each day at recess and attend Motor Skills twice a week and Music once a week. We attend all-school Chapel twice a month where students sing, pray and enjoy a Bible lesson. Students eat lunch at school daily. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 8:1 with a maximum class size of 16 students.

Science:

Kindergarten

Weekly Class Schedule:

Tumbling: Monday – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch Bunch: Wednesday and/or Thursday - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Art: Friday – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Extended Day Options

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Our Classes

Bees: 18-Month to 2-Year Olds


Bees

18-Month to 2-Year Olds

Our youngest classroom is filled with love and encouragement. Our nurturing teachers meet the children where they are developmentally and create a sense of safety and security in the classroom. Teachers help the students explore the classroom’s age-appropriate books and toys. Just like our older students, the Bees have an opportunity to complete a daily art project and enjoy books, stories, songs and games based on the theme of the week.

Teachers reinforce important skills such as transitioning from one task to another, taking turns, and what it looks like to work as a team. Our classroom provides numerous sensory opportunities to keep young minds interested and engaged. Through play, we introduce basic colors and shapes, sorting, and other beginning math and language concepts. Hours are shortened in the fall as our Bees develop their school endurance.

Students spend plenty of time at recess and attend Motor Skills and Music Class once a week and Chapel during the Spring semester. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 4:1 with a maximum class size of 8 students.

Weekly Class Schedule:

Tuesday-Wednesday or Thursday-Friday

9:00 am – 11:30 am - Fall Semester

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Spring Semester

Butterflies: 2-1/2 Year Olds


Butterflies

2-1/2 Year Olds

This sweet class is filled with love and encouragement. Our nurturing teachers meet the children where they are developmentally and create a sense of safety and security in the classroom. As our Butterflies grow throughout the school year, teachers encourage side-by-side play to become interactive play. We also work with parents who are potty-training at home to encourage consistent behaviors at school. The Butterflies complete a daily art project and enjoy books, stories, songs and games based on the theme of the week.

Teachers reinforce important skills such as transitioning from one task to another, taking turns, and what it looks like to work as a team. Our classroom provides numerous sensory opportunities to keep young minds interested and engaged. Through play, we introduce basic colors and shapes, sorting, counting and other beginning math and language concepts. Hours are shortened in the fall as our Butterflies develop their school endurance.

Students spend plenty of time at recess and attend Motor Skills and Music Class once a week and Chapel twice a month during the Spring semester. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 4:1 with a maximum class size of 8 students.

Weekly Class Schedule:

Tuesday-Wednesday or Thursday-Friday

9:00 am – 11:30 am - Fall Semester

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Spring Semester

Frogs: 3-Year Olds


Frogs

3-Year Olds

Our young 3-year olds are active and on the move! Our experienced teachers encourage students to develop important interpersonal skills, such as how to organize their own play, take turns and negotiate disagreements, respect others and their property, show empathy and pursue their interests in a positive manner. We also work with parents who are potty-training at home to encourage consistent behaviors at school.

The Frogs complete a daily art project and enjoy books, stories, songs, activities and games based on the theme of the week. Circle time and classroom activities become more in depth as our Frogs’ vocabulary and school endurance grow. Teachers reinforce important concepts in the Frog classroom such as God’s love for us and his creation, how to make transitions, number concepts (1 to 1 correspondence, sorting, counting, shapes), pre-reading concepts (sequencing, patterns, opposites) and introductory scientific principles.

Students spend plenty of time at recess and attend Motor Skills and Music Class once a week and Chapel twice a month. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 6:1 with a maximum class size of 12 students.

Weekly Class Schedule:

Monday-Wednesday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Extended Day Options

Tumbling:

Monday - 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch Bunch:

Tuesday and/or Wednesday - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Rainbow Fish: 3-1/2 Year Olds


Rainbow Fish

3-1/2 Year Olds

Our older 3-year olds are developing their independence in exciting ways! Our experienced teachers encourage students to develop important interpersonal skills, such as how to organize their own play, take turns and negotiate disagreements, be a leader, show empathy for others and pursue their interests in a positive manner.

The Rainbow Fish complete a daily art project and enjoy books, stories, sharing time, songs, activities and games based on the theme of the week. Circle time and classroom activities are more in depth as the students’ vocabulary, knowledge base and school endurance grow. Teachers reinforce important concepts in the Rainbow Fish classroom such as God’s love for us and his creation, how to make transitions, number concepts (1 to 1 correspondence, sorting, introductory addition and subtraction, graphing and shapes), pre-reading concepts (sequencing, patterns, rhyming, opposites) and introductory scientific principles.

Students spend plenty of time at recess and attend Motor Skills and Music Class once a week and Chapel twice a month. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 6:1 with a maximum class size of 12 students.

Weekly Class Schedule:

Monday-Wednesday or Thursday-Friday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Extended Day Options

Tumbling:

Monday - 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch Bunch:

Tuesday and/or Wednesday - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (MTW students)

Thursday – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (TF students)

Teddy Bears: 4-Year Olds


Teddy Bears

4-Year Olds

Our young 4-year olds are playing hard and gaining independence! Our teachers work with students to reinforce important interpersonal skills such as how to organize their play, “use their words” in a positive manner, show empathy and respect for others, and develop strategies for dealing with disagreements in the classroom. Children also learn to recognize their strengths as they work alone and with others on classroom projects.

The Teddy Bears have a daily circle time and art project and enjoy books, sharing time, activities, songs and games based on the theme of the week. Teachers reinforce important concepts in the Teddy Bear classroom such as God’s love for us and his creation, number concepts (addition and subtraction, measuring/graphing, basic geometry), pre-reading concepts (sequencing, patterns, letter sounds) and scientific principles.

Students enjoy and continue to learn appropriate social interaction during daily recess. They attend Motor Skills twice a week, Music Class once a week and Chapel twice a month. Students eat lunch at school on Tuesdays. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 7:1 with a maximum class size of 14 students.

Weekly Class Schedule:

Monday-Friday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tuesday)

Extended Day Options

Lunch + Tumbling:

Monday – 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch Bunch:

Wednesday and/or Thursday - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Art + Lunch:

Friday – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Turtles: 4-1/2 Year Olds


Turtles

4-1/2 Year Olds

Our older 4-year olds are playing hard in preparation for Kindergarten! Our professional teachers work with students to reinforce important interpersonal skills such as how to organize their play, “use their words” in a positive manner, show empathy and respect for others, and develop strategies for dealing with disagreements in the classroom. Children also learn to recognize their strengths as they work alone and with others on classroom projects.

The Turtles have a daily calendar time and art project and enjoy books, sharing time, activities, songs and games based on the theme of the week. Teachers reinforce important concepts in the Turtle classroom such as God’s love for us and his creation, number concepts (addition and subtraction, measuring/graphing, basic geometry), pre-reading concepts (sequencing, patterns, letter sounds) and scientific principles.

Students spend plenty of time at recess and attend Motor Skills twice a week, Music Class once a week and Chapel twice a month. Students eat lunch at school on Tuesdays. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 7:1 with a maximum class size of 14 students.

Weekly Class Schedule:

Monday-Friday

9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tuesday)

Extended Day Options

Lunch + Tumbling:

Monday – 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch Bunch:

Wednesday and/or Thursday - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Art + Lunch:

Friday – 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lady Bugs: Bridge Class


Lady Bugs

Bridge Class

Our Bridge Class is a wonderful option for students who have just missed the birthday cutoff for Kindergarten or who may need additional maturity before “big” school. Our professional teachers work with students to develop important interpersonal skills such as communicating in a positive manner, showing empathy and respect for others, developing strategies for dealing with disagreements in the classroom, showing leadership and working alone and with others on classroom projects.

Daily Centers provide an opportunity for students to make choices such as art, games, math and language activities, listening activities, writing, manipulatives and imaginary play. The Lady Bugs also have a daily calendar/sharing time and class lesson. Teachers reinforce important concepts such as God’s love for us and his creation, number concepts (addition and subtraction, measuring/graphing, geometry), pre-reading/reading concepts (from Neuhaus, Jolly Phonics, and Rice Literacy Curriculums), and scientific principles.

Students spend plenty of time at recess and attend Motor Skills and Music Class twice a week and Chapel twice a month. Students eat lunch at school daily. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 7:1 with a maximum class size of 14 students.

Weekly Class Schedule:

Monday-Friday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tuesday)

Extended Day Options

Tumbling:

Monday – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Bunch:

Wednesday and/or Thursday - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Art:

Friday – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Owls: Kindergarten


Owls

Kindergarten

Our Pines Kindergarten program is a wonderful option for families looking for a shorter class day and faith-based, individualized teaching. Our professional teachers work with students to develop important interpersonal skills such as communicating in a positive manner, showing empathy and respect for others, developing strategies for dealing with disagreements in the classroom, showing leadership and working alone and with others on classroom projects. We strive to teach each child to be a responsible learner at his/her own level in a positive, supportive environment. Teachers provide foundation skills through enrichment and discovery and through student-generated products. We use different grouping styles for instruction, but grouping is variable and random.

Language Arts:

  • We use Lippincott’s Beginning to Read, Write and Listen. The curriculum focuses on learning through visual, auditory and kinesthetic experiences.
  • Reading instruction is done in small groups and is individualized to meet the needs of each student.
  • Regular journal writing reinforces emerging phonics skills.

Math:

We base our math program on Mathematics Their Way, which allows each child to discover, develop and internalize mathematical principles from hands on use of manipulatives to concrete application.

Science:

Our hands-on science program encourages students to develop an interest in the world around them.

Students spend 30-minutes each day at recess and attend Motor Skills twice a week and Music once a week. We attend all-school Chapel twice a month where students sing, pray and enjoy a Bible lesson. Students eat lunch at school daily. Maximum student-teacher ratio is 8:1 with a maximum class size of 16 students.

Weekly Class Schedule:

Monday-Friday

9:00 am – 1:00 pm (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tuesday)

Extended Day Options

Tumbling:

Monday – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Bunch:

Wednesday and/or Thursday - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Art:

Friday – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Contact Us

Pines Presbyterian Preschool


Phone:

713-467-9358

Address:

12751 Kimberley Lane
Houston, Texas 77024

 

Contact Us

Pines Presbyterian Preschool


Phone:

713-467-9358

Address:

12751 Kimberley Lane
Houston, Texas 77024

 
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