The King’s Academy Preschool Opens Fourth Location in Wellington/Loxahatchee
The King’s Academy Preschool (TKAP) is pleased to announce the opening of a new campus in Wellington/Loxahatchee for two and three-year old students. TKAP Loxahatchee is located in Trinity West Church on Southern Boulevard just one mile west of Binks Forest Drive.
In 2008, TKA created an exciting community outreach, founding The King’s Academy Preschool (TKAP) to serve two and three year old students and their families. TKA’s strategy for TKAP was three-fold: to educate future Christian leaders at an early age, to meet local communities’ needs for quality preschool care, and to introduce TKA to families who might never visit King’s main campus. Led by Mrs. Vickie Farmer, a licensed early education specialist, and a dedicated faculty, God has blessed TKAP richly with more than 120 preschool students at its current locations: at First Baptist Church of Royal Palm Beach, Church in the Palms in Greenacres, and Cross Community Church (formerly Maranatha Church) in Palm Beach Gardens.
Much of TKAP’s rapid success can be attributed to its caring staff and a well-planned, research-based curriculum. The Preschool’s instructional program is based on the belief that children learn through play. Play is their work. It is through play, art, music, and TKAP’s hands-on approach that language arts, math, and science are introduced. Developmentally appropriate curriculum is customized to meet each child’s individual needs: socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and spiritually. TKAP daily practices provide consistency while incorporating emergent curriculum which stimulates each child’s unique interests, curiosity, and sense of discovery.
TKAP’s curriculum offers:
• monthly themes
• discovery learning centers
• Bible stories, pledges, songs and devotions
• art, science, home, building, pretend play, writing and music centers
• simple math and phonics skills
• large and fine motor skills and manipulative development
• interactive play and movement
• behavior and manners teaching
• Godly character traits and values
• simple scripture memory
• letters, shapes, colors, numbers and opposites
• weekly chapel with music and movement (where parents are always welcome)
• weekly lesson plans
• supervised outdoor playground time in the morning and afternoon
Mrs. Farmer describes her faculty’s goals for the Preschool as follows, “We seek to create a Christ-centered atmosphere of love, respect, trust, and safety where children will strive to achieve their maximum potential under God. Our faculty endeavors to minister to the ‘total’ child. This instruction encompasses the spiritual, mental, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional areas of child development. These areas are inseparable. Therefore, the truth of God’s Word is incorporated throughout the entire curriculum.”