Character building is an important part of preschool. We learn about being good friends to each other, obeying, learning to follow rules and respecting authority. Neatness is learned by picking up after ourselves and others. Bible lessons and daily chapel point us to the One who builds character.
We work on self-help by practicing how to tie shoes, use zippers, buttons, snaps, buckles and pouring our own juice. We also learn independence by encouraging our self-help skills.
Academic learning includes counting, recognizing numbers, reciting the ABC’s, recognizing letters and their phonetic sounds. We also learn to print our names. Some learn to read.
Fine motor skills are enhanced through painting in many different forms, coloring, cutting, and gluing. Gross motor skills are encouraged through outside play on our preschool playground.
Songs, stories, poems and nursery rhymes are also a part of our activities. The children enjoy marching to music and playing instruments.
To enhance our curriculum, the 4 year old classes go on monthly field trips to learn about our world.
Assessments on students are done regularly. We assess for academics, behavioral and social/emotional levels, fine and motor skills, and spiritual growth. We assess the whole child as in Luke 2:52 “Jesus increased in wisdom (academics), and stature (physical), and in favor with God (spiritual) and man (social/emotional)”. We also request that all children be assessed by parents, twice a year, using the ASQ tool.
Venice Christian Pre-School is fully accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
Email: Erin Baumhardt
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Email: Susan Bunton
I have been teaching pre-school for 25 years. I taught 17 years in Chicago at a private Christian school and have been at Venice Christian for 8 years. I have been married for 36 years and have 5 children, 2 were adopted from Ukraine as teenagers. I currently have 9 grandchildren. The Lord has given me a love for these little ones and I am blessed by them.
Email: Terry Koach
My name is Terry Koach. I was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago called Palos Heights. I moved to Venice Florida twenty eight years ago. I’m the youngest of four children. I have three children: Stacy, thirty four years old, Jeff who went home to be with the Lord fourteen years ago, and Jesse who is nineteen years old. I am married and my husband’s name is Randy Koach, who also teaches at V.C.S. I have worked at Venice Christian School as a preschool aid from 2003 to 2009. I homeschooled the youngest child four grade levels, fifth, sixed, seventh and eighth then came back to V.C.S from 2012 to present 2016.
My hobbies are spending time with my family, gardening, cooking and going to Jacksonville FL to visit my year and a half old granddaughter.
Email: Lynn Chandler
Mrs. Chandler is a graduate of Liberty University with a B.S. in education and a minor in counseling. She is a preacher’s wife and a mom to 4 kids, 2 boys and 2 girls. She also has a cat , and 2 rescue dogs. She and her family recently moved to Port Charlotte from Starke, Florida. Together, she and her husband Jim minister at East Englewood Church of Christ. Mrs. Chandler loves first grade!