During the preschool years at Mountaintop, we are committed to helping kids discover God. The curriculum we use is simple and fun: repeating one basic truth about God each month. The lessons are wrapped up into one “Bottom Line” – a short phrase that is so easy to remember that it can be reinforced at home. Parents receive relevant, easy-to-use, age-appropriate materials to help teach the same concepts from Sunday morning throughout the week. By the time kids are 5 years old, we want them to believe three basic truths:
God loves me.
God made me.
Jesus wants to be my forever friend.
Our two through five year olds have a small group/large group/small group format. First, our preschoolers meet with loving small group leaders who purposefully connect during playtime in their age-specific rooms.
Then they head to large group where kids and leaders come together in a fun environment to worship with singing and dancing, and to learn a Bible story told in a creative way. During this time they will also be learning memory verses, which preschoolers love and really latch onto developmentally.
After large group, children return to their small groups to participate in games, activities and group discussions. These discussions introduce and the reinforce the “Bottom Line” for the month.