Preschool in Keller: Foundation for Classical Education

March 15, 2011

Preschool Keller

Preschool Keller suggests: MLCA -The best preschool in Keller, Texas that provides a foundation for a Classical Education.

Attending MLCA’s “ECC” (a Preschool in Keller, Texas), can be an important first step in a journey toward a full Classical Education. Preschool Keller recommends Messiah Lutheran Classical Academy as one of the best Classical education schools in the Keller, Tx area. The ECC (Early Childhood Center) or preschool is located on the same facility as the Classical Academy and is the best way to get a head start in building a foundation for a truly Classical Education.

Preschool Keller: Are Familiar with The Classical Education Approach?

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If you are not familiar with the Classical Education process and would like to learn more about it, we reprint here an article by a lady in New York named Alexandra Stchast, which gives a very basic notion of what Classical Education is. Of course there is a lot more to the process and methods used. Please feel free to call the(MLCA) school office to talk to someone about this “time proven” educational paradigm.

Utilizing a Unique Approach in Classical Education With Proven Results

By Alexandra Stchast

In the last decade some private Christian Schools in NY started to offer an education based on the Trivium model to develop children’s learning proficiency and character building. Classical Christian education has been providing a solid academic program based on the structure of Christian beliefs to develop both the mind of the students and their faith in God. This approach provides a crucial foundation of learning and character development in a child.

The fusion of this time-tested method of education and the structural substance of Christian belief helps create more organized and productive approach in learning. This educational model uses a time proven academic curriculum based on the Classical pedagogy. Faculty staff must be proficient in Classical methodology, and teaches students following the Classical Education model.

Historical periods cover Ancient Egypt, the Greek and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the understanding of modern history. History can be used as a foundation in understanding the relation between the things that happen today with the occurrences in the past and history is always a part of classes in Art, physical Education, Music, and languages (French and Latin). Some Christian schools today also include chess training in their curriculum for students as a way to further develop the mind of students in logic, critical thinking and problem solving.

Ideally, this type of school would have a strong Music program, offering instruction in violin, piano, cello, and chamber music, as well as public performance several times a year. Program may include: ear training, music theory and music history, from Gregorian chant to contemporary music. The Advanced Conservatory Program would be offered for those who have studied their instruments for a minimum of five years and are pursuing music more seriously or applying to music schools for college.

Utilizing a unique approach in education with proven results, Christian Schools, which based their education on the Trivium model continuously engaging both the hearts and minds of their students to create a solid foundation for learning. Their teaching staff is trained to guide the spirit of the students while shaping the behavior of the students.
There are many Excellent Schools with similar approach located in Manhattan such as: Geneva School of Manhattan, St. Ignatius Loyola School, Transfiguration School, St. Patrick Old Cathedral School and more.

The Geneva School of Manhattan was established in 1996 to provide a quality education for children. A private Christian school located in the heart of New York City, across the Carnegie Hall on West 57th street, Geneva School of Manhattan provides an excellent learning ground based on the framework of Christian beliefs. Visit their site at resource box for more information about their academic curriculum.
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Preschool Keller: MLCA prepares your child for a classical education.

Some, but not all, Keller preschools, are glorified child care facilities.  If  you really want your child to excel in their studies as they progress through the grades, it is important that they have a firm foundation to build upon. There is a classical education movement afoot. The preschool in Keller that best prepares your child to take advantage of this is located at 1308 Whitley Road, Keller, Texas 76248. It is the Messiah Lutheran Early Childhood Center (preschool in Keller).

Preschool Keller, Texas 76248 – Give Messiah’s ECC a call today – (817)431-6139.

Three Preschool Easter Crafts

March 10, 2011


Preschool Easter Crafts


Preschool Easter Crafts

Lent has begun and Easter is not far ahead. Here are some preschool Easter crafts that any preschooler will have a great time completing. This is a special time for Preschool Keller. Christians around the world are preparing to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. What better way is there to witness this historic life changing event with preschool children than with crafts that tell the story.

Guest Preschool Easter Crafts Article: by Nicola Fourie

3 Easy Preschool Christian Easter Crafts

These preschool christian Easter crafts make the story of the resurrection of Jesus come to life. Celebrate Easter with crafts like Jesus is risen cup, the tomb craft as well as a scratch cross.

Preschool Christian Easter Crafts 1 – Jesus Is Risen Cup

Materials:
Plastic cup
Soil
Seed
Paint
Paint brushes
Small tongue depresses
Ribbon
Newspaper
Glue

Directions:
Prepare the surface area, by placing newspaper down on the tables. Using a clean dry plastic cup, let the children decorate the cup using paint. Painting on different patterns etc. While the paint is drying, paint the two small tongue depressors with red paint. Allow to dry and glue together to form a cross.

Once the cup is completely dry, using the ribbon, tie around the cup and end with a bow. This is where it get a little dirty, place the soil into the cups about three quarters of the way up. Each child now plants their seed into the soil.

Explain to the children the symbolism of this preschool christian Easter crafts:
The bow of the ribbon, reminds us of Jesus “free” gift of salvation. The red cross symbolizes the blood that was shed for our sins, so that we are completely washed clean and are forgiven. The seed that is put under the ground, symbolizes that Jesus died and was buried, but as they see the plant grow and come out of the ground, they will be reminded of the new life that they have received. this is a wonderful visual preschool christian Easter crafts that the little ones seem to understand.

Preschool Christian Easter Crafts 2 – Scratch Cross

Materials:
Wax crayons
Poster card
Pencil
Pair of scissors
Ribbon
Hole Punch

Directions:
Draw a cross on poster card. Have the children cut out the cross. Let them color the cross in (using wax crayons) different patterns, using different colors, the more color the better. Now they need to color over the patterns with black wax crayon, the entire cross needs to be black, so that you cannot see the color underneath.

Take a pencil and start scratching the name Jesus onto the cross. This can be done across the width of the cross. Allow the children to scratch with the pencil and make other patterns and shapes around the name Jesus. Punch a hole at the top of the cross and place a ribbon through it, so that they can hang this preschool christian Easter crafts up at home.

Preschool Christian Easter Crafts 3 – The Tomb Craft

Materials:
One Paper plate per child
Paint brush
Brown and Black Paint
Newspaper
Brown paper bag
Pair of scissors
Glue
Greeting cards with angles on them / template of an angle

Directions:
Prepare the area for this preschool christian Easter crafts, by covering the tables in newspaper. Cut the paper plate in half, right down the middle. Paint the one half of the paper plate brown and the other black. Cut a rounded doorway in the middle of the front paper plate (brown one) using a pair or of scissors.

Cut out an angle from a greeting card or a template. Stick the angle onto the bottom middle of the black paper plate. i.e. you should be able to see the angle through the doorway that was cut out from the other paper plate. Now carefully stick the two halves together, with the brown side in the front and the black side at the back. So that the angle is seen through the doorway. It should stand on the flat middle part of the plate, with the curved side on top.

Take the brown paper bag and scrunch it up tightly into a ball. Use tape to keep the ball in place. This will act as the stone. Place the “stone” before the doorway and have the children roll it away from the door of the cave.

Explain that Jesus body was no longer dead, He has risen and the angel of the Lord is there to tell all the people that Jesus is alive. Also remember to explain to the little ones that the Easter egg is a representation of the stone that was rolled away. Enjoy these preschool christian Easter crafts.

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Preschool Easter Crafts are a Fun Way to Witness To Your Preschooler

May you have a blessed Easter! We here at preschool Keller hope that this article has been helpful to you and your preschooler. If you have a child that will be beginning preschool next year, we highly recommend Messiah Lutheran Classical Academy preschool. They have an excellent preschool program.

Have fun with these Preschool Easter Crafts!

Best Preschool Choice in Keller, Texas

Preschool Keller - Messiah Lutheran Early Childhood Center (ECC) is the preschool ministry of Messiah Lutheran Church. It is the best preschool Keller has to offer, bar none!

Developing minds are an awesome thing to watch. That being said, they can often be frustrating and hard to deal with! Enter the ladies at the ECC. You will not find a more loving, caring, and patient group of people. They love children and take great joy in watching and helping them grow. They strive to meet the spiritual, social, emotional, and physical needs of their students.

These little ones are surrounded in a loving, Christian, and educationally charged atmosphere. The goal is to help each of these youngsters achieve personal success which fosters a positive and “can do” attitude. We want to instill in them, at a very early age, the joy of discovery and learning new things. Continue reading »

More Benefits of Preschool

Preschool Keller - When considering enrolling your child in a preschool in Keller, Tx (Texas), there are many things to consider. When my kids were small I didn't want to start them early. The prevailing wisdom of the time was "start them late". That way they are more mature and able to cope. All that has changed now!

With so much competition for the "good jobs", it is imperative that our children get acclimated to the academic environment as early as possible (don't over do it of course) ;-).

This article by Beverly Frank sums up a number of the benefits of starting your child out right - with preschool!


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: What Are the Benefits of Preschool for Parent and Child?
By Beverly Frank
There are a number of benefits for sending your kids to preschool, here are some of the top reasons preschool is a great idea:
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