Patty Baugher

Patty Baugher

Kindergarten Teacher

Patty is a graduate of James Madison University with a BS in Early Education, along with a BS in Home Economics.

Angela Stolzfus

Angela Stoltzfus

Second Grade Teacher

Angela is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University with a BS in Liberal Arts and Early Childhood Education.

Kindergarten at Blue Ridge Christian School is a place of excitement and growth. Our program lays a solid foundation for each child to reach their God-given potential. Our children are provided with hands-on activities that will instill a passion for life-long learning. The students also receive instruction in Bible, Spanish, Music, Art and P.E. We would consider it an honor to partner with you as your child grows in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Full and Part Time Options

Part time students meet from 8:30-12:00. Full time kindergarten students receive additional academics, recess, and lunch.

Considering the Whole Child

We believe that the purpose of a Kindergarten program is to develop the whole child. Our goal is to teach the child spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. We combine developmental and academic experiences to reach this goal. The Kindergarten program strives to develop a child’s growing awareness of God as Creator, Sustainer, and Savior. Prayer, a respect for and regular use of the Bible, and ongoing reference to God’s work in the world and in their daily lives is integrated across all curriculum areas.

Academically, we use a theme-based curriculum consisting of reading readiness, language, writing, math, science, social studies, and an introduction to age-appropriate authors. Our approach includes activities performed individually as well as small and large group interaction with stories and experiences.

Phonics, the sound/symbol relationship, is central to our program. We teach children how to blend sounds to make words — a precursor to learning to read. A wide range of reading activities supplement this process. These activities include daily reading aloud to the children, a variety of writing and drawing opportunities, expanded vocabulary, exposure to many kinds of printed materials, and encouraging comprehension of the written and spoken word. Our classrooms have an excellent assortment of books, games, and activities to enrich each child’s learning.

Diverse starting points

Our Kindergarten accommodates students at a variety of stages in the reading acquisition process. Those who enter as readers are provided a literature-rich environment where they are encouraged to read and write during regular activity time. More advanced books are accessible for those who are already reading. Kindergarten is a time of discovery, socialization, language development, body image awareness, and excitement about learning. BRCS lays a strong foundation in preparing the child for a successful first grade experience.