FCC’s Shining Light Preschool connects children and their families to Jesus through nurturing their spiritual, developmental and educational growth. Shining Light uses the Easy Breezy Preschool Curriculum for Preschool and Pre-K classes, and the Wee Curriculum for Toddler 1 and 2 classes. The preschool’s ultimate goal is to prepare all students for kindergarten by exposing them to the necessary skills needed: sensory development activities, social play, beginning phonics, early writing skills, music, are and beginning science and math. As a member of NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children, Shining Light follows guidelines set forth by the organization.
Shining Light Preschool has two program options for each school year: Tuesday/Thursday and Monday/Wednesday. Each program operates from 9:15 am – 2:15 pm on the designated day. Shining Light follows the Williamson County Schools schedule with regard to holidays and weather-related closings.
2018-19 Preschool Schedule
The 2018-19 Shining Light school year begins on Thursday, August 16, with Meet the Teacher/Parent Meetings for all students and parents, for both M/W and T/Th programs. The first full week of preschool begins on Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21.
Summer 2019 Information
Fall 2019-2020 Information
Shining Light’s Preschool program offers five class levels:
Walker (12 – 24 months) – Children in the Walker class are expected to use a sippy cup and to be able to eat finger foods. They take one nap during the course of the day from 11:45am-1:30pm. Children use a nap mat for nap time, but may also have a blanket, stuffed animal or pacifier to help with adjustment. Parents must provide the nap mat, sippy cups and lunch. Shining Light provides the snack, wipes and tote bag for belongings.
Toddler 1 (2 – 2 ½ years) – Children in the Toddler 1 class must turn two by the start of the school year. Parents must provide diapers, nap mat and lunch. Shining Light will provide the snack, diaper wipes and tote bag for belongings. Children will nap each day from 11:45am-1:30pm.
Toddler 2 (2 ½ year – 3 years) – Children in the Toddler 2 class must turn two no later than the previous April 30. They will work on potty-training during the course of the year. Parents must provide diapers/pull-ups, lunch and nap mat. Shining Light will provide the snack, diaper wipes and tote bag for belongings. Children will nap each day from 12:15pm-1:30pm.
Preschool (3 – 4 years) – Children in the Preschool class much turn three by the start of the school year. They are strongly encouraged to be potty-trained. At the very least, they should be actively working on it. Children must wear underwear or pull-ups in the preschool class; no diapers. Children do not take a nap. Parents much provide pull-ups (if needed) and lunch. Shining Light will provide the snack and tote bag for belongings.
Pre-K (4 – 5 years) – Children in the Pre-K class will attend kindergarten the following year and are actively preparing to do so. They should already be able to recognize colors, shapes, alphabet and numbers 1-20. The Pre-K class will work on various skills needed for kindergarten, such as: academic, social, listening, following directions and completing tasks independently. Parents much provide lunch. Shining Light will provide the snack and tote bag for belongings.