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Grace Community School was first established in 1986. For more than 30 years Grace Community has been the leading childcare provider in Southwest Florida. Exceptional childcare and an emphasis on educational achievement at the preschool level has lead to the development of slogans such as “Our Preschoolers Can Read,” and “College Can Begin At 2.”

The College Can Begin At 2 Preschool Curriculum was developed in order to provide a fun, entertaining, and educationally rigorous preschool experience. Children are able to grow developmentally and educationally without becoming bored or unproductive. Our Curriculum combines fun and education with spectacular results!

The College Can Begin At 2 Curriculum is designed to be a self-sustaining curriculum that you will never have to purchase again. Those that purchase this curriculum will receive all of the original digital files so that they may reprint any materials that get lost or damaged, etc.

Learn more about our curriculum by scrolling down and reading about the various aspects of the curriculum itself. If you are interested in a specific topic you can select it from the menu to the right and you will be taken to that section so you can read more.

Rev. Jeremy Walker is the manager of a family-run Christian school in Bonita Springs, Florida, along with his wife, Abby, and ten children. He has lived in Florida his entire life and moved to SWFL Florida to work for Grace Community School in November 1998. He has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Christian Education from Patriot Bible University. Find out more about the Grace Community School Apprenticeship Program at www.gcsapprenticeship.com

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Themed Lesson Plans

34 Unique Theme Weeks:

Western Week
Holiday Week
Creation Week
Outer Space Week
Bugs, Butterflies, & Creepy Crawlies Week
Farm & Garden Week
Fruits & Vegetables Week
Five Senses Week
Jungle Week
Oceans, Rivers, & Lakes Week
Fairy Tales (1) Week
Colors Week
Balloon Week
Song & Dance Week
Medieval Week
Sports Week
Wet & Wild Week
Animal Planet Week
Hawaii Week
Classroom Materials Week
Food Week
Dinosaurs Week
Pirate Week
Carnival & Circus Week
Transportation Week
School Spirit Week
Arts & Crafts Week
Fairy Tales (2) Week
Around the World Week
Community Helpers Week
Thanksgiving Week
Christmas Week
Valentine’s Week
Easter Week

51 Themed Lesson Plans
Exciting and detailed lesson plans for the entire year. Ready to use lesson plans ensure that teachers can spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching and interacting with their students.

Theme Week Designation
Each week of the year is given its own numbered designation. This allows for greater organization, especially when multiple classrooms, or multiple schools are all following the same schedule.

Date of Schedule
Each lesson plan is dated to allow teachers and parents know the dates when their class or child will be participating in the activities on each lesson plan.

Theme Week Name / Age Group
Every week of the year has its own theme which is labeled on the lesson plan. The age group that each lesson plan is suggested for is also labeled on the lesson plan to ensure that all activities are age-appropriate.

Themed Games & Activities
All games and acitivities are theme specific for each week. New fun and exciting activities keeps children excited and wanting to participate in the day’s events.

Weekly Learning Goals
Each week has its own learning goals: Letter of the Week, Number of the Week, Color of the Week, & Shape of the Week. Small weekly goals are set so that children are able to learn while having fun. This gives a good balance between learning and play.

Additional Activities
Additional activities are fun additions to any classroom that can be combined with a number of activities.

Themed Art Projects
Every week of the year has a themed art project that goes with that week. These projects are simple and entertaining for children.

Scheduled Activity Papers
There are 5 letter papers, 5 number papers, 2 name papers, 1 color paper, 1 shape paper, and 1 Spanish paper each week. These papers are perfectly paired with the weeks theme and learning goals to further foster the classrooms learning enviornment.
Special Event, Activities, and Parties
Special events, activities, and parties are some of the most fun and memorable parts of being a child. Throughout the year special events, activities, and parties are planned to further support the week’s theme and activities.

Photo Opportunities
With an exciting curriculum there are many magical moments to be had all year long. Every week gives the teacher an opportunity to share with the families all the fun their child is having at school. The College Can Begin At 2 curriculum is so much fun children can’t help but smile.

Dress-Up Days
Dress Up Days are scheduled throughout the year. These days correspond with the theme of the week. These days do not give children an imagination; it just lets them use it.

Teaching & Learning Materials

Theme Week Designation
Each week of the year is given its own numbered designation. This allows for greater organization, especially when multiple classrooms or multiple schools are all following the same schedule.

Theme Week Name
Every week of the year has its own theme which is labeled on the lesson plan. The age group that each lesson plan is suggested for is also labeled on the lesson plan to ensure that all activities are age appropriate.

Weekly Learning Goals
Each week has its own learning goals: Letter of the Week, Number of the Week, Color of the Week, Shape of the Week, and even Papers of the Week. (These correspond with the same week’s Themed Lesson Plan.)

Phonics Learning Material
Each classroom is given the Letters, Blends, Short Vowel, and Long Vowel Words that will be covered each week. Theses materials are broken into three groups: Group 1 (Beginners), Group 2 (Intermediates), and Group 3 (Advanced). This allows each child to continue to progress year after year, no child is ever left behind or remains unchallenged.

Numbers Learning Material
Each classroom is given the Numbers materials broken down by Number Family (One’s Family, Teen’s Family, Twenty’s Family, etc.) that is to be covered each week. These materials are broken into three groups: Group 1 (Beginners), Group 2 (Intermediates), and Group 3 (Advanced). This allows each child to continue to progress year after year, no child is ever left behind or remains unchallenged.

Colors Learning Material
Each classroom is given the colors that will be covered each week.

Shapes Learning Material
Each classroom is given the shapes that will be covered each week.

Coloring Activity Papers

Letter Activity Papers contain:

Large Uppercase Letter Formation Guide
These large letters are to be utilized by the teacher to teach each child how to properly form each uppercase letter of the alphabet. Children can use their fingers to trace each letter in the proper way in order to form each letter.

Uppercase Letter Formation Practice
Dotted lines at the bottom of the pages allow children to practice writing each uppercase letter multiple times a day.

Large Lowercase Letter Formation Guide
These large letters are to be utilized by the teacher to teach each child how to properly form each lowercase letter of the alphabet. Children can use their fingers to trace each letter in the proper way in order to form each letter.

Lowercase Letter Formation Practice
Dotted lines at the bottom of the pages allow children to practice writing each lowercase letter multiple times a day.

Phonetic Sound Prompt with Clue Word
Each letter paper has a phonetic sound prompt with the letter’s clue word. The teacher can utilize these to further introduce each child to the phonetic sound of each letter covered each day. Phonic sounds are the building blocks to reading and these prompts and clue words further help children to learn how to read.

Phonetic Clue Word Coloring Images
Large coloring images help to put a visual with each clue word and are fun to color each day.
Upper and Lowercase Letter Formation Practice
Dotted lines at the bottom of the pages allow children to practice writing each upper and lower case letter multiple times a day.

Numbers Activity Papers contain:

Number Word and Spelling Recognition
Every number paper has the number word spelled out on it. This helps children to learn how to spell and recognize each number word.

Counting Objects
Each paper has objects for coloring and counting. These activities help strengthen each child’s ability to count a specific number of objects.

Simple Number Recognition Activity
Papers have a small assortment of numbered objects that foster number recognition skills.

Large Number Formation Guide
These large numbers are to be utilized by the teacher to teach each child how to properly form each number. Children can use their finger to trace each letter in the proper way in order to form each number.

Number Family Identification
Not only are individual numbers learned and discussed, children are also introduced to the number family which each number belongs to.

Number Formation Practice
Dotted lines at the bottom of the pages allow children to practice writing each number multiple times a day.

Complex Number Recognition Activity
Papers have a large assortment of objects and numbers that foster complex number recognition skills.

Vocabulary Building Words
Papers have a number of labeled coloring images. This allows children to learn new words associated with the week’s theme that will build their vocabulary of known words.

Name Activity Papers contain:

Large Name Formation Practice
These papers are made for those children just learning to write their names. The lines are larger than normal to allow children better to practice letter formation for each of the letters in their first name.

Small First Name Formation Practice
These papers are made for those children who know how to write their names. The lines are normal size. There are more lines on these papers to allow each child more practice with each paper.

Upper and Lowercase Letter Formation Guides
All name papers have these guides to remind children how each letter is formed. Should a child need help remembering how to form a specific letter all they need do is look at this guide.

Small First & Last Name Formation Practice
These papers are made for those children who know how to write their first name already, and who are now ready to learn how to write their last name. The lines are normal size.

Color Activity Papers contain:

Color Words and Vocabulary Recognition
A color word is written on each color paper. This helps children begin to read and recognize color words.

Large Pictures for Coloring and Discussion
Large images for coloring are on each color paper. These images are objects that match the color word on each page.

Discussion Prompts
Discussion prompts encourage the teacher to ask children to identify objects on each page, and also to name more objects that are the same color.

Vocabulary Building Words
Each image on a color page also has the name of the object printed next to it. This further serves to build each child’s vocabulary abilities.

Shape Activity Papers contain:

Shape Name Spelling and Recognition
A shape word is written on each paper. This helps children begin to read and recognize the name of each shape.

Recognize and Coloring Single Shapes
Single shape papers help children to recognize each shape.

Recognize and Coloring Multiple Shapes
Multiple shape papers help children to recognize that although a shape may vary in size it does not change its shape.

Gluing Shapes
Colored construction paper cut-outs make these papers fun as children attempt to glue the right sized shape onto the right spot.

Spanish Activity Papers contain:

Spanish Color Word Identification and Recitation
Each Spanish color paper has a number of objects along with a Spanish color word next to it. Teachers prompt children to read and recognize each color word in Spanish and then to color each object correctly.

English/Spanish Color Word Key
The English/Spanish Color Word Key at the bottom of each color paper help teachers and parents discuss and review the name of each color in English or Spanish.

Spanish Number Word Identification and Recitation
Each Spanish Number Paper has a number of objects, Arabic numbers, and the Spanish number word. Teachers prompt children to read and recognize each number word in Spanish and then to count each object in Spanish, or to find a specific number the teacher says.

Themed Art Projects

Full Supply List of Needed Materials
Every art project requires supplies in order to complete. Every supply item to begin and complete a project is listed in detail. Never forget any of your project materials again with these handy easy-to-use lists of supplies.

Full-Color Photos
All projects are shown in full color.

Project Templates
Each week has its own learning goals: Letter of the Week, Number of the Week, Color of the Week, Shape of the Week, and even Papers of the Week. (These correspond with the same week’s Themed Lesson Plan.)

Step-by-Step Photo and Written Instructions
Art projects can be complicated, but with step-by-step written and full-color photo examples it is easy for teachers to understand and explain each art project to their class.

Finished Project Examples
Full-color finished project examples with every art project.

Games & Activity Materials

Games & Activities Include:

Small Activity Cut-Outs
There are full-color and black and white small activity cut-outs in the CCBA2 preschool curiculum. These cut-outs are used in various types of activities. These can be cut out and saved for use again at a later date.

Project Cut-Outs
Some projects require pre-printed cut-outs for completion. For every project or activity in the CCBA2 curriculum that requires such materials they are all provided.

Large Activity Cut-Outs
These large activity cut-outs are large objects used for various activities in the CCBA2 curriculum. These can be cut out and saved for use again at a later date.

Paper Template Cut-Outs
Many activities require a paper template (Indian Headband, Lily Pads, etc.). All templates required to play each game are all provided.

Activity Ideas
Many activities require a bit of imagination. When this happens the CCBA2 curriculum provides many ideas to help make each activity fun and exciting.

Black and White Activity Papers
Some activities require objects to be painted or colored by children. All of these activity papers are provided.

Step-by-Step How-To Guides

Step-by-Step How To Guides Include:

Full-Color Themed Activity Books
These full-color books contain complete beginning-to-end examples and instructions for all CCBA2 games and activities.

Full Supply List of All Activities
Every game or activity requires supplies in order to play. Every suppy item needed to participate in each game or activity is listed in detail at the beginning of every how-to guide.

Step-by-Step Written Instructions
Games and acivities can be complicated and lesson plans do not allow much space to describe how each game or activity is to be played. In the how-to guides all games and activities are given step-by-step explanation. This makes understanding how to participate in each activity extremely clear.

Step-by-Step Photo Instructions
A picture is worth a thousand words, and in these how-to guides what may not be clear in the written step-by-step instructions of each activity becomes absolutely clear when accompanied by step-by-step photo examples.

Photos of Completed Activity Results
The desired result of each project or activity creation is easy to replicate with photo examples of all projects and activities.

Single and Multi-Player Activities
CCBA2 games and activities vary from single participant activities to small groups. All of these games are explained in great detail for best results.

Complete Step-by-Step Art Project Instructions
No more hard to follow directions for art project completion. No more forgetting a project’s key materials. Simple and organized.