PRESCHOOL

Learning TodayFor A Brighter Tomorrow

Welcome to Berean Baptist Academy’s Preschool- the BEST START to
your child’s early education. It is our goal to make each school day as
happy and profitable as possible, believing our success comes from
the close relationship between the school, the child and the parent.
Knowing that the ages of 3-5 are the most important years of a child’s
learning, BBA’s Preschool provides distinct advantages emphasizing:

    • Academic head start
    • Play-based activities
    • Development of godly Christian character

Your child will get a proven education where learning is fun as they
enjoy a variety of activities that help them learn and grow in
knowledge and in social skills to include sharing, caring for others,
obedience, and self-control.

Come join our Preschool where we understand that you want the best
start for your child as they explore their world in a safe, loving
environment.

Academics
Bible Overview
Dress Code
Parent Handbook

Our Preschool division provides Berean Baptist Academy students an excellent
opportunity to experience the rigorous Christian based A Beka curriculum,
focusing on the following:

  • learning to read and write before entering Kindergarten
  • mastering the fundamentals of phonics, numbers, and manuscript
    handwriting
  • enriching language development skills through science, history, and
    environmental studies
  • being taught from God’s Word every day during Bible hour.
  • developing good manners and godly character through social and
    creative play time.

In addition, students enjoy weekly extra-curricular classes that include Spanish,
music, art, and P.E. which help to cultivate the whole child.
Attending BBA’s well rounded program provides students the ability to thrive in
a routine, structured atmosphere filled with challenging academics and
countless opportunities to create lasting friendships in a faith-filled, positive
and safe environment.

For the spiritual and moral growth of our students, BBA seeks to help parents
fulfill their Biblical responsibility:

1. To teach students that the Bible is the inspired, Absolute Truth and to help
them develop an attitude of love and respect for it.
2. To teach students that God is the Creator of all things.
3. To teach the basic doctrines of the Bible.
4. To teach students the concept of sin and why God sent His Son to earth.
5. To teach students the importance of listening to and memorizing God’s
Word, praying to Him, and worshipping Him in song and in our actions.
6. To teach students the proper Biblical attitude toward family and friends.
7. To help students begin to develop a biblical world view through academics
and through the relationships made in the classroom.
8. To teach students to be responsible, dependable servants of God at home
and in the community.

Students attending Berean Baptist Academy’s Preschool wear a school uniform each day to
school and are expected to daily present themselves in a neat, clean appearance. The logoed
Preschool shirts and polos can be purchased online through the Flynn O’Hara Co.
(www.flynnohara.com).

Shirts and Jackets

Students have the option of wearing a red or white BBA Preschool logoed polo or any of
the colored Preschool logoed t-shirts offered through the online uniform store. At least
one red logoed polo is required to be purchased and worn on planned special days
throughout the school year.

BBA Preschool logoed sweatshirts may be worn in place of or in addition to the logoed
polo or t-shirt during months with cooler temperatures.

Jackets of your choice may be worn to and from school and during recess.

BBA Preschool logoed hoodie jackets may be worn to and from school and outside
during recess but cannot be worn inside the classroom during the school day.

A plain black or navy open front sweater may be worn inside the classroom should it be
necessary.

Pants/Skorts

Boys may wear non-cargo uniform type pants or walking shorts in the colors of black,
khaki, navy, gray, or denim. Pants and shorts may be purchased through the uniform
store or at a local store of your choice. An elastic waistband is preferred.

Girls may wear skorts or non-cargo uniform type pants, capris, or walking shorts in the
colors of black, khaki, navy, or denim. An elastic waistband is preferred.

Sweatpants and athletic type shorts are not acceptable.

Shoes

Gym friendly VELCRO or full slip on shoes/sneakers or close toe sandals are the
acceptable footwear. Shoes may be character themed.

Crocs, flip flops, rain boots, and shoes with shoestrings are not acceptable.

Jewelry

Boys may wear a rubber sport band bracelet. Any other type of jewelry is not
acceptable.

Girls may wear break-away necklaces, small earrings, and bracelets that do not present
a potential hazard while playing.

Hair

Boys’ hair cannot go below the eyebrow, the lower opening of the ear, the bottom
collar seam of a polo shirt, or the top hem of a t-shirt. Ponytails and mohawk cuts are
not acceptable.

Girls may wear hair accessories.

Hair must be its natural color for both boys and girls.

Handbook and Other Resources Coming Soon

Preschool Leadership

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Sandra Adams

Sandra Adams

Preschool Principal

Sandra Adams has led the Berean Baptist Academy's preschool team since the 2015-16 school year.

For 17 years, Mrs. Adams has had the privilege of teaching various classes in the Academy to include lower school handwriting, 6th grade English, spelling, reading, history, and Bible, 7th grade literature, high school finance, middle/high school P.E., as well as lead the middle school as its supervisor. Mrs. Adams also serves as the Nursery III coordinator for the 18-24-month-old children at Berean Baptist Church. Before moving to Fayetteville from the inner city of Chicago, Mrs. Adams taught 5th-6th grades for 20 years at the Christian school affiliated with the church in which she was a part of all her life.

Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education - Liberty University

Certifications:

  • North Carolina Early Childhood Certification/ProSolutions Training- DCDEE
  • Echelon Front: Extreme Ownership Academy Certification (ongoing)
  • Advanced Certificate of School Management and Leadership - Harvard University (ongoing)
  • Advanced Certificate in Leading School Strategy and Innovation
Sandra Adams
Q
Sandra Adams

Sandra Adams

Preschool Principal

Sandra Adams has led the Berean Baptist Academy's preschool team since the 2015-16 school year.

For 17 years, Mrs. Adams has had the privilege of teaching various classes in the Academy to include lower school handwriting, 6th grade English, spelling, reading, history, and Bible, 7th grade literature, high school finance, middle/high school P.E., as well as lead the middle school as its supervisor. Mrs. Adams also serves as the Nursery III coordinator for the 18-24-month-old children at Berean Baptist Church. Before moving to Fayetteville from the inner city of Chicago, Mrs. Adams taught 5th-6th grades for 20 years at the Christian school affiliated with the church in which she was a part of all her life.

Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education - Liberty University

Certifications:

  • North Carolina Early Childhood Certification/ProSolutions Training- DCDEE
  • Echelon Front: Extreme Ownership Academy Certification (ongoing)
  • Advanced Certificate of School Management and Leadership - Harvard University (ongoing)
  • Advanced Certificate in Leading School Strategy and Innovation

Preschool Principal

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Students Enrolled

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At what age does BBA’s Preschool accept students?

Students may begin Preschool once they turn 3 years of age and are fully potty
trained.

A student must turn 4 years of age by August 31 to attend our PreK-4 program.

What time does school begin?

Morning Program- 8:15-11:30, includes curriculum learning and a snack

Day Program- 8:15-2:45, includes curriculum learning, two snacks and
hot lunch

Full Day Program- 6:00am-6:00pm- includes curriculum learning, two snacks and
hot lunch

In addition to the curriculum that emphasizes phonics, numbers, character
training and Bible instruction, all three programs include weekly sessions in
Spanish, music, and P.E.

All snack and lunch items are included in your child’s tuition. Monthly snack and
lunch menus can be viewed online and are on display in your child’s classroom.

Do you serve breakfast?

BBA does not serve breakfast, but parents are welcome to bring in food items for
their child to eat up until 7:15am.

What curriculum do you use?

Berean Baptist Academy’s Preschool uses the Abeka curriculum which helps
develop students’ understanding of language and math through a variety of
teacher instruction as well as hands-on and game-styled learning activities. In
addition, students receive a variety of lessons in Bible, phonics, handwriting,
math, science, and history all with a biblical worldview. As a bonus, weekly
sessions of Spanish, music and P.E. are enjoyed by all students.

Students who complete BBA’s PreK-4 program have acquired age-appropriate,
emotional, motor, and academic skills and graduate as young readers ready to
launch in kindergarten.

Do Preschool students have homework?

Preschool students do not have homework since all curriculum lessons are
completed during academic hours.

Is there a supply list?

All supplies are purchased by the academy for Preschool students.

What safety measures are in place at the Preschool?

Berean Baptist Academy believes keeping your child safe is of the utmost
importance. Cameras are installed in every classroom and in both the front and
back of the Preschool building. In addition, Berean Baptist Academy has a school
resource officer who patrols our campus during the hours of 7:30-3:30, Monday-
Friday. Emergency drills for various situations are routinely practiced to help
ensure your child is safe while in our care.

Is the Preschool open all year?

BBA’s Preschool has the following weeks off during the academic school year-

Thanksgiving Break (one week)

Christmas Break (two weeks)

Spring Break (one week)

An eight week summer Day Camp program is offered for BBA families needing care.

Are Preschool students required to be immunized?

BBA students are required to be up to date on all immunizations. A yearly flu shot
is highly recommended.