The ABEKA, a Christian curriculum, is the primary course of study used throughout the FMBC-CDCA. The curriculum provides a clear plan for teaching the Scripture, Penmanship, Phonics, Language, Spelling, Reading, Arithmetic, Art, Music, Science, Health, History, and Poetry. This curriculum ensures that students will be taugh new matieral on each grade level with sufficient review of the old material.
In addition to the ABEKA curriculum, the children within the CDC and the Academy will engage in age appropriate experiences, which include work, play, quiet, and active times, group and individual acitivities.
Specificially, children will participate in the following activities as appropriate to age:
- Working with paints, clay, crayons, blocks, and other manipulative materials.
- Taking short field trips to points of interests in the community.
- Learning phonic sounds, number concepts, colors and shapes.
- Enjoying stories, poetry, dramatizations, films, and music.
- Learning academic and social skill development through the use of computers and other technological advances.
- Learning to share, take turns, plan, solve problems and communicate with others; appropriate social skills (manners).
- Developing and expanding motor skills through inside and outside play.
- Exploring the world through the use of five senses.
- Practicing good health habits.
- Learning Bible stories, Bible songs, and prayers.
The ABEKA curriculum is designed to:
- Expose students to character-building content that will influence their lives.
- Maxmize reading comprehension with a fast rate of speed through weekly reading of speed and comprehension selections from Adventures in Nature and Read think 5 skill sheets.
- Improve the flow and expression of oral reading to help it become more meaningful both to the reader and listener.
- Develop an appreciation of and an appetite for a variety of good literature.
- Gain ease in reading Scripture by weekly use of the Bible as a reading text.
- Increase speaking and listening vocabulary.
- Learn to recall details and to deduct conclusions from reading through discussion of reading material.
- Practice critical thinking skills by being encouraged to recall facts, see relationships, draw inferences, and make evaluations.