Dayspring Christian Academy’s twice/week morning preschool program in Lancaster, PA begins to lay the foundation to a Principle Approach® education.
✓ Who: Ages 3 & 4 (must be 3 by September 1st of the school year)
✓ When: Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 8:30-11:00 a.m (2-day, half-day preschool)
✓ Location: Conveniently located just 1 minute from the Mountville exit of Route 30 in Lancaster County, PA
Preschool helps children prepare for the academics of kindergarten at Dayspring.
At Dayspring, we provide three levels of early childhood education:
Dayspring Christian Academy seeks to educate the whole child. At our preschool, we educate according to the Principle Approach methodology. The Principle Approach is America’s historic method of education that was prevalent during the founding era of our nation. Our private preschool program offers:
Introduction to the alphabet. Students learn a Bible hero for each letter of the alphabet, culminating with Bible character day—complete with costume!
Guided free play, incorporating principles of self-government, order, and unity.
Circle time, which includes songs, calendar (to review date, patterns, and number order), weather, colors, and Bible stories.
Daily art and craft projects designed to reinforce the history, science, Bible, and literature focus.
In-depth field studies including:
Below is a general schedule outlining our Preschooler’s busy morning. Our teacher may flex the schedule from time to time as suits a given class.
8:00 Arrival, Centers, Guided Free Play
8:25 Opening Circle: Greeting, Calendar, and Weather (show & tell – Thursdays Only)
8:35 Bible, Songs, Memory Verse
8:55 Bathroom Break
9:05 Playground (weather permitting) or Guided Free Play In Classroom
9:40 Literature/ History Timeline
9:55 Music & Movement
10:25 Art Activity or Science & Exploration
10:45 Closing Circle: Review, Prayer, and Song
Pack up and Line up
11:00 Parent Pickup
What sets Dayspring apart from other Lancaster County preschools? Those who have come through Dayspring Christian Academy acknowledge that it is different than other Christian schools. This difference can be clearly seen in the way we educate our students. Even in the early years, students are taught to view each subject through the lens of God’s Word. This enables them to see, hear, and understand how God is present in every area of life. Emphasis is placed on character development, teaching children the concept of self-government (self-control) and the liberty that comes as a result of it.
The goal of a Dayspring education is to equip students as faith-filled, biblical thinkers who pursue Christian character, communicate confidently, innovate purposefully, and live courageously as tomorrow’s leaders.
Your child is loved by our preschool teacher, who has an advanced degree in early childhood education and is warm, friendly, and loves the Lord.
Would you like to get to know us better? Here are two ways to learn more: