About Fairview Preschool
Fairview Preschool is a ministry of Fairview Christian Fellowship. The purpose of Fairview Preschool is to provide intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual development of the whole child, within a Christian context. Each day we seek to meet the following objectives:
Allow children to develop at their own pace
Provide opportunities for self-expression
Encourage investigation and participation in group activities
Promote health, physical growth and motor development
Prepare children for elementary school
Our customized curriculum — which incorporates elements from Montessori and Waldorf educational philosophies — creates a structured environment in which children are both encouraged to learn through their own interactions and guided by Biblically based thematic learning units.
Independent Quiet Activities
Thematic Learning Lessons
Snack / Lunch Time
Fine and Gross Motor Development
Large Indoor Play Space
Art and Crafts
Letter and Number Activities
Learning centers allow children to choose from a variety of educational options, encouraging exploration and creating a positive, fun attitude toward learning. We also learn and play outdoors as often as weather permits! Our students are offered opportunities to take advantage of additional learning opportunities at school in Spanish, computers, and soccer.
Discovery / Science
Art / Crafts
Computer / iPad
Numbers / Math / Charting
Letters / Writing Center
Large Dollhouse Community
Car / Train / Transportation
Clay / Play dough
Home Living / Dramatic Play / Dress-Up Clothes
Water Play / Outdoor Exploration
Seasonally-based Montessori Learning Bins
Library / Book Reading Center
Fine Motor / Manipulative Activities
Special events throughout the school year provide focal points for the children. The anticipation of these special events reinforce our constant theme of learning-as-fun and are tied into our thematic learning curriculum and often correspond to and help celebrate holidays. We encourage parental/extended family involvement in all of our special events.
Circus / Zoo Week
Harvest / Thanksgiving Feast
I love Jesus Celebration / Christmas Program
Teddy Bear Day / Groundhog Day / PJ Day
Fire Department Day
Water Fun Day
Mother and Grandmother Tea
Graduation / End of Year Program
By taking the children out into the community and surrounding area on a variety of field trips, we enhance and reinforce what they learn in the classroom. We encourage parental and extended family involvement in all of our field trips.
About the Director
Fairview Preschool director Chris Lance has a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and has been ACSI certified. With 42 years of experience teaching three, four, and five year olds, she has created a developmentally appropriate curriculum integrated with Biblical themes.