Preschool Academics

Our preschool is an all-day educational program for young learners, ages 2 – 4 years old.  These early years are extremely important and intimately tied to the future and educational success of your children.  Our diverse, qualified preschool teachers are wholly committed to loving each of their students and helping your young child to realize school is a fun and exciting place to be.  SMCA is licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Office of  Child Care.

Curriculum
SMCA preschool uses the A Beka curriculum as well as many early education resources. This curriculum lays a strong foundation for reading and language development in phonics while helping to prepare the child for the more structured classroom environment.

Engaging activities and learning through play help to keep children interested and to maintain a fun classroom experience while teaching them formative skills necessary for early development.


Core Subjects
Bible
Language Development
Numbers
Reading
Poetry
Phonics
Writing
Skills Development
Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics (STEM)
Enrichment Subjects
Music
Arts
Crafts
Library
Spanish
Physical Education
Center Time – Intro to Computers, Manipulatives,
Creative Play, Story Time, Scissor Skills

SMCA is devoted to the holistic development of our students. Teachers help the students to learn the joys of being kind to one another, making good choices, and praising God.

Developmental Screening
Development screenings (Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3) are conducted on all K2 through K5 students each year. These screenings help pinpoint developmental progress and creates a snapshot needed to catch delays and celebrate milestones. Evidence show that the earlier development is assessed — the greater the chance a child has to reach his or her potential. Learn more about ASQ-3.

Community Service
Preschool and Elementary students are involved in community service projects throughout the year. Past projects include coat, mitten, and pajama drives, local food bank donations, Safe Night food and supply preparation, Operation Christmas Child, and donations to other schools that have experienced disasters.

Mission Projects
As students learn about cultures and children around the world, they collected “Change for China” and sent scripture-filled Valentines to our school missionary in China.