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At Rocky Bayou Christian School, our preschool for 3 and 4 year olds is referred to as Kindergarten. That is because we provide your early learner with a true educational experience teaching them more than the average preschool program in these incredibly formative years.
Kindergarten at Rocky serves students aged 3-5 and provides foundational learning opportunities for advanced, traditional, and special needs children. With a structured environment, loving and nurturing teachers, and small class sizes we prepare your student to excel spiritually, academically, and socially. A student must be independent in the bathroom in order to be a candidate for our school, and with rolling enrollment we are able to admit students during the school year based on availability and maturity.
Our 3 and 4 year old Kindergarteners enjoy learning to identify letters, numbers, shapes, and more. Manners and proper classroom etiquette are also taught. Many of our students leave our 3 year old class reading short vowel sound words, and beginning in the 4 year old class we focus on learning to read and write in cursive.
Kindergarten classes for our 5 year old students include reading groups, number sense and pattern recognition. Unstructured play time is scheduled during the day, and field trips are included in your tuition. Hands on activities, STEMM opportunities, engaging music class twice a week, art exploration and a biblical worldview woven throughout every subject every day make our Kindergarten program the best choice for your curious student.
Our Kindergarten classes fill up fast. If you are interested in having your 3, 4, or 5 year old attend Rocky, we highly recommend you schedule a tour now to reserve your child’s seat.
A Message from Crystal Murray, RBCS Niceville Campus, Kindergarten Director
Welcome to Kindergarten! I have taught at Rocky Bayou Christian School for the past seven years, and have had the pleasure to serve as the Kindergarten Director for the past five years. I have over 20 years of experience in both public and private Christian schools, with a focus in kindergarten for 15 of those years.
It is my desire to serve the Lord faithfully by raising up the next generation to know Christ and to use their strengths and talents for kingdom purposes. As Kindergarten Director, I consider it a great privilege to partner with parents to shepherd young hearts and minds. Our kindergarten team of teachers are dedicated to provide a safe and nurturing environment that trains students in righteousness and instills a love of learning. Our focus is to equip these young students for the future that God has prepared for them.
I encourage you to take a tour of our campus. You will be able to observe in classrooms and see first-hand the quality teaching of our staff, as well as the implementation of a Biblically-based curriculum. You can discover the difference a passion for Christ, a safe environment, and an integrated Biblical worldview can make in the lives of your children!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A ROCKY KINDERGARTEN STUDENT
|7:45-8:15||Morning Seatwork, Activities and Announcements|
|8:15-8:30||Pledge (USA Flag, Christian Flag, & the Bible) & Review of Classroom Rules|
|8:30-9:45||Math – Bob Jones Math curriculum with manipulatives (includes calendar math)|
|9:45-10:15||Bob Jones English/Language Arts Block*|
|10:15-10:45||Bathroom/ Snack/ Recess|
|10:45-12:30||English/Language Arts Block*|
|12:30-1:30||Bathroom/ Lunch/ Recess|
|1:30-2:00||ABeka Bible time with Doctrinal Drills, committing Bible verses to memory (minimum of 26 verses each year) and Bible lessons|
|2:00-2:30||ABeka Handwriting in cursive for K5 students|
Rocky Bayou Christian School is a K-3 through 12th grade college preparatory Christian school with campuses in Niceville and Crestview offering traditional, special services, online academy and homeschool programs. RBCS is accredited through the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS) and is committed to equipping generations to use their God-given abilities as Champions for Christ. RBCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in any of its programs.