“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6
NURTURING A STRONG FOUNDATION
The East Richland Christian Schools’ Lower Elementary Staff members are uniquely called to provide the stable, consistent structure for the critical early years of learning. Each staff member possesses a strong sense of responsibility to instill a love of learning at an early age.
Because at ERCS, we believe that all truth is God’s truth from Holmes, Arthur (1977) All Truth is Gods Truth, all academically sound teaching at ERCS will include biblical integration. This is critical at every grade level, but especially integral at the primary grade levels. It is not enough to have Wednesday chapels and Sunday School, but every day, our staff takes seriously the call to apply God’s Word and His truth to every area of our children’s lives and instruction.
At East Richland Christian Schools, in Kindergarten through third grade, the academic emphasis is on:
- infusing ALL subjects and lessons with the Truth of God’s Word
- utilizing phonics for Reading instruction
- understanding number concepts and facts in Mathematics
- exploring God’s creation in Science
- developing a sense of time; past and present in Social Studies
These vibrantly decorated, active, self-contained classrooms are exciting places for these young learners to develop interest and confidence in learning. Multiple learning methods are employed to meet the learning needs of the various kinds of learners we are blessed to teach.
In the afternoon, attention is given to developing well-rounded learners. Even from the earliest ages, students attend “Specials” later in the afternoon to develop the artistic and physical skills God has given them. Students receive instruction and supervision in the following subjects throughout the year:
- Physical education
- Student Council (Grades 4-6 only)
- Math Olympics
- Spelling Bee
- Speech Meet
- Right to Read Week