Chapel

The goal of chapel at PCDS, is to help children express themselves to God through stories, prayers, and music.  At Parkway, the children, worshiping together, is a natural fun-loving process.  

Our children experience chapel in an active way.  Age appropriate, short  bible stories,  allow the children to experience God's love and care.  We also learn that Jesus is God's son, and He is our friend and savoir. Children learn to trust in God for all their needs.  We talk to God, and these words become our prayers.  We give Him praise through songs and dance.  This relationship, based on faith, provides the spiritual foundation which is vital to a child's emotional and moral development.

P.E.

The goal for our children is to learn what their body does, how and where it moves, and the relationship of their body to the environment.  Children learn physical skills in conjunction with social, emotional, thinking and language skills.


The curriculum we employ at PCDS is one that is based on the guidelines set by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.  Physical activities are age appropriate for children based on the development of their gross motor skills.  The main areas of focus for instruction are:

  • locomotion (i.e. crawl, walk, march, gallop, skip)
  • balance
  • jumping
  • kicking
  • throwing and catching
  • batting
  • sports, games
  • stretching.

music

At PCDS our children enjoy a music rich experience in singing, listening and moving.  Music is crucial for language development.  In addition, the skills of memorization that music offers will foster academic success.  Music education builds self confidence, and enhances social development.  Our music instructor, Tim Bird, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom.  The older children (3s and 4s) will take part in a music performance at Christmas and at the end of the year.

Our two year olds and Tiny Tots take part in a music to movement class, where Ms Martha gets them moving and grooving to various age appropriate music.

spanish

As part of our curriculum, we introduce the Spanish language and culture to each class beginning at the age of 3 years old.  Our Spanish curriculum includes teaching the children Spanish words, phrases, numbers and songs.  A few of the core concepts taught are:

  • the seasons
  • letters and counting 1 - 10
  • parts of the body
  • names of foods
  • shapes and colors
  • days of the week, and months
  • phrases; please, thank you, hello, goodbye

computer lab

Technology is a part of our everyday lives.  At PCDS we provide the students with an opportunity to visit our computer lab.  In lab, they will become familiar with the parts and terminology of the computer, as well as how to properly care for and operate a computer.  We also provide the students with age appropriate software that reinforces our zoo phonics curriculum.