Classes and Curriculum

First Lutheran Preschool

Believes children learn best through play.

Provides a safe and engaging environment where children feel connected and free to thrive.

Utilizes current research, play-based curriculum and best practices to support social, emotional, cognitive, physical and language development.

Maintains low teacher/student ratios with highly skilled and qualified teachers and assistants guiding each class.


OUR CLASS OFFERINGS

Lions: For children ages 4-5. Lions meet Mondays through Thursdays or Mondays through Fridays from 9am-12pm. Children must be 4 years of age by August 31, 2022.

Doves: for children ages 3-4. Doves meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am-11:30am. Children must be 3 years of age by August 31, 2022.

Lambs: for children ages 2-3. Lambs meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-11:30am. Children must be 2 years of age by March 1, 2022.

Kangaroos: for children 20 months to 2 ½ years accompanied by an adult with proof of Covid vaccination. Kangaroos meet on Fridays from 9am-11am.

Lunch Bunch offers a way to extend the school day until 1pm. Children bring a lunch from home and enjoy extended time with their peers, eating lunch together and playing both in the classroom and outside. Parents may sign children up on a reoccurring basis or each morning before class starts.


“A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

CLASSROOM ROUTINES

Check In: Connection is a key part of helping children feel safe and comfortable at school. Each child is greeted by their teachers upon arrival. We practice life skills together including taking care of our belongings and washing our hands.

Circle: Circle time is one of the greatest joys of the school day. Children connect as a group to practice listening to each other, taking turns, and understanding/exploring the theme and activities for the day. Music, counting, letters, games and more are incorporated into circle time.

Centers and Art: Children explore a variety of learning centers and opportunities for creative expression. Centers may include sensory play, dramatic play, blocks, fine motor activities, books, puzzles, science exploration, painting, drawing, creating, building and more.

Story: Children cultivate a love for reading during our daily story time.

Chapel: Sharing God’s love is a key part of First Lutheran Preschool’s ministry. Our weekly chapel includes songs, prayer, and a Bible story.

Music: Children sing, chant, play instruments and dance to music with our music teacher, Mr. Joel, each week.

Outdoor Exploration: We strive for longer, deeper play outdoors every day. Please help your child dress for the weather. We do have an indoor playroom as an alternative for days when the weather is extreme.

Free Play: Some of children’s greatest learning and growth happens when given the opportunity to choose and develop their play. Often free play provides the best moments for children to practice problem solving, negotiate sharing and develop empathy.

Clean-up: Children care for each other and the classroom by helping during clean-up time.

Snack: Children enjoy a snack from home after washing hands and praying together. PLEASE NOTE: We are a nut free school.

Goodbye: The connections children develop with their peers and teachers each day are important. A special goodbye is offered each day to remind children that we will gather together again soon.