Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.'
Starting in the fall of 2021, Christian Academy of Knoxville's preschool will be moving to a full-day program preparing students for Kindergarten in a fun, safe, Christian environment with both academic and play-based learning! CAK offers several preschool options. Students interested in the PreK option must be 4 years old by August 15. Students interested in the Junior K option must be 4 years old by March 31.
By attending preschool at CAK, your child will receive priority placement in CAK's popular Kindergarten program. Preschool follows our standard school calendar:
Students must be 4 years old by August 15. Students meet 3 days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
PreK focuses on a pre-writing curriculum including letter formation (Zaner-Bloser), developing a strong number sense using interactive learning and manipulatives, and building social-emotional intelligence and strong cooperation skills. PreK also develops early literacy skills such as phonemic awareness through pre-reading activities.
Students must be 4 years old by March 31. Junior K serves as a year-long half step between Pre-K and Kindergarten and is offered 5 days a week (Monday - Friday). This program allows children to gain an extra year of growth before entering Kindergarten.
Junior K follows a similar schedule and format to a regular kindergarten day. Creativity and curiosity are embedded in structured classroom activities. We use the OWL curriculum, which introduces students to core literacy, math, science, and social studies standards. Structured learning through play, projects, and nature the foundation of this class.
Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, preschool classes are moving to a full instructional day, 8:00 am - 2:40 pm. We offer Aftercare until 6:00 pm.