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Focusing on the Most Important Work

By: Annapolis Christian Academy  

Pre-grammar school years are crucial ones, when the cement is still wet, providing us the opportunity to make the best impression in a child’s life. A young child should experience a variety of guided teaching moments with ample time and freedom to create and play.  Pretend play and executive functioning are linked to increased problem-solving skills, communicating clearly, creativity, and the ability to delay gratification or self-control.  

At Annapolis, our philosophy is as Piaget’s –“Play is the work of a child.” Our multifaceted program provides thematic units that engage, integrate, and teach across all curricular areas including teacher directed instruction in multi-sensory learning centers, songs, chants, creative movement, play, and exploration.  Students spend their days exploring the concepts of Math and Science. They develop a love for reading with Phonics, Phonemic Awareness and Literature, and engage their imaginations with Music, Art, and Movement, while promoting development in a number of areas. 

All of these things happen in a loving, Christian environment designed to foster children spiritually, cognitively, physically and socially.   Our gifted teachers lead their student-centered classrooms, modeling the fruits of the spirit and giving the children time to explore, to play and to contribute to the learning. 

C.S. Lewis said, “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” At Annapolis Christian Academy, we believe that children of all ages shape our future and teach us so much about the kingdom of God. The more we invest in them, the greater they become in making a positive impact on their world and those around them. 

To learn more about pre-school at Annapolis, we invite you to attend our Pre-K & Kindergarten Pre-View on February 18, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call (361) 991-6004 or visit our website at