The one-year-old program focuses primarily on speech, music and art. This program utilizes verbalization and gross motor skills in each activity. The one-year-old class is the most flexibly structured of the classes at Cornerstone Kids, focusing on play as a learning tool. Teacher-Student Ratio is 2:8
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 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 pre-writing skills, the alphabet is introduced and name recognition begins. Teacher-Student Ratio is 2:14
The four-year-old program is one of the more structured classes at Cornerstone Kids. Teacher-directed play is utilized, and more table and circle times are used. Emphasis is on name, letter, and number recognition. Teachers focus on language, literacy and math skills, as well as early handwriting practice. 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
The Cornerstone Kids kindergarten program follows the Georgia Performance Standards and the GKIDS requirement for students. Our kindergarten program utilizes Fundations curriculum by The Wilson Group 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, 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. Our Teacher-Student Ratio is 2:16
CKPK Weekly Enrichment Programs
Chapel is held weekly for the 3s and 4s. 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 music teacher that leads 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.
All Cornerstone Kids visit the library for Story Time. Each child is then able to select a book to check-out to read at home. Library time encorporates readings to support classroom themes, seasons and holidays, and specific student interests. Our goal is to foster a lifetime love of learning, literature, and exploring our world.