Level 1 – Our preschool curriculum consists of three one-year courses based on Bible stories from the Old and New Testament with content covering subjects like ‘Trusting God’ and ‘God’s love’. Every session has our five essential elements:
- a clear objective (i.e. the aim of the class, what we want the children to learn)
- a Bible story
- a memory verse
- love and care.
There are resource guides for the parents giving them a short explanation of what their child has learned and some guidance on how they can encourage their children to go on learning at home.
Stories from our class leaders:
“Thanks all! The toddlers love the CBS routine and N…, E… & J.. love their son/grandson T… having structured kid’s work as opposed to ‘playtime only.’ Toddlers talk more, pray independently and show real understanding of stories and concepts…it’s working!” Lydia, Lincoln.
“We started the Level 1-Preschool programme to bring structure to our creche group during services. A small group of four leaders run the group, and we have worked with the Level 1 Preschool material to fit a shortened slot to fit with their need, maintaining the essential elements of the programme. At the start we faced some concern from parents who thought that the children would not be able to concentrate for that length of time or would have problems learning at that age. We have found that the opposite is true! Children have soaked up all elements of the programme. They are learning about who Jesus is, they have made friends, they pray out loud and worship in song. In addition the structure of the sessions provides a safe atmosphere and toddlers are calm, even the smallest ones lying down with their prayer blankets to pray!” A London class.
“We have used the Level 1-Preschool CBS material as part of our Sunday morning children’s work and we have been amazed at how much the little ones take in and even from such an early age they can remember the memory verses. We feel that having the structure has helped the babies to settle more easily and we love the craft manual as it is perfect for each of the age groups and so varied. Thanks so much for all your input and ideas!” Alison in Bristol.
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