Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

6 am - 6 pm

Contact Us

Call Mrs. Jessica McCallister
or
Mrs. Jennie
Adkins

304.562.3900

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

6 am - 6 pm

Program and Curriculum Information

Lighthouse Daycare serves children from six weeks old until they begin Kindergarten. We divide our program by age to provide children with a safe, age-appropriate atmosphere to explore and learn. 

Contact us for more information on our specific age-level programs.

How Does Our Preschool Differ From Other Preschools??

We start at an early age preparing our children fo Kindergarten

 

Communication Skills

 

• Able to Answer “Yes” or “No” Questions
• Responds when their name is called
• Verbalizes basic wants and needs
• Name common objects
• Use action words to talk about what’s going on
• Listens and responds when someone talks to them
• Follows simple directions
• Speaks in short three to four word sentences
• Answers “who”, “what”, “where” questions
• Speaks clearly enough that familiar adults can usually understand them

 

Reading Readiness

 

• Understands that we read left to right and top to bottom
• Understands that we create words by putting letters together in a specific order and sentences are created by putting words together
• Understands upper case (capitol) letters are different than lower case letters
• Understands some words start with the same letter
• Understands some words rhyme
• Understands that each letter has a special sound

 

Math Readiness

 

• Understands sorting items
• Understands and recognizes shapes including 3-D shapes
• Understands what a (+) Plus Sign and (-) Minus Sign means
• Understands and recognizes Patterns
• Understands terms such as more, less, bigger, smaller, taller, shorter, same, different
• Compares objects by size, shape, and weight

 

Social Skills

 

• Listens when others talk
• Interested in what others are doing
• Begins to take turns with peers
• Initiate interactions with others
• Begins to share toys with others
• Remembers friend’s names
• Greets others
• Uses good manners “please”, “thank you” and good table manners
• Begins to understand that no one always gets to do what they want to do
• Sharing, compromising, helping friends, and communication feelings

 

Promoting Independence

 

• Use the restroom with proper etiquette
• Washing hands
• Using eating utensils
• Drinking from a cup
• Carrying and emptying lunch tray
• Button, snap, and zip
• Cover mouth when sneezing or coughing
• Taking shoes off and putting them back on

 

 

Pre K 3 ABEKA Curriculum

 

“Letter Sounds for 3’s” -Language Arts: Phonics- Content

 

• Recognizes Letters and Sounds- each letter is introduced by an animal friend
• Trace Letters Shapes
• Glue Objects on Letter Shape
• Work Puzzles
• Fish with magnet on pole

• Toss a bean bag
• Identify articles in a bag by touch
• Zip and Unzip an item
• Play Games that include Galloping, tightrope walking, bouncing a ball
• 26 Animal Alphabet Friends
• Recognizes letters on picture flashcards
• Practice letter name and sound games and activities
• Learns a song for each letter
• Language Development by Visual Cards- learning and discussing God’s Creation, the people and the world around them

 

“Arts and Crafts with Amber Lamb” and “Child Art for 3’s” Arts and Crafts- Content

 

• Recognize 8 colors: red, yellow, blue, green, purple orange, black and brown
• Recognize 4 shapes: Square, circle, rectangle and triangle
• Associate groups of objects with colors
• Develop comprehension by answering thinking questions
• Reinforce Language Development topics (above)
• Gluing, coloring
• Folding
• Technique Development- Coloring in the lines, gluing, finger painting, sponge painting, and 3D Objects
• 77 Poems
• 88 Games involving pretend animal feeding, helping at home, finding hidden items, matching pairs, and more
• 237 special activities such as: Having special snacks and parties, acting out familiar stories, having community helpers in the classroom, taking field trips
• Singing songs

 

“Learning Numbers with Button Bear” and “Number Skills with Button Bear”-Content

 

• Review numbers 1-15
• Count from 1-30
• Learn and Review number concepts such as: counting objects, number recognition, Proper sequence (using numbers 1-15)
• Jump and clap a given number of times
• March and hop while counting to a given number
• Color given pictures that reinforces the number of the week
• Trace and follow dot- to- dots
• Learn each number using Button Bear puppet
• Practice number recognition and concepts with puppet, felt numbers, and objects and daily games
• Apply skills and concepts in activities such as placing dots on a ladybug, shopping in a grocery store, delivering the mail, building a turtle shell, and gathering eggs (76 games)

 

 

Bible Lesson, Music, Memory Verse, Prayer Time

 

• 18 Old Testament Lessons: Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Moses, Hannah, Samuel, David, Elijah, Elisha, Naaman, Daniel, Queen Ester and Jonah.
• 22 New Testament Lessons: Includes events in the life of Christ and some of the stories Jesus told such as Jesus’ Boyhood, Follow Me, First Miracle, Woman at the well, Nobleman’s Son, Fishing with Jesus, Jesus Heals Paralyzed Man, Beside the Pool, Jesus Stills the Storm, Jairus’s Daughter, Feeding the Five Thousand, Jesus Walks on Water, Blind Bartimaeus, Ten Lepers, Good Samaritan, Lost Lamb, Prodigal Son, Jesus Loves the Children, Rich Young Ruler, Zacchaeus, Friends at Bethany, Heaven.
• 7 Holiday Lessons: First Thanksgiving, Birth of Jesus, Shepherds See the Savior, Wise Men Worship Jesus, Triumphal Entry and Last Supper, Christ’s Crucifixion and Resurrection, Jesus Appears Alive and Returns to Heaven.
• Music includes: Holiday songs, Choruses, Patriotic Songs
• Memory Verses repetition
• Prayer Time includes: Learning to pray with thanksgiving and daily meal prayer
• Chapel with Pastor on Wednesday Mornings

 

 

 

Pre K 4 ABEKA Curriculum

 

Language Arts: Phonics- Books include “ABC-123” and “Writing with Phonics K4”

  • Recognize: the five vowels and their short sounds
  • Recognize: the 21 consonants and their sounds
  • Recognize: the long sounds of the five vowels
  • Blend a consonant and vowel together (19 consonants)
  • Sounds one and two- vowel words
  • Learn these phonics rules
  • c/k rule-k goes with i and e; c goes with the other three a, o and u
  • when c and k come together we say the sound only once
  • s can say “s” or “z”
  • q is always followed by u; vowel sounds students hear will not be short u, but sound of vowel which follows u
  • when a word ends in a double consonant, we say its sound only once
  • One and two vowel words phonetically
  • Apply phonics concepts to reading:
  • Blends
  • One and two vowel words
  • Simple sentences and stories
  • Learn sight words the, a and I
  • Learn purpose of a story title
  • Learn that words ending in ‘s are possessive
  • Know to:
  • Capitalize letters at beginning of sentences
  • Place period at end of sentences
  • Apply phonics concepts through abundant guided and independence practice
  • activities including:

  • Letter picture recognition and association

  • Blend and word association with picture

  • Sound recognition

  • Dictation for developing sound recognition and spelling application

 

 

Language Arts: Reading: “Little Books 1-12”

  • The Little Books give children practice reading letters, words, and simple sentences. Each book is short enough to complete on two or three sessions.
  • Skills Developed:
  • Apply Phonics sounds and rules
  • Achieve accuracy
  • Improve comprehension or reading left to right and top to bottom
  • Successfully following along with the teachers oral reading

 

Language Arts: Language Development

  • Skills Developed- Language and Listening skills through 9 topical studies including:
  • Animals and their habitats: ants, artic animals, bears, butterflys, birds, cars, camels, ducks, dogs, forest animals, hummingbirds, insects, jellyfish, jungle animals, koalas, lady bugs, lambs, mice, ostriches, pandas, rabbits, reptiles, underground animals, wood- peckersCountries around the world: Canada, England, Israel, Japan, Australia,
  • Mexico, the Netherlands, lands of Africa
  • Health, safety and manners: God made me, healthy bodies, kitchen safety, manners, neighbors
  • Senses: tasting and smelling, seeing, hearing and touch
  • Community helpers: doctors, dentists, firefighter, letter carrier, nurse, pastor, police officers, veterinarian
  • Character Development: kindness, listening, obeying quickly, being quiet
  • Science: apples, eggs, Edison and light bulb, flowers, garden, magnets, night, jungle, peanuts, pond, rain forest, rubber, sea, spring and fall seasons, summer and winter seasons, vegetables, water, wind, and weather, zinnias
  • Miscellaneous topics: rainbow colors, what color is it? Shapes and shape pictures, astronaut, buses and boats, cars, Eskimos, family, farm, games, here we go! Groceries, house, Indians, jelly, jam, juice, jellybeans, names, olives, opposites, pairs of things, quarter, quilt, reading, telephone, transportation, yarn, zipper, zoo
  • Motor Skills Development
  • 50 action games, 20 finger plays
  • Activities such as dress up, puzzles, working with play dough, making and flying a kite
  • 23 coloring activities and directed drawings
  • Creativity Development
  • 87 games about feeding animals, practicing table manners and household chores, counting different objects, and more
  • 238 additional activities such as identifying and associating tastes and sounds, acting out familiar stories, making apple prints, listening to recorded animal sounds
  • 13 songs

 

Language Arts: Manuscript Writing- “Manuscript ABC Writing Tablet”

  • Good writing posture, proper pencil hold, and slanted paper position
  • Careful writing
  • Correct letter placement and formation
  • Correctly writing:

 

  • 26 lower case letters and 12 capital letters

  • Follows step-by-step instruction using key strokes: waves, loops, ovals and mountains

 

 

Numbers: “ABC-123”

  • Establising building blocks of learning numbers through counting numbers
  • Recognize numbers 1-20
  • Recognize concepts 1-20

 

  • Develop observation, listening, and motor skills through counting sounds and counting while clapping, jumping, hopping

 

  • Count by ones to 100

 

  • Write numbers 1-20

 

  • Associate sets of concrete objects and pictorial representations with numbers

 

  • Develop concepts of patterning and sequencing using colors, shapes and numbers

  • Connect numbers 1-20 in sequence by dot-to-dot

  • Comparing
  • Larger to smaller
  • Before and after 1-20
  • More or Less
  • Largest to Smallest 1-20
  • Addition:
  • Recognize symbols: (+) Plus (-) Minu (=) equals
  • Add 1 to 1-9 using concret objects
  • Ordered and in mixed order
  • Horizontal and vertical format
  • Geometry: Recognize shapes: circles, square, rectangle, triangle