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The Principle Approach in Kindergarten

January 9, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes   This article was originally published on April 5, 2017. It has been updated for accuracy. Christian parents often focus on strong academic Kindergarten programs. While academics are good, a program that focuses on knowing Scripture and character development is key. Dayspring Christian Academy — a private Christian School in Lancaster County — uses a […]

Christmas STEM Learning Ideas

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Back by popular demand! Our Christmas STEM activities blog has become a yearly Dayspring tradition. Once again we have compiled a list of STEM resources for parents to keep their child learning over our Christmas break. Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Peppermint Paint Lollipop Cinnamon Dough Ornaments Christmas Cup Tower Challenge Sweet Manger Craft Indoor […]

The Richness and Relevance of Shakespeare

Reading Time: 8 minutes   At the end of each school year, Dayspring students discover the richness, depth, relevance and excitement of Shakespeare. This final week of school is a whirlwind of activity as students read and act out a Shakespeare play and choose an elective to bring to life an aspect of the play. The last day of […]

STEM Activities for Christmas Break!

December 11, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Christmas break is almost here and many of you may already be asking, “What am I going to do with the kids for almost two weeks?!” Breaks from school are a great time to engage with your kids in exploring STEM activities! STEM is an acronym which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. […]

Is Preschool Necessary?

January 5, 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutes   The education of our children may be one of the single most intimidating tasks that God has bestowed on every parent. One may think education only implies academic education, however, the very meaning of the word “education” encompasses all “…instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, and form […]

The Road to Literacy: Learning to Read at Dayspring Christian Academy

January 25, 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutes Teaching a methodology like the Principle Approach requires a rich, bold, and time-tested curriculum to accompany it. While Dayspring Christian Academy uses several key curricula to create a bold, distinctive, and biblical education for our students, this article takes a look at The Writing Road to Reading, our phonics curriculum. Phonics is defined as “a […]

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