About Us

getting messyThe Creek Preschool and Kindergarten, located in Orange, CA is licensed for children ages 2.0 through Kindergarten. License # 300600752

We are a ministry of River47, an Evangelical Covenant Church. Our scripture-based curriculum combines developmental and academic philosophies to give the children the opportunity to grow mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. We provide a Christian environment with loving educators who model God’s love and encourage spiritual growth through daily interactions, Bible lessons, songs, and prayer.

We follow a modified version of the Orange Unified School District schedule.

Curriculum: We offer an age-appropriate Christian curriculum that incorporates developmental and academic experiences. Children are encouraged to explore their environment through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Materials and equipment are provided to support language development, spiritual growth, physical, social, and intellectual development.

 | Phonics | STEAM | Music | Field Trips | Chapel | Special Events | Play |

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Phonics

Zoophonics is our fun, active approach to learning our letters and letter sounds! With kinesthetic movements called ‘signals’ and a fun animal alphabet for a concrete tie in to the symbolic letter, the children are receiving age-appropriate academic instruction in a fun and engaging way.  {Our Kindergarten students use  Zoo Phonics &  the ABEKA curriculum program – see the kindergarten page for more information}

 

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math)

STEAM experiences provide children the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering and math concepts through creative, concrete hands-on activities and materials. STEAM in our curriculum is a fun process of learning centers-based opportunities to explore, create, build, experiment, and imagine while learning about important core science and math concepts.

 

Music Class

Mrs. Karen with Kids Love Music comes to us every other week for a fun time of music and movement with activities, finger plays, puppets, and instruments that we get to play!

 

Field Trips

Adventure comes to the Creek in fun hands-on field trips where we never have to leave campus to learn something new.  Favorites include Big John the Talking Fire Truck, The Pumpkin Patch, All God’s Creatures Petting Zoo, the library and more!  Our TK and K class also gets to go off-site to Tanaka Farms, the fire station, and the grocery store!

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Chapel

We attend chapel twice a month as a school for a short time of Bible learning together, and fun, energetic group worship.  The classes take turns leading chapel time, and you’re invited to come and participate with us.

 

Special Events

We have several class holiday celebration parties as well as special events that take place during the year: Grandparent’s Day, Daddy N Me Night, & the Mommy & Me Tea are all favorites.  We also have a Christmas Program where all the children perform and we sing holiday carols as a school, followed by cookies and milk.  For promotion day, we celebrate the children’s successes over the school year and give one final school performance, followed by one last class party to end the year together!

Bounce U Private Bounce Day, Chuck E Cheese, Chick-Fil-A Eat & Play, a Bike-a-Thon, and a Book Faire are all fun events that are also fundraisers for our school. You can learn more about them on our fundraiser page.

 

Play

We believe that play is an essential component of a preschooler’s day – and while we have structured time, there are also opportunities to just play! In our classrooms we have dramatic play centers, block centers, vehicles and characters, doll houses and more in every room. Our playground is full of space to run around, climb, swing, dig and experience the outdoors.