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SNU's School for Children - a Child Development Laboratory School - Grade Divisions

Our full day Kindergarten program offers a curriculum which is based on the knowledge of how young children develop and learn. The learning environment provides a wide variety of classroom activities which foster all areas of development: intellectual, language, physical and social; and provides the challenge for children to learn according to their individual growth patterns.

Reading and Language Arts

Young children begin to develop language arts skills through the context of shared reading with quality children's literature, shared writing, language experience, reading and writing centers. The Reading and Language Arts Program focuses on print awareness, phonological/phonemic awareness skills, phonics/decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. These skills are integrated into daily activities.

Reading and Language Arts Program Activities

  • Word walls
  • Language Experience
  • Shared  reading
  • Small reading  groups
  • Sight-word  vocabulary
  • Book  check-out
  • Independent reading  time
  • Phonics  skills
  • Book knowledge
  • Peer reading
  • Interactive writing
  • Journal writing
  • Shared writing
  • Poetry
  • Inventive spelling
  • Individualized skill groups
  • Print Awareness


Young children begin to develop mathematical understanding through experiences with a wide variety of real objects provided in learning centers and practical situations (e.g. blocks, pegs, buttons, cooking).

Mathematics Program Activities

  • Hands-on experiences
  • Patterns
  • Number sense
  • Geometry and spatial sense
  • Measurement
  • Data analysis
  • Calendar skills
  • Cooking experiences

Science and Social Studies

Science and social studies is integrated into themes of interest throughout the year and includes experiences with animals, plants, the environment, geography, history, and economics. Learning experiences are provided through learning centers, resource people, projects, and field trips.

Christian Values

  • Bible stories
  • Character Development
  • Prayer
  • Daily devotions
  • Christian teachers

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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