Classes

Bethel Early Learning Center Classes

The BELC offers 8 classes for children ages 2-5. Classes begin the day following Labor Day and end Memorial Day each year. Our carefully designed curricula and activities offer children ample opportunity to develop to their potential. See our Development Goals at the bottom of this page.

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BELC Class Descriptions

Pre-Kindergarten II

Pre-Kindergarten II for 4 and 5 year olds
Days and Times:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 8:45am to 11:30am
or
Days and Times:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Maximum Students: 20
One teacher, one teaching assistant
Tuition: $210 per month

Traditional Preschool

Traditional Preschool for 3 year olds
Days and Times:  Monday and Wednesday; 8:45am to 11:30am
Friday (optional) 8:45am to 11:30am
Maximum Students: 16
One teacher, one teaching assistant
Tuition: $140 per month (2 day)     $210 per month (3 day)

Pre-Kindergarten I

Pre-Kindergarten I for 4 year olds and older 3 year olds
Days and Times:  Tuesday and Thursday; 8:45am to 11:30am
Friday (optional) 8:45am to 11:30am
Maximum Students: 18
One teacher, one teaching assistant
Tuition: $140 per month (2 day)     $210 per month (3 day)
Friday Only Enrichment Class with (3 day)

Little Ones Learn

Little Ones Learn for 24 to 36 month olds
Day and Time:  Tuesday; 9:15am to 10:30am
One teacher, parent attends with child
Tuition: $150 per ten week session

Five Day Preschool

Five Day Preschool for older 3 year olds thru 5 years old
Days and Times:  Monday thru Friday; 8:45am to 11:30am
Maximum Students: 20
One teacher, one teaching assistant
Tuition: $350 per month

Friday Morning Enrichment

Days and Times:  Friday; 8:45am to 11:30am
Minimum Students: 8 with one teacher
Maximum Students: 18 with one teacher, one teaching assistant
Tuition: $70 per month

Full Time Afternoon Enrichment

Full Time Enrichment for 3 to 5 year olds
Days and Times:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 11:30am to 2:00pm (lunch included)
Maximum Students: 16
One teacher, one teaching assistant
Tuition: $185 per month
Drop-In rate (per availability): $20 per day


BELC Development Goals

SPIRITUAL NURTURE

  • Knows Jesus as a friend
  • Expresses Jesus’ love in words and actions
  • Enjoys singing songs about Jesus
  • Views self as part of God’s family
  • Knows God as the Creator

SOCIAL SKILLS

  • Joins in play with other children and socializes
  • Likes and seeks interaction with others
  • Shares toys and takes turns with assistance
  • Knows classroom routines
  • Sensitive to the feelings and moods of others
  • Begins dramatic play
  • Builds a sense of self
  • Demonstrates beginning problem solving skills
  • Practices health and safety habits

LANGUAGE EXPRESSION

  • Expresses self clearly in sentences of three or more words
  • Tells about past experiences with detail and explanation
  • Repeats nursery rhymes and songs
  • Learns and uses new vocabulary quickly and correctly
  • Uses pronouns correctly
  • Talks freely and openly with others; is a good communicator
  • Speech is understandable with few developmental sound errors

SELF HELP

  • Keeps play area organized and cleans up when finished
  • Puts on, takes off coat independently
  • Zips zipper with minimal assistance
  • Uses toilet with minimal assistance
  • Pours liquids with assistance
  • Eats snack independently, keeps area neat and clean
  • Washes and dries hands independently

COGNITIVE

  • Knows full name and age
  • Sorts and classifies objects
  • Likes to experiment in orderly ways
  • Understands simple concepts of time, space, quality and quantity
  • Rote counts to 10
  • Counts sets of objects to 10
  • Recognizes, matches and names colors
  • Recognizes, matches and names shapes
  • Recognizes relationships between objects and ideas
  • Draws a picture and briefly describes it
  • Begins to recognize symbols (familiar signs)
  • Understands sequencing and concepts of first, next and last

LANGUAGE UNDERSTANDING

  • Carries out a series of 2 to 4 consecutive directions
  • Understands “let’s pretend”
  • Understands content of a simple storyUnderstands cause/effect relationships (if-then or because)
  • Understands comparatives such as big-bigger-biggest
  • Shows beginning phonological awareness of sound and rhyme

MOTOR SKILLS

  • Runs around obstacles
  • Throws and catches a playground ball
  • Hops on one foot
  • Plays with construction toys like Duplo blocks
  • Navigates stairs (up and down) effortlessly
  • Begins to hold pencil or crayon correctly
  • Enjoys paper-pencil tasks
  • Completes puzzles, lacing cards and other fine manipulative tasks
  • Begins to but with scissors

KINDERGARTEN READINESS

  • Begins to recite alphabet
  • Begins to recognize some letters in print
  • Begins to associate some sounds and letters
  • Recognizes name in print and begins to copy or write it
  • Recognizes few simple words in print
  • Begins to copy some letters or words
  • Handles books appropriately