URCA Preschool (URCAP) is a 5-star early childhood education facility licensed through the North Carolina Division of Early Childhood Education. We are members of the North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (NCAEYC). Our mission is to partner with families and churches to bring about Biblical, Academic, and Social Excellence. Using these components, we cover the B.A.S.E. in the lives of the children.
For 20 years, the Upper Room Christian Academy Preschool has provided excellent early education and daycare to hundreds of families and children. We are a leader in academics, learning-through-play, and S.T.E.A.M. education. Our family friendly, Christ-centered, safe and nurturing environment makes URCA Preschool the ideal place for children to grow, learn, and play. At our school, we build the foundation for life-long learning and achievement!
As families/parents are children’s first and most important teachers, URCAP is excited to enter into this dynamic partnership, where we can support successful early learning and development. We use Mother Goose and the Creative Curriculum in conjunction with NC Foundations to help us reach this goal. Daily lessons include group and individual activities to address the five domains of learning. Devotion is also a part of the daily routine, which helps children to recognize God’s creation and his plan for their lives.
|Infant/ Toddler Domains||Approaches to Learning||Social and Emotional Development||Language and Communication||Cognition||Perpetual, Motor and Physical development|
|Preschooler Domains||Approaches to Learning||Social and Emotional Development||Language, Communication & Literacy||Mathematics Development & Scientific Reasoning||Perpetual, Motor and Physical development|
|Infant/ Toddler Domains||Preschooler Domains|
|Approaches to Learning||Approaches to Learning|
|Social and Emotional Development||Social and Emotional Development|
|Language and Communication||Language , Communication & Literacy|
|Cognition||Mathematics Development & Scientific Reasoning|
|Perpetual, Motor and Physical development||Perpetual, Motor and Physical development|
Children are given opportunities to work on their problem-solving skills, sharing, responding appropriately to their feelings and others and a host of other things. They are also able to forge friendships while exercising their fine and gross motor skills in one of our two outdoor learning spaces. Every Friday, we have Chapel service. Our children lead prayer, sing praises and perform dramatic presentations of their favorite Bible stories. It is wonderful to see the children develop a love for the Lord and the arts and gain self-confidence. Overall, at URCAP, the toddlers and two’s work on the 3 R’s and Toilet Training, the three’s work on the 4 C’s, and fours work on the Hi-5’s. There is never a dull day at URCA Preschool!
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As we know, everyone feels better when they have a full stomach. Children are served a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack daily. Our food is prepared fresh in our cafeteria and prepared with love in accordance to Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and USDA. Our families have the opportunity to participate in activities and are encouraged to volunteer whenever they can. We know that strong partnerships are key to the successful growth and development of every child.
We look forward developing this partnership with you!