Our Preschool is Different by Design
Welcome to Heritage Christian Preschool. We are so happy you are considering our preschool for your child. We know that you will be very pleased with the quality of care your child receives at HCS. We are dedicated to creating a learning environment where each child can experience Kindergarten readiness academics and grow in their knowledge of Jesus Christ.
God has graciously blessed our program with highly qualified preschool teachers that work hard to implement a curriculum encompassing language arts, writing, art, math, science, social skills, and Bible. We offer Enrichment Programs emphasizing Storybook, Spanish, Sign Language, and Missions as well as bi-monthly Chapel where a selected student receives a Conqueror Award. With a focus on the importance of reading, the preschool has the opportunity to utilize Stark County’s first Ben Carson Reading room located in HCS.
We realize you have choices on where your child attends preschool and the importance of early learning. Throughout the U.S. there are initiatives expanding access to high-quality early childhood education. Research has revealed that when children are exposed to academic, social, and cognitive skills at the early stages of their lives, while the brain is forming, it increases a child’s potential for success at school and in life. We recognize the value of education but more so in the significance of establishing a firm foundation in Christ. Proverbs 22:6 states with great reverence “Train a child in the way he should go. When he is old, he will not turn away from it.”
We encourage you to contact the preschool office to set up a tour of our program. You are welcome to call or email if you are interested in learning more about us. We offer a variety of schedules to meet your needs.
OUR CLASSES AT A GLANCE
Each child is a special gift from God. We believe that Christian education is the best way to guide children in developing their God-given talents and abilities. Each family plays a vital role in the way a child develops. Parental involvement is extremely important. We respect and support the family and pledge to work closely with parents to aid them in the healthy development of each child.
We believe that children should be exposed to a variety of hands-on learning experiences in order to enhance their knowledge and understanding of shapes, colors, numbers, letters, and other cognitive skills. Children will also work to improve their fine/gross motor skill development and their social interaction with others.
Heritage Christian Preschool is in a unique position to reinforce the efforts of the Christian home and church to train children to love, trust and serve the Lord. We will adhere to the authority and teachings of the Holy Bible.
We will encourage an enthusiasm for learning through a variety of hands-on activities. Children will also learn through the use of drama, music, and play.
Our teachers encourage participation in group activities and stress the importance of getting along with other children. Manners are taught and used on a daily basis.
The preschool setting will help children learn to recognize a variety of emotions. They will also learn appropriate responses to their emotions.
Children will be encouraged to participate in activities to develop large and small muscle coordination and motor skills.
Heritage Christian Preschool desires to instill a positive Christian outlook on the month of October by encouraging parent and child involvement through reading. Storybook month challenges our students to strive for success by meeting and exceeding a goal of 500 books read by October 31st. To celebrate our achievement we host a Storybook party where the children dress as their favorite storybook characters, join in activities, and showcase our accomplishments as we fellowship with K-7.
School Year Field Trips
All students will participate in two field trips to encourage hands-on learning: Ramseyer Farms and the McKinley Museum. Students in the Pre-Kindergarten classes (ages 4 and 5) will go on a third field trip to Sarah Care for Missions month in March.
During the month of March, HCS preschool focuses on the importance of missions. We recognize that our world and our community have people with needs. Our desire is to reach out beyond our four walls and touch the hearts and lives of people in our community. Each class learns what it means when the Bible says, “It is better to give than to receive”. At the beginning of the month, each preschool class is given a jar in which the children and families are asked to bring in money donations. There is always a fun contest to see which class can bring in the most funds! At the end of the month, the money donated is used to purchase warm blankets, sock, and other useful items to meet the needs of the elderly at Sarah Care Adult Day Care Center in Canton. The best part is when our pre-kindergarten classes have the opportunity to go on a field trip to Sarah Care at the end of the month to visit and deliver our gifts in person. The children have fun shining the light of Jesus with the people at Sarah Care by singing songs, reading books and participating in designing a nice craft together.
Your child will have the opportunity to nurture a love of reading in a fun and exciting atmosphere! This travelling library comes at the beginning of each month with a new theme and fun interactive stories. Students can then check out a book that is kept in their classroom.
During the month of February, the preschool focuses on diversity and the Spanish culture. Our high school Spanish teacher and the high school Spanish class come down to the preschool classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to teach the preschool different Spanish themed lessons. Each high school student teaches our preschool a mini lesson on different topics. These students, along with the teacher cover colors, numbers, animals, greetings, and people. The students play Spanish games with the preschool to help them better understand the Spanish words. At the end of the month, we have a fiesta with the Spanish students. We eat Mexican food, hit a piñata, make maracas, and the high school students make Spanish books for each student that covers topics the preschoolers learned. The children have fun learning how to speak Spanish and love learning from older students at Heritage Christian School, in turn, the students receive valuable experience with public speaking and leadership.