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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!

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 Principle Approach in Academic Kindergarten

April 5, 2017

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Updated January 9, 2020 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 sound biblical approach to education. This approach is exposed in every […]

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 […]

How do I choose the right Christian preschool for my child?

July 27, 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutes Choosing a Christian preschool in Lancaster County can be an overwhelming experience. It doesn’t have to be that way, however, when you know what to look for. Most preschool learning experiences take place during times of play. Since play is so crucial to the development of a child, the learning environment of the classroom should […]