Physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual development

Vibrant Church has a new updated kids facility that not only cares for your children during weekend services but is also a daycare during the work week. If you are interested in signing up your child for Vibrant Kids Academy, please fill out the Registration Form. Once the registration form is complete, you will be emailed a confirmation outlining your next steps.

Vibrant Kids Academy Mission Statment

At Vibrant Kids Academy, we strive to offer an atmosphere specifically designed for your children where they feel safe, loved, and cared for. Your children will learn timeless truths and experience God’s love every day. We are passionate about the next generation and providing age-appropriate methods to help your child learn more about God and the world around them through play. Here at Vibrant Kids Academy, we focus on the “whole child” in areas of physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual development.

We are passionate about the next generation

Admission Requirements

 

  • A completed enrollment form – any personal information concerning children or parents will not be disclosed for any reason.
  • A Registration Fee (non-refundable) of $75.00
  • A Supply Fee (non-refundable) of $25.00
  • A 121 form of your child’s immunization records, which may be obtained from your physician or the health department and is a requirement by the Mississippi Department of Health. All 121 forms must be kept current and up to date for your child to be enrolled in childcare.
  • Parent Handbook filled out and signed. Stop by the office to pick up a copy, 500 Holly Hills Rd Columbus, MS.

area of focus

Physical Development
Developing hand and body coordination, learning physical skills, learning good health habits.
Emotional Development
Developing a good self-image, developing a sense of responsibility, developing persistence in completing a task. Our teachers will work with each child to build trust through the care that they receive.
Intellectual Development
Developing the child’s academic learning, teaching them practical problem-solving skills, developing expressive ideas, and forming concepts while discovering God’s world.
Social Development
Developing the child’s social skills by interacting with others around them in their classroom community.
Spiritual Deveolpment
Developing an awareness of God and a habit of giving thanks through prayer for things enjoyed in life, helping increase the child’s ability to make choices between right and wrong.

Curriculum

All classes from infant through four-year-old preschool use a “holistic” approach. This is defined as using techniques to develop the five senses and to strengthen the development of the whole child. We will use weekly themes that are developmentally age-appropriate. Bible verses and lessons will be used in our classrooms along with prayer.

Curriculum Objectives

Curriculum objectives are designed to meet the needs of the total child – a unique individual with individual learning differences. The objectives of the curriculum are planned to promote intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. This program places much emphasis on emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. This program places much emphasis on “learning centers.” Each room is designed with learning centers that give the child a choice of what to do and when, such as: art, blocks, dramatic play, music, nature, puzzles, and group time.

Children are unique individuals who develop at different rates. Learning takes place through active exploration of the environment through child-initiated and teacher-selected activities. Educational activities provide opportunities for children to explore materials, interact with peers and adults, and construct their own understanding of the world around them.

Families are the primary caregivers and educators of young children. The teachers of Vibrant Academy will make parents aware of classroom goals and experiences provided in the child’s learning environment. Teachers will work collaboratively with parents to ensure that children receive optimal learning experiences.

Letters and Sounds
Recognize, name, and write all 26 letters of the alphabet, both uppercase and lowercase letters; Recognize his or her own first name and be able to print it; Recognize letters and meaningful words like mom, dad, and love; Develop a connection between letters and sounds; Know the correct sound or sounds that each letter makes and be able to read 30 high-frequency words- also called “sight words” – such as and, the, and in.
Colors, Shapes, and Objects
Recognize the name of colors; Recognize basic shapes; Recognize body parts; Name and describe common shapes; Identify, sort, and classify objects by color, size, and shape.
Numbers and Counting
Recognize and identify the numbers 1 through 50; Correctly count 10 or more objects; Identify what numerals 0 to 9 look like and able to name them correctly; Recognize, write, order, and count objects up to number 50; Will be exposed to addition and subtraction (add with a sum of 10 or less and subtract from 10 or less).
Cutting, Drawing, and Writing
Cut with scissors; Hold a crayon and pencil correctly; Draw and color beyond just scribbles; Appropriately use and hold pencils, paintbrushes, and glue. Write simple CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words, such as hat, red, and dog; Establish left- or right-hand dominance.
Socializing and Sharing
Know how to share and cooperate; Work together and take turns; Participate in group activities and follow simple directions; Communicate wants and needs; Follow class rules; Stand quietly in line; Follow directions agreeably and easily; Pay attention for 15 to 20 minutes; Share materials.
Time and Seasons
Identify the time of everyday events to the nearest hour; Understand time concepts like yesterday, today, and tomorrow; Know seasons throughout the year.
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