As a Christian Preschool, we are fortunate to include a Christ-centered spiritual emphasis along with the other aspects of growth and development. It is a privilege to be able to share the beautiful Bible stories and the Christian message with these impressionable young children.
We support our families in their experience of raising children in this modern world. We realize that families make huge efforts to bring their children to school. We encourage and support these families.
The teachers, our staff and I look forward to sharing a time of learning and growing in a safe, nurturing environment at Bethany Christian Preschool.
It is our desire to provide a safe, loving and fun environment along with developing a variety of learning experiences. Our goals are to build and encourage a Christian philosophy of life paralleled with social and academic activities.
Philosophy & Mission
Young children are filled with curiosity, enthusiasm and an inexhaustible desire to know more about the world around them. As a Christian Preschool, we are fortunate to include a Christ-centered spiritual emphasis along with the other aspects of growth and development. It is a privilege to be able to share the beautiful Bible stories and the Christian message with these impressionable young children.
Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn
Our programs focus on social development and learning through play. Our main goal is to educate the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and socially. Each years class builds on the previous years program in curriculum experiences and activities offered.
The classrooms are set up to invite exploration and foster a life-long love of learning. Our staff is committed to the young child and the importance of early childhood education.
What We Offer
Bethany preschool classes and KDO classes are theme-based and adhere to accreditation guidelines established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and Nebraska Department of Education standards. The teachers give thoughtful consideration each year based on students’ needs and level changes
Kids Day Out (KDO)
The focus of this class is on social development and learning through play. Separating from parents, learning to take direction and being nurtured by people outside of the immediate family are important parts of early childhood.
The building of trust and growing peer awareness are enhanced by a safe environment that provides a foundation for learning. There are two options for KDO. One is for children ages 18 months-3 years of age who are not fully potty trained. The other option is for children ages 3-6 who are potty trained and seeking an additional option.
The focus of this class is to continue to encourage further socialization and reinforcing how a child’s choices affect their relationships and environment.
This class fosters independence, creativity, cognitive growth and motor coordination. Children are introduced to letters, phonemic awareness, numbers, patterns, and curriculum.
The intent of this class is to further support the development of social awareness,
emotional intelligence, and Kindergarten readiness skills. Children develop their gross and fine motor skills by working in small and large groups.
The Get Set for School curriculum offered is flexible, play-based and offers a full pre-writing program and materials that build critical skills like early math and literacy. It includes three programs designed to prepare children for school: Readiness & Writing, Language & Literacy and Numbers & Math.
This class is designed for children who have turned 5 by October 15. The intent of
this class is to foster an additional Kindergarten readiness year. These children will build upon the Get Set for School Curriculum offered in their previous year.
This class encourages growth in reading readiness, math & science skills, as well as exploring literacy in different capacities.
Take a look at our 2020-2021 School Year
Interested in Learning More?
Please contact Bethany First Steps staff to schedule a tour or register children for the childcare center, preschool or kids day out programs.