We are blessed to have an absolutely wonderful, colorful and child-friendly facility at New Life Assembly of God. We use several classrooms as well as the great outdoor play space.
1.THE MUPPET ROOM
Opening Area and Puppet Stage
This is our main classroom and our day begins in this area. Here we have our opening time, a story, prayer time, and finger plays. The Muppet backdrop is replaced with an outdoor scene for our puppet introductions on Monday in the Getting Ready for Kindergarten class.
Art and Snack Area
Each day children join in a group art project. Many are open-ended and encourage exploration of various art media. Others are geared to teach listening and follow simple directions in a group. At this time we are also helping children with the fine motor tasks of holding a pencil correctly, print names, and use scissors appropriately. This area also doubles as a great snack area with child-sized table. It gives plenty of room for any group cooking projects.
Free Art Area
During their free play each day, children have the option to create at the free art area. Paper, markers, crayons, scissors & a variety of other materials encourage experimentation for budding young artists
Trucks and Blocks
We have several different kinds of blocks for little builders, but the favorite has always been the large cardboard modular blocks. Big trucks, little trucks and middle sized trucks, emergency vehicles, sports cars, construction vehicles, dump trucks and pick up trucks are some of our caravan of vehicles in the truck area.
Our housekeeping area enables little mommies and daddies to interact with each other and their children.
Our small manipulative area contains many materials for children to develop eye hand coordination skills. There are many floor and board puzzles, stringing beads, Duplos, attribute blocks, lacing cards, Lincoln log sets and other manipulative. Our marble run has always been a favorite toy.
Our library changes each month from our huge collection of books.We also provide many audio books for little friends to listen to.
Music and Movement
We use the huge gymnasium for our music and movement activities. This also makes a great place for us to entertain our mommies and daddies for Mom’s Coffees and Dad’s Night. When the winter blahs get to us, it’s also nice to have a big place to run and get rid of that excess energy.
This cool theatre room features it’s slanted movie seats and a screen for special occasion videos.
4. OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND
In the spring and fall we enjoy the outdoor playground with many opportunites to develop coordination and strength.