Getting Ready for A Lifetime of Learning

Let's Get Your Child Kindergarten Ready

Beginning this fall, we are offering the opportunity for you to enroll in First Steps 4K! Check out Free4KSC.org and choose FREE, quality, curriculum-based 4-year-old kindergarten for your child.

Full time, full-day 4K program five days per week.

4K Curriculum

For the new First Steps 4K Program rolling out in the 2022-2023 school year, we will be using the Creative Curriculum as a baseline.

Valorous Academy Preschool provides an incredible place for newborns through Pre-K age children to learn of God’s love while obtaining basic academic and social skills.

Your Pre-Schooler's Day

Your child will explore a variety of cultures, explore arithmetic through simple addition and subtraction and patterns, discover a deeper knowledge of language and its functions, perform science experiments, express their creativity through a variety of art mediums, sing and dance along with learning rhythms through music, and explore many other academic subjects.

Birth – 3 Years Old

Location: Upper Kids Building

3 days a week

Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

What Goes On

Our staff cares for your kids with the love of Jesus –– instilling examples of his kindness and love from even the youngest ages through singing, playing, and speaking God's truth over them.

Pre-Kindergarten

Location: Lower Kids Building

Your child will gain independence while getting ready for the transition to kindergarten with an organized, intentional environment.

Our passionate teachers will partner with you during this special time making their first day to their “senior year” of preschool the best it can be.

To be eligible for Kindergarten: South Carolina State standards state that a child must be 5 years old by September 1. North Carolina State standards state that a child must be 5 years old by August 31.​

3 days a week

Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday

What Goes On

Your child will explore a variety of cultures, explore arithmetic through simple addition and subtraction and patterns, discover a deeper knowledge of language and its functions, perform science experiments, express their creativity through a variety of art mediums, sing and dance along with learning rhythms through music, and explore many other academic subjects.

Sample of a Day at Valorous Academy Pre-Kindergarten

Arrival and free play

Snack

Circle time

Curriculum studies (such as group games, art projects, or science experiments)

Lunch

Outdoor or indoor play

Story time or other activities

Pick-up

"Ask your child to describe their days at  [Valorous Academy] in one word..."

"FUN!"

– Isaiah, Age 2 1/2

Pre-Kindergarten sets the tone for your child's development.

Valorous Preschool provides a well-rounded Pre-Kindergarten curriculum that fosters whole-child growth and encourages children to communicate, collaborate, create, and think critically. Children in our Pre-K class engage in kindergarten readiness activities involving deeper learning and structured skill building.

Kindergarten readiness refers to more than just knowing the ABC’s. At Valorous, we believe that children must also gain life skills such as how to share information in a group, how to ask and answer questions, and how to solve problems and explore solutions. We take a holistic approach to early childhood education, addressing every aspect of a child’s development. The Valorous Pre-Kindergarten classroom engages children intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially and helps prepare children to meet the expectations that the kindergarten elementary school system has for school readiness.

We encourage children to learn through hands-on exploration guided by teachers who inspire curiosity and creative thinking. The result is well-rounded, confident children who possess the ability to solve problems, make decisions, and engage with others. Not only does our Pre-kindergarten program prepare children academically for later school success, but it offers opportunities to build social and emotional skills and self-esteem.

Purposeful Play Is Early Education

Each day is packed with carefully designed activities structured around the six main development areas.

a few example activities:

Language and Literacy Development
Executive Function
Social and Emotional Development
Physical Development and Wellness
Cognitive Development
Creative Expression

What should I bring to Valorous Preschool?

Please make sure all items are labeled with your child’s full name. Beginning in the two year old classes, teachers begin to teach independence and responsibility. As kids learn to put their own items away, labeling becomes very important.

Babies

Blanket
Bottles/Formula/Food/Spoon/Bib
Pacifier/Lovey/Comfort Toy
Change of Clothes
5 or more diapers
Baby wipes
Diaper Rash Cream – if needed

Toddlers

Bottles/Sippy Cups
Lunch
Pacifier/Lovey/Comfort Toy
Change of Clothes
5 or more diapers
Baby wipes
Diaper Rash Cream – if needed

Twos and Threes

Sippy cup with child’s name
Lunch and a drink with child’s name
At least 3 diapers or pull-ups with child’s name written on front (if applicable)
An extra set of clothes just in case your child’s clothing becomes wet or messy
Sunscreen (Optional)

Pre-Kindergarten

Water bottle
Backpack
Lunch and a drink
An extra set of clothes just in case your child’s clothing becomes wet or messy
Sunscreen (Optional)

Packing for Pre-Kindergarten

Water bottle
Backpack
Lunch and a drink
An extra set of clothes just in case your child’s clothing becomes wet or messy
Sunscreen (Optional)