Academics » Early Childhood

Early Childhood

Education begins long before children enter school. 

At Ascension, we see our Early Childhood programs as an extension of the development that happens at home.  Our nurturing classes for three and four year-olds focus on promoting the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual growth through play and small group activities, while our Kindergarten classrooms build on early learning to master the skills necessary to excel in the Primary grades.

Ascension offers many preschool options to meet the needs of young families.  Our students' days focus on socialization, reading preparation and developing motor skills and independence.  All of our classes emphasize play, art and music as part of the daily curriculum, and have access to both outdoor and indoor play spaces.  Each classroom has one certified early childhood teacher and a qualified teacher's aide.

Our Kindergarten classrooms are designed specifically to help children prepare and learn during this critical year.  Students work on early reading, math and science, while exploring nature, art, music and technology.  Our experienced kindergarten teachers and aides work individually and as a full group with students to ensure they have the support they need to enter first grade.

3 Year Old Program

Your three year-old is growing in independence, learning new skills and ready to make friends! Our classes dedicated to three year-olds, who are just beginning their academic experience, are designed with your child in mind. Parents have the option of a half or full-day class from 2 to 5 days per week to meet their needs.

4 Year Old Program

Our four year-old classrooms focus on building on the skills developed as a three year-old, but with further exposure to readying our academics for kindergarten.  Through play, art and music, we foster a love of reading and lay the foundation for your child's academic success.  Our four year-olds meet Monday through Friday.  Parents have the option of either a half or full-day class from 3 to 5 days per week.


Kindergarten is a special year filled with incredible growth physically, emotionally and academically. Kindergartners are full of energy with a passion to learn, and they are given many opportunities to do so throughout the day. Kindergarten students have reading, writing, math and religion every day. They begin to delve into new subjects such as science and geography! They also have physical education, library, music, art, Spanish and computer classes to round out ourcomprehensive curriculum.
Kindergarten is a full-day, five day per week program.