Welcome to First Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten!
First Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten provides high quality, play based, faith filled, early childhood opportunities for children to grow and thrive. Our goal is to support children ages 2 to 6 years in feeling comfortable, confident and joyful at school through play, exploration, creativity and connection with their peers and teachers. We are a ministry of First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach and have served this community for the past 48 years.
As we navigate this Covid-19 public health crisis, we hope to support children and families in a number of ways that honor the safety of students, families, staff and the greater community. This winter we are offering the following learning opportunities:
In Person Learning: We are opening a small in-person 4-6 year-old cohort meeting from February 1, 2021 – June 18, 2021. This class will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00am – 12:00pm. The cost is $2,250 or 5 payments of $450. **This class is currently full. Please contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the wait list for in-person learning.
Playful Learning at Home Boxes: Each Playful Learning Box will include everything you need for your child to playfully engage in 8 activities created by an FLRB teacher at home. These activities follow the play-based scope and sequence that we use in our curriculum and engage children across 4 of the areas of development that we support throughout the year – social/emotional, cognitive (thinking, learning, problem solving), language/communication and movement/physical development. Boxes are available for pick up the last week of each month for use in the next month. The cost is $75 per month. Click here to register.
Virtual Bookworms: This book themed class is designed to engage and support your child’s love for stories and reading. At the start of each month, you will pick up a kit that includes a copy of the book being explored each week as well as the instructions and supplies for 2 activities related to each book. Each Friday, Ms. Kathie will provide a video of herself reading the book for the next week and teaching the activities, to be used on your family’s schedule. Each Wednesday, Ms. Kathie will offer a live reading of the book at 10:30am via Zoom. Boxes are available for pick up the last week of each month for the use in the next month. The cost is $100 per month. Click here to register.
Laura Schleede, Director
Interested in seeing First Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten for yourself? Email email@example.com to schedule a virtual tour.
“Play is the highest form of research.”Albert Einstein
Research shows that play is the most effective way for children to learn.
When we play together at our school, we are learning:
Social Skills to help us empathize, share and build friendships
How to recognize and regulate our emotions
Gross Motor Skills to help us balance and feel in control of our bodies
Creative Expression and feeling proud of our effort
How to work together to solve problems
Fine Motor Skills to strengthen our hands and prepare us for writing
Growth Mindset and that we grow every time we try
Literacy Skills to help us love reading and recognize familiar letters/words
Math Skills such as counting and sorting
How to explore, experiment and construct with curiosity in our world
That God’s love is there for all of us
At FLRB Preschool & Kindergarten, we utilize the play-based approach outlined in The Creative Curriculum for Preschool by Dodge, Colker and Heroman. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about this and the other curriculum we use.
“Play gives children the chance to practice what they are learning.”Mr. Fred Rodgers