All children must be of appropriate age for their class by the 31st of August, i.e. one year old before August 31st.
The child / teacher ratio and number of children per class varies with each age:
One Year Olds: five children / one teacher: ten per class
Two Year Olds: six children / one teacher: twelve per class
Three Year Olds: seven / one teacher: fourteen per class
Four Year Olds/Pre-K: eight / one teacher: sixteen per class
Toddler Program 1-5 days (Mon-Fri) 9:00 – 12:00
Two Year Old Class 3 -5 days (Mon-Fri) 9:00 – 12:00
Three Year Old Class 3 -5 days (Mon-Fri) 9:00 – 12:00
Pre-Kindergarten Class 5 days (Mon-Fri) 9:00 – 12:00
Extended day on Wednesday (9:00 – 1:00)
The goal of the Annunciation Christian Academy is to provide a friendly, child oriented, hands-on, developmentally appropriate environment for each child who attends. Your child’s daily and weekly routine will include the following activities:
Art Art is an opportunity to use various mediums of artistic construction as well as age appropriate drawing and coloring techniques. Art develops the small motor skills and encourages imagination. It allows the children to work together though sharing materials and inspiration. Our emphasis will always be on the process rather than the product!
Church Each week the children are offered age appropriate Christian lessons given in the Church by one of the priests. On those days he is unavailable group study of Bible Stories will be held.
Circle Circle time is an opportunity for our students to come together as a group for conversation building skills, finger play, flannel board stories, topics of interest related to the curriculum, poems, reading, and learning the skills of listening and sharing.
Cultural Activities The school draws from a variety of cultural backgrounds therefore the children will be exposed to a variety of languages and cultural activities. As a group they will be exposed to the Greek language.
Free Play Free play is integral in developing the ability to interact with peers, in developing problem solving skills and in fostering imaginative play.
Music and Dance Age appropriate group music and movement classes are held weekly for the children.
Outdoor Play The play yard offers the opportunity to develop gross motor skills while cultivating social skills by cooperating and sharing with others.
Snack Time The children gain self-confidence as well as the ability to contribute positively to the group when helping with the snack preparation and clean-up. Snack time is used to emphasize the use of good manners, gratefulness and interacting appropriately with others.