Kindergarten at Bradford Christian Academy

Kindergarten is about so much more than learning  the fundamentals.

Your little one is headed to kindergarten — it’s such an exciting time! Are you ready to watch their creativity become even more inspiring? To see them make new friends and practice taking turns? Kindergarten is when their love of learning will help foster an early understanding of math and literacy, setting them up for success in elementary school.

Bradford Christian Academy’s  kindergarten program really nurtures little learners because we know that competence leads to confidence . Below, you’ll find a brief overview of what we offer, including:

To get the best feel for our program, we encourage you to schedule a visit by contacting Marge Squire, our Director of Admissions.

Every Day is an Educational Adventure

Daily instruction in core subjects is complemented by the fine arts, Spanish, and physical education.

Morning Meeting and Devotional

Students and their teacher gather and pray together.

Stretch Time

Time to get the wiggles out! We incorporate Stretch Time throughout the school day so students get brain breaks through movement.

Fundations® & English Language Literacy

Students explore the wonders found in books while literacy skills are sharpened through Fundations®, a recognized leader in multi-sensory, structured literacy acquisition programs.

Play Time & Small Groups

Dedicated time for active, collaborative learning and playing.

Weekly Instruction in Art, Music, Physical Education, Science, and Spanish

Students enjoy music immersion, artistic media such as painting, drawing, and sculpture, hands-on exploration of science concepts, Spanish language instruction, and movement through physical education. 

Recess

Some favorite activities include climbing and swinging on our playground equipment, running, and the occasional game of hide and seek.

Bible

Bible lessons and prayer time happen daily while faith lessons are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Math

Use of manipulatives and other hands-on activities introduce learners to mathematical concepts and number fluency.

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Individualized instruction in a Christ-centered environment.

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Our dedicated teachers take the time to really get to know their students, taking into consideration how they learn best and delivering content in a way that leads to comprehension and mastery.  Our program provides a sequential  introduction to the kindergarten classroom and curriculum so that preschool graduates have the continuity they need while also creating space and support for children who are stepping into their first school experience.

Our kindergartners flourish through:

Care and support

We cap our kindergarten classes at 12 students so teachers have the freedom to work with students one-on-one.

An active learning approach.

Hands-on activities and play-based learning guide students to an understanding of core subjects and enrichment content.

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A stimulating environment.

From the playground to learning centers, our spaces are designed to be safe and encourage learning.

Modeling kindness

Our dedicated educators teach students to treat each other the way Jesus would want, and they reward little learners when they exemplify kindness.

Our kindergarten program is located on our lower school campus, which features safe, age-appropriate play areas inside and outside.

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Is Bradford Christian Academy the right fit for your family?

Everyone at BCA is so amazing: teachers, staff, and families. I am so blessed to be a part of the community. Tears fill my eyes every time I speak of BCA and what it has meant to me. My kids are so happy and love school….all a mom wants is for their kids to be happy and safe, and they are at BCA.

– KELLY R., BCA PARENT

An Intentional Introduction to Elementary School

At BCA, we look at kindergarten as the start of your child’s elementary school journey. We start each school year by building the relationships and routines that create a classroom culture in which all students are socially and emotionally ready for productive learning.  Throughout the school year, the teacher adjusts work for each individual student so they’re able to progress at their own pace. Because we keep our classroom sizes manageable, teachers give students one-on-one assistance and instruction whenever necessary.

Enriched Learning

Our kindergarten programs take an active learning approach and use hands-on activities to guide students to an age-appropriate understanding of core subject concepts. Utilizing Abeka curriculum, we focus on developing problem-solving and Our kindergarten program incorporates hands-on learning and small group activities to guide students to an age-appropriate understanding of core concepts. Utilizing Horizon and Fundations curricula, students develop problem-solving and comprehension skills that ensure success in elementary school. Our low student-to-teacher ratio promotes a close-knit classroom community where each student can feel seen, known, and celebrated.

At the kindergarten level, core subject areas include:

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Literacy – Reading & Writing
  • Math
  • Bible

Special areas include:

  • Spanish
  • Science
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education

A Safe and Supportive Environment

As a Christ-centered school, students experience God’s love through lessons, teacher guidance, and  daily interactions with their BCA lower school community. As students become more comfortable in their classroom environment, they start developing social skills and solidifying friendships, all while building up their confidence. In addition to providing students with social and emotional support, BCA ensures a safe learning environment through  conducting background checks on all employees, exterior cameras to monitor the school grounds, and one main door that is monitored with a camera/buzzer system for entry.

Meet a Teacher

Sarah Gilbert
Sarah Gilbert

Degree: B.A. from Eastern College
Teaching Experience: 12 years


“Kindergartners are at such a fun age! I love being creative with students through art and science projects. They surprise me every day with how much they absorb, and how quickly they change and grow. I’m so thankful to have a job I love and I get to wake up every day and do something I love.”

See for Yourself

Schedule an on-campus tour by emailing our Director of Admissions, Marge Squire, and see first-hand why families choose Bradford Christian Academy for their kids.