One To Grow On

On to Grow On General Information

  • This class meets at Pella Christian Grade School.
  • The class meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:30-11:30 p.m.  
  • The pace and nature of instruction in One to Grow On provides an opportunity for additional preschool preparation for kindergarten.
  • The emphasis is on developing skills in physical, cognitive, social-emotional, and spiritual areas. 
  • On to Grow on is designed to prepare children who have been in Preschool that are not yet ready to attend kindergarten.
  • On to Grow on is also designed to prepare children who will turn five before the end of the school year that are not yet ready to attend kindergarten.

One to Grow On Curriculum

  • The curriculum incorporates elements from CSI Bible and preschool curriculum, Handwriting Without Tears, Houghton-Mifflin Pre-K, and Creative Curriculum, and Enhanced Alphabet Knowledge.
  • Assessment is conducted during a  fall, winter, spring cycle with parent-teacher conferences held following the winter assessment.  
  • The assessment document is being refined under the guidance of Lori Eekhoff, early childhood specialist from Heartland AEA.