The teachers in EC have high expectations for the boys in their care, and the boys rise to meet their expectations. Mrs. Kilgore sat in her rocking chair and turned her full attention to the verse for the month of February, Joshua 1:9. With Mrs. Kilgore leading the way, they all started to repeat a paraphrased version of the memory verse for February slowly and rhythmically: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you are. Joshua 1:9.”
To help these verses stick in the boys’ minds, Bible teacher Darilyn Christenbury sets the words to a rhythm. That helps the young boys pick it up in no time, bobbing their little heads to the beat every time they repeat it. In addition, as the boys recite the verse, Mrs. Kilgore is prompting them with full-body motions to help them remember.
The virtues don’t stop there — in Bible class, Early Childhood boys learn about Bible characters and stories that display the virtues they are learning about.
EC teachers know how important this age is, and they take the responsibility of teaching these young boys seriously. They teach them everything a YK-SK boy should know to be prepared for the coming years of learning at PDS. But the reason they came to PDS was so that they could teach these boys more about God. Building Boys, Making Men is designed for that same reason. Those involved in Early Childhood are establishing a foundation that will be built on for a lifetime. We are so proud that the foundation they are building is one built on the solid rock of Jesus Christ.