Preschool VPK

Gunnery Road Christian Academy offers a VPK program during the school year as well as in the summer. Your child will be provided a safe and nurturing educational environment. We endeavor to promote the value of the family, the church, and our country. We offer A Christ-centered program supporting the individuality of the child in a fun and caring experience. This early school experience provides students with a good spiritual training as well as a good pre-school experience, which will help to prepare them for their regular school experience.

 

Our Program

The VPK program started in 2005 with the signing of House Bill 1-A by governor Jeb Bush.  The program is designed to prepare each student for academic success in their future schooling.  All children who are both four years old before September 1 and Florida residents qualify for this program.

We use the Bob Jones Press Curriculum.  Here is the website link: http://www.bjupress.com/category/k4-christian-school-curriculum. Students learn phonics as a basis in learning to read.  Some of our Pre-K students will begin reading short simple stories by the end of the year.  They will be taught how to write neatly and will learn some number concepts.  The curriculum provides a good education foundation designed to prepare your child for kindergarten and give him a sound foundation in the basics so that he will be prepared when he reaches first grade.  In addition to these basic, the children will experience the joys of poetry, art, music, and science. Godly principles, through a planned Bible curriculum, are given reinforcement with Bible stores, memory verses, and simple doctrinal concepts.

 

VPK (School Year)

  1. Your child must turn 4 by September 1st.
  2. We go to school from Tuesday to Friday.  We do not have school on Monday’s.  Your child can either go to the morning class or the afternoon class.  The morning class is from 7:45 am to 11:30 am.  The afternoon class is from 12:15 pm to 4:00 pm.  We do not offer wrap-around care at this time.

VPK (Summer)

  1. Your child must turn 5 by September 1st.
  2. We go to school for 8 weeks in the summer, Monday to Friday.  The summer class starts at 8 am and is over at 3:30 pm.

 

VPK Enrollment Process

  1. Obtain a voucher from the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida.  Here is the website link: http://www.elcofswfl.org/parents-vpk-enrollment.php.
  2. Call our school at 239-694-3900 and set up an appointment with Ms. Diane or Miss Rachel.
  3. Bring your child’s voucher, immunization records and current physical to the appointment.