Early Learning


Preparing your child for...a whole new world of knowledge!

At Atlantic Shores we are a family. Beginning with our youngest students, we seek to offer an atmosphere that feels like a second home. Our teachers are loving, experienced and dedicated to providing an amazing first school experience. Whether this is your child’s first time being away from home or he/she has been in another program, we hope that you will find peace of mind when entrusting your child to us. Each of our teachers feel called to work with young students to mold and shape their minds and hearts the way Jesus did. Jesus had a special place in his heart for the little children, and our teachers do as well.

Our desire is to educate the whole child at a developmentally appropriate level. We seek to prepare our students to enter elementary school with a firm foundation spiritually, academically, socially, physically and emotionally. Luke 2:52 says, 'And Jesus grew in wisdom (cognitive) and stature (physical), and in favor with God (spiritual) and man (social and emotional).' With the Word of God as our foundation, we would love the opportunity to partner with you to lead your student into a higher level of excellence."

Jennifer Maggiore
Early Learning Director
Enrollment in this Early Learning Program is limited! If you have an upcoming K3, K4 or Kindergarten student, please lock in your spot early!
Please contact Mrs. Robin Arends at 479-1125 or for more information about this exciting program.

K3 and K4 Early Learning Program

Academically, we strive to create an environment that stimulates a student’s natural curiosity about their world. Knowing that God created everything and He is a creative God, we encourage students to explore the world around them, ask questions, discover nature and make connections. Our K3 and K4 programs are academically based with an emphasis on rich literature integration, small group instruction and meaningful learning centers. Letter knowledge and beginning reading skills are taught through thematic units as well as creative play centers, such as visiting the donut shop and paying with money or practicing patterns while building a burger at the burger barn. We believe that learning should be fun and activities should be engaging.
  • Developmentally based curriculum
  • Unique, creative and stimulating learning environment
  • Guided whole group instruction and meaningful small group learning
  • Teacher led STEAM activities with focus on child exploration
  • Caring, nurturing and qualified teachers
  • Small class sizes – K3 7:1 student/teacher ratio; K4 8:1 student/teacher ratio


Our Kindergarten program is academically strong and many of our students leave Kindergarten reading fluently. Phonics decoding skills are taught and practiced daily in leveled reading groups. Our students use math manipulatives to practice and visualize math concepts. Small group instruction is used to maximize student learning potential while offering opportunities for independent learning at STEM centers. Our Kindergarten is structured to allow each student to be challenged and advance at his own unique pace.
  • Leveled Guided Reading Groups determined by DRA score
  • Math instruction and centers utilizing manipulatives
  • STEM independent centers
  • Independent classroom computer use; Happy Numbers Computer curriculum
  • Small group based instruction
  • Writer’s Workshop curriculum
  • Caring, nurturing and qualified teachers

School Hours and Extended Care:

K3 & K4: Half Day – 8:30-12:00 | Full Day – 8:30-2:15
(K3 offers a 3-day program – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)