Christian Academy of Knoxville’s Preschool provides a developmentally-appropriate Christian environment for exposure to academics, fine motor and gross motor development, and social interactions.
To encourage a love of learning;
To provide a daily balance of both teacher-initiated and student-directed activities;
To encourage independent decision-making and problem-solving; and
To provide opportunities for participation in music, library, Spanish, art and physical education.
Our classes utilize the Bob Jones University curriculum, and our staff develops the material around both the three-day (M, W, F) and two-day (Tues., Thurs.) programs. Each set of material will also accommodate a students’ learning if enrolled in a full, five-day program.
Typical Day may include:
Centers for individual or small group participation, located in selected areas of the classrooms.
Technology as a part of student learning.
Bible lesson and weekly Bible memory verse.
Each day begins with devotions and a Bible lesson.
A 'special' class, which could be music, library, Spanish, art or physical education.
- Language arts activities such as name and letter recognition.
- Math skills involving counting and sorting, number recognition, shapes, and colors.
- Students must turn 3 by March 31 prior to starting school in August; no exceptions.
- Language arts activities include: letter recognition, pre-reading activities, correct penmanship practice, and listening (to stories, directions, and music).
- Math skills include counting and sorting, number recognition, and number associations.
- Students must turn 4 by August 15.
- A transitional option for older 4-year-old and younger 5-year-old students
- Language arts activities include: letter recognition, pre-reading activities, sight words, correct penmanship practice, memorization of poems, rhymes and jingles.
- Math skills include counting and sorting, patterns, number recognition, and number associations.
8:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday
- Tuesday, Thursday
- Monday - Friday
All students staying after 1 p.m. will go to CAK's Aftercare program (additional fee). The Pre-K program follows CAK's calendar for start/end of school, attendance, holidays, and in-service/staff development days.
Enrollment & Participation:
To enroll, parents must submit a completed application with all required forms. After review of the application, a family interview takes place followed by a recommendation to our Board of Trustees.
Students must be:
age 3 by March 31 to be considered for the 3-year-old classroom
age 4 by August 15 to be considered for the 4-year-old or 5-year-old classrooms (see above)
Potty-trained to take care of toileting needs
Able to dress themselves with little assistance
Respectful of the authority of adults
Considerate of classmates
Tuition & Fees:
Parents can choose a two-day, three-day, or five-day program, all with varying tuition costs. Click here to see current tuition rates. Payments can be made annually, semi-annually, or monthly. A separate fee is assessed for students staying past the 1 p.m. dismissal time, which places them in our Aftercare program. Financial assistance, the pastoral discount and the multi-child discount do NOT apply to Pre-K students attending less than five days per week.