CornerstoneKids

Preschool & Kindergarten

Programs

Ones Program

The one-year-old program focuses primarily on speech, music and art. This is usually the first time that a child is away from Mommy and Daddy, and is vitally important in beginning a positive school attitude. This program utilizes verbalization and gross motor skills in each activity. The one-year-old class is the most unstructured of the classes at Cornerstone Kids focusing on play as a learning tool. A child entering this class must be one before September 1 and walking.  This program is offered 2 days a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Teacher-Student Ratio is 2:8

 

Twos Program

The two-year-old program builds on using play as a learning tool. The children will also have circle time and table time along with teacher-directed play. Emphasis is on sharing, taking turns, verbalization, gross and fine motor skills. Basic colors, shapes and counting are also introduced.  Teacher-Student Ratio is 2:12

The two-year-old program is broken into two class choices.

  • a two-day class that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • a three-day class that meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

 

Threes Program

The three-year-old program continues with skills introduced in the two-year-old program, but more in-depth. Circle and table times are longer. Teacher-directed play is more defined with children following simple two or three step instructions. Along with colors, shapes, counting and prewriting skills, the alphabet is introduced and name recognition begins. Teacher-Student Ratio is 2:14

We offer these options for three-year old classes:

  • a two-day class that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • a three-day class that meets on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays
  • a three-day class that meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • a four-day class that meets on  Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays

 

Fours Program

The four-year-old program is one of the more structured classes at Cornerstone Kids. Although teacher-directed play is utilized, more table and circle times are used. Emphasis is on name, letter, and number recognition. Teachers utilize the Get Set for School curriculum for language, literacy and math skills and Handwriting Without Tears curriculum for early handwriting skills. Listening skills are honed by multi-step instructions. The goal of the four-year-old program is to prepare the child for a positive year in kindergarten.  Teacher-Student Ratio is 2:16

We offer these options for four-year old classes:

  • a four day class that meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
  • a five day class that meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

 

Kindergarten Program

The Cornerstone Kids kindergarten program follows the Georgia Performance Standards and the GKIDS requirement for students. Our kindergarten program utilizes the Beginning to Read, Write, and Listen curriculum by McGraw-Hill for phonics and early reading skills, Weekly Reader for science and social studies, and Hands-On Standards for math. Our students have a weekly music class, Spanish class, bi-weekly library visits as well as weekly chapel lessons. Kindergartners attend school from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Monday - Thursday) and 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Friday). The goal of the kindergarten class is to prepare the child for a positive year in first grade.  Teacher-Student Ratio is 2:16

 

Chapel

Chapel is held weekly for the 3's and 4's. Chapel begins with singing Bible songs, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and Lord's prayer followed by a short lesson which consists of Bible stories and biblical truths held true by all Christian denominations.  We teach one Bible story and Bible verse per month.  These stories and lessons are taught weekly in the classrooms.  Our children learn that "God made me and Jesus loves me."

 

Music and Movement

Music is an important part of the Cornerstone Kids school experience and is used as a teaching aid in the classroom. We also have a paid music teacher that comes in for weekly music time with each class. Students have the opportunity to experiment with different instruments, and music classes incorporate a lot of movement and dance. Cornerstone Kids' students perform two musical programs each year, one in December and one in May.

 

Library

All Cornerstone Kids visit the library weekly for Story Time.  Each child is then able to select a book to check-out to read at home.  In addition, Story Time is offered weekly to the community during the school year.  Parents and children participate in Story Time and then share in a theme related craft or activity. 

Community Story Time is offered on Mondays at 9:00 a.m.  Visitors please check in at the office.

 

Lunch Buddies

"Lunch Buddy" is an optional service offered by our teachers Monday-Thursday from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  The children bring their lunch from home and eat and play.  When the weather is nice, the children will play outside on the playground. In inclement weather, they will play inside.  There is no educational instruction during Lunch Buddy.  This extension of the day is a fun, social time for children that have already adjusted to school and do not need an early afternoon nap.

Lunch Buddy tags are sold in bundles of 5 for $25 or individually for $6.  Permanent and monthly pricing options are available.