Community enrollment starts Tuesday, February 7 for the 2017-2018 school year.
Welcome to Kidslink Preschool
Kidslink is a ministry of Pathway Church at the Westlink campus! It has been our privilege to provide families with excellence in early childhood education from a Christian perspective for more than twenty five years!
Children and families are highly valued here. We believe that God has made each child in a special and unique way! You are entrusting us with someone very precious and we take the responsibility of educating your child very seriously!
Our Kidslink staff has been carefully selected. They are top notch teachers who truly love and nurture children. Teachers are committed to providing a very positive learning environment, engaging children in “hands-on” learning, and fostering an excitement for learning!
Call (316) 722-1034 if we can answer further questions! New students are enrolled throughout the school year when openings are available. Schedule a preschool tour so you can see Kidslink in action!
Our preschool staff meets or exceeds all requirements for licensure by the State of Kansas.
One of the most important concepts to grasp is that Jesus loves us. Children are introduced to Jesus as their special friend. Bible concepts, Bible stories, and monthly memory verses are a part of our curriculum. We learn that prayer is talking to God just like talking to a friend. Our Bible focus helps us to learn to apply God’s word to our every day life. The children are taught that the Bible is God’s Word and it is true! Kidslink approaches everything from a Christian perspective so it is interwoven throughout all our activities!
Children are naturally curious about God’s creation and the world around them. We introduce and expand their knowledge of letters, numbers, language, shapes, colors, sorting, and matching (just to name a few!). They will explore in a “hands-on” environment with sensory materials because it is our belief that children learn best through play!
Children are encouraged to develop independence; i.e. separating from Mom & Dad, making the transition to school and classroom, managing personal items such as coat, hat, backpack. They encounter opportunities to learn good manners, develop self-control, and to manage emotions in relationship to their peers and teachers. Children learn there is a time to talk and a time to listen. They are encouraged to verbally express ideas and feelings.
God has given us strong bodies and the ability to do many things. Children need to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination with pencil grip, scissor skills, writing, and drawing. They need opportunities to practice large motor skills through group games, hopping, skipping, jumping, and playing on our playground!
Group dynamics are a new concept to many children. Being in a classroom is different than being by yourself. Learning takes place as we explore a new environment and routine. Concepts of what friendship is, how to be a good friend, sharing, taking turns, and circle time expectations are social goals. Situations naturally arise where we can talk about God’s desire for us. We discuss aspects of being patient, kind, forgiving, obedient, and the happiness we experience when we make the right choices.
• To encourage creativity • To emphasize process • To provide hands-on experience • To use age appropriate materials • To advocate play as the “job” of children and the expression of their work • To offer free play that facilitates choice, encourages cooperation and problem solving, and stimulates social interaction • To integrate Bible teachings into the curriculum in a loving Christian environment
Kidslink provides classes for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Class times are 9–11:30 AM, or 12:45–3:15 PM.
3 year olds (on or before Aug 31) — Tues / Thurs AM or PM or Mon / Wed / Fri PM Pre-K 4 year olds (on or before Aug 31) — Tues / Thurs AM or Mon / Wed / Fri AM Pre-K 4–5 year olds — Mon / Wed / Fri PM or 5 days a week class PM
Pre-K 5 year olds (April–Sept Birthday) — Mon / Wed / Fri AM