Welcome to the HCS Kindergarten Program

What is Kindergarten at Howardsville Christian School?
Howardsville’s Kindergarten Program has been going strong since the beginning of our school in 1980. The age requirement is for students to be five by the time school starts.  Howardsville views Kindergarten as a very important beginning to your child’s formal education years.  Our Kindergarten day is filled with academic and spiritual instruction, as well social interaction, fun, and educational recreation. Classes serve up to 25 students.

When does Kindergarten Class meet?
HCS has a five-day, full day kindergarten program.  Class begins at 8:30 a.m. and the day finishes at 3:15 P.M.

How is Christian education implemented into the Kindergarten Classroom?
The purpose of Howardsville Christian School is to provide a Christian Education wherein every subject is taught with Biblical truth as its foundation.  Our school teaches that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, died for our sin and we must be born again by receiving Him as our Savior.
We use the “A BEKA” Christian curriculum in our classroom, which incorporates the Word of God in all areas of study.

What special events can you expect for your Kindergartener?
Your Kindergartner will experience a variety of special events such as field trips, holiday parties, concerts with the entire elementary school, and Kindergarten graduation.

What are the goals for students in the Kindergarten program?
Students in both the half-day and full-day programs will learn the American flag, Christian flag and Bible pledges. Each week they will memorize a scripture verse, sing Bible songs and have Bible lessons.  There will be weekly chapels with local pastors, child evangelists, and missionaries.

Students will learn phonics – the vowel and consonant sounds, and then progress to reading blends and words.
Students will learn to count and recognize numbers 1 – 100. Addition concepts are taught up through the sum of 10.  Students also learn to work with telling time and money.

Manuscript writing will be taught and the children will learn to write each letter as it is taught.  Later they will learn to write blends, words, and sentences.

For full-day students there are reviews of all the above areas in the afternoon.  They will also have a unit on Community Helpers, an introduction to American history and geography: Our Great Country.  Second semester they will learn about God’s World.

All Kindergarten students will be encouraged to learn good social interaction:
In the classroom:

  • To work well with other students
  • To use good classroom manners
  • To follow classroom procedures
  • To talk at appropriate times

On the playground:

  • To play safely and kindly
  • To be friendly to others

All Kindergarten students will develop manipulative skills:

  • Cutting
  • Coloring
  • Drawing
  • Gluing

How much does it cost for Kindergarten?

The cost of registering your student is $125. Registration will secure your child’s placement in the program.

Full-Day Kindergarten for 2024-2025 is $4,510 for the year.

How do I register my child for Kindergarten?
Fill out a Student Application, Parental Pledge, and Immunization Form and turn it in to our office with your registration fee.  An appointment will then be made for you to meet with our administrator.

Helpful Hints

Promote Healthy Habits:

  • Help your child to get plenty of sleep.  Ten to twelve hours is recommended for children this age.
  • Plan a good, healthy diet.
  • Get up in plenty of time for school so he or she does not have to hurry, and is wide awake when school starts.
  • Get to school at the proper time – not too early (before there is adequate supervision), and not too late.

Encourage Self-sufficiency:

  • Help your child to learn to dress himself/herself.  It is helpful for your child to know how to zip up coats, tie shoes, button, and to be able to keep track of personal belongings.
  • Help your child by purchasing child friendly clothing.
  • Teach your child to be self-sufficient in bathroom procedures, including flushing and washing hands.  
  • Help your child to learn personal information such as their full name, parents’ names, address, telephone number, and birthday.

Participate in Your Child’s Development:

  • Enjoy books with your child.
  • Help your child to be observant about the world around him/her. Enjoy discussing things in nature, weather, transportation, etc.
  • Help your child to have an awareness of the eight basic colors.
  • Practice fine motor skills, such as coloring, cutting, and drawing.
  • Practice large motor skills, such as jumping, hopping, running, and handling a ball.
  • Help your child to print his or her first name using a capital letter only at the beginning.

Proactively Communicate:

  • Talk about school in a positive way with your child. Try to answer all questions. Always address any doubts or fears your child may express.
  • Communicate with the teacher any special fears or needs your child may have.
  • Remember, your own reactions and attitudes will go a long way toward determining how your child feels about school.