Programs

EARLY DEVELOPMENT IS FUNDAMENTAL TO THE GROWTH OF YOUR CHILD
The Preschool at Riva Trace believes in fostering child growth and learning in a developmentally appropriate environment.  We are a faith-based program dedicated to providing accessible and affordable education in a loving and nurturing setting.  Our goal is to assist every child in developing academically, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. The Kindergarten at Riva Trace furthers these goals by offering a program that provides an excellent academic foundation for children who will transition to public or private school, while continuing to foster emotion, social, and spiritual growth.

CURRICULUM
We use curricula that are flexible and which exceed state standards. Our 2 Year Old Program utilizes the Mother Goose Time curriculum. Our 3s-PreK use a curriculum from the Mississippi State University Early Childhood Institute. Our Kindergarten has chosen to use Abeka. We chose these curricula because they meet or exceed the criteria for children going on to Anne Arundel County Public Schools. The activities are divided into thematic units, with weekly schedules and ideas for indoor and outdoor learning and play. These include skills, or “competencies,” in five major areas: language, math and reasoning, scientific understanding, social and emotional development, and physical development.

We have an Early Literacy Specialist who works with our teachers to help keep children challenged and learning in addition to what is taught learned in class. She focuses specifically on children in our 4s, PreK and Kindergarten programs.

We also utilize The Gospel Project Biblical Curriculum. The Gospel Project takes students on a chronological journey through God’s big story—the story of redemption woven through Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. When students truly experience the gospel they are forever changed. It is the gospel, not good behavior, which transforms hearts. The gospel changes everything. The entire curriculum is constructed to meet your preschoolers where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Through age appropriate activities, preschoolers are building their spiritual foundation so that by the time they graduate to Elementary Education they know these three basic truths:

  • God Made Me
  • God Loves Me
  • Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever

MUSIC, ART AND MORE!
The Preschool at Riva Trace and the Kindergarten at Riva Trace will provide a fun and creative environment where children can learn about music and art.  We will help children explore how to express their talents through music, creative movement and art. Each class has planned learning activities that are age appropriate for your child.  These opportunities include both active and quiet play as well as indoor and outdoor activities.  We will also help them to understand how these can be an expression of praise and worship to God!

Enrichment ACTIVITIES
We know how important it is for your child to learn how to play and interact with other children. To encourage growth in this area, we provide 3 additional opportunities for our Preschool students.

Lunch Bunch
Available only on days your child is scheduled to attend. This extra hour includes time to eat lunch and a play session.
Pick up is at 1:15 pm.
Cost: $6 per child per session

Extension Afternoon
Open to MWF 4’s and PK. These extra 2 hours include time to eat, extra gross motor time, and enrichment activities.
Pick up is at 2:15 pm.
Cost: $20 per student per session.

Enrichment Friday – Full for the Current School Year
Available to 3s’ classes only. This is an extra day of instruction with enrichment activities.
Hours are 9:15 – 12:15 pm.
Cost is $25 per child per session.

2 Year Olds

Meets either two days a week or 1 day a week from 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Children must be 2 in order to enter the class.

The 2 Year Old classes are designed to introduce children to a structured environment but with ample opportunity for play. The focus is to provide chances to play together as well as to develop social and proactive pre-academic skills. These students are also exposed to letters, shapes, and numbers.

3 Year Olds

Meets two days a week from 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Children must be 3 by September 1, 2021.

The 3 Year Old classes are designed to introduce children to a structured environment but with ample opportunity for play. The focus is to provide chances to make choices and to develop social and proactive pre-academic skills. These students are also exposed to letters, shapes and numbers in addition to fine motor development.

4 Year Olds

Meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Children must be 4 by September 1, 2021.

Along with our curriculum, letters and sounds, math concepts, and scripture are introduced. These students will be able to experience a Bible-based, school readiness program three days a week.

Pre - Kindergarten

Meet Monday-Friday from 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Children entering these classes must be entering kindergarten for the next school year or by permission of the director.

Along with our curriculum, letters and sounds, math concepts, and scripture are introduced. These students will be able to experience a Bible-based, school readiness program five days a week.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten classes meet Monday – Friday from 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Children entering this class must be 5 by September 1, 2021.

This class uses the Abeka curriculum to provide Kindergarten students a Bible-based, school program five days a week.