Pre-K Ducks

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Welcome To The

Pre-K Ducks Class!

Welcome to the Ducks class, which is a multi-faceted, blended pre-kindergarten 4’s class. Our 3 pre-kindergarten classes have similar curriculums, as all are focused on pre-kindergarten education. However, we have found that separating the classes into the distinct age groups and preparedness levels allows us to identify the necessary academic and social development differences in each specific child. Children may move from the Ducks Class to an older pre-kindergarten class, or ideally to the New Covenant Kindergarten class.

The pre-kindergarten classes at New Covenant are designed to build confidence and independence in every child so that they are ready for Kindergarten. We accomplish this goal by providing a safe, warm and nurturing classroom environment. In addition to our academic focus, we place a strong daily focus on building social, communication, and problem-solving skills. Academics are focused on “center work”, with each providing a different experience such as; literacy, letter recognition and formation alongside phonemic awareness. By utilizing Learning without Tears, we encourage children to understand how letters are formed using both straight and curved lines. The foundation of our Math center is built on number recognition and math concepts such as patterning, graphing and spatial awareness. Additionally, we engage the children in our art centers where we are able to work in smaller groups that reflect our academic theme for the month. We utilize progress and process art in each classroom and at each age level. We feel that it is critical for every child to be able to express their creative mindset, but also equally important to practice using fine motor skills and understanding how to follow multi-step directions. Outdoor play and imaginary play in the classroom are another important part of our day providing opportunities for our Pre-kindergarten learners to explore self-control, problem-solving and independent decision-making. These students expand their language use by communicating with their peers, and coming together for class storytime, where introductory literary concepts are introduced. Reading aloud helps with rhyming and vocabulary expansion and helps your child create positive associations with books and reading.

All these various activities work in unison to not only build your child’s academic and social skills, but to provide the most fun and caring preschool experience for them. Conferences are offered twice a year, but questions and concerns, and open dialogue are encouraged throughout the year.

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Meet Our Teachers

Scottsdale Preschool | New Covenant Teacher Ms. Heather

Ms. Heather

Pre-K Ducks Teacher (middle 4's)

Ms. Heather was born in Ontario, Canada and lived there before moving to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2008. She knew she wanted to be a teacher since she was five years old! In her teenage years, she worked at summer camps and at her church’s children’s programs. She completed her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Teacher Education from the University of London, Ontario. Upon completion of her studies, she began her teaching career at a private Christian school where she taught elementary students. In the subsequent eight years, she taught at various levels of elementary school, in both regular and special education programs. Heather was raised in a Christian home and received Christ as her Savior at the age of nine. She loves Jesus and has been involved in various ministries during her adult [...]

Ms. Hannah

Pre-K Ducks Teacher (middle 4's)

Ms. Hannah has been a part of the New Covenant team for three years now. She started as a Teacher’s Aide in 2017 and then last year helped to start the Ducks classroom. This year she will continue in the Ducks class with Ms. Heather! Ms. Hannah graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s degree in Counseling in 2017 but has ultimately found her passion for teaching littles here at New Covenant. She was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ; a native! In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and her pup, Goldie! Ms. Hannah is so excited about the school year to come, and can’t wait to meet the sweetest group of 4-year-olds!

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Get in Touch

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