who we are
Here at Christ Lutheran, we believe it is our job to develop and nurture little knights who love Jesus and others!
We encourage our children to try new and exciting things inside the classroom as well as outside. Our preschool uses a developmental approach to education and is a place that encourages hands-on learning through discovery play. Through our program, we pray that each preschooler will blossom in their self-esteem, gain independence and know without a doubt, that Jesus loves them!
Purpose: At Christ Lutheran Preschool, we exist to nurture young children and to stimulate their spiritual, physical, emotional, verbal and cognitive development, as well as, encourage positive self-esteem and social interaction.
Mission: The Preschool is an integral part of the total purpose and goal of Christ Lutheran Church. We teach faith through Bible stories and cross curriculum lessons. The Preschool partners with families by helping their children come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Our mission is to help children gain a healthy sense of self, create a life-long love of learning and know they are special in the eyes of God.
Curriculum: Creative and happy experiences with others are some of the goals of our preschool program. The activities we offer encourage growth and development in these areas:
- Music and Bible Stories
- Reading and Number Readiness
- Science Concepts and Problem Solving
- Large and Small Motor Coordination
- Social Development and Interaction
- Language Development
- Creative Art and Expression
The curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs and interests of each child, emphasizing the building of self-reliance and problem solving abilities in all developmental areas. We also offer an individual Science and Engineering class to those children who are interested.
Enrollment into Christ Lutheran Preschool is open to any child without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin or ancestry. Children must be at least 18 months to enter the program and do not have to be potty trained to enroll.
We offer 2-Day, 3-Day and 5-Day programs that are half-day (until 11:45 am), school-day (until 3:30 pm), or full-day (until 6:00 pm). We would love to give you a personal tour of our preschool facility and share with you all of the wonderful things happening here at Christ Lutheran Preschool!
The Preschool is an integral part of the total purpose and goal of Christ Lutheran Church. We teach faith through Bible stories and cross curriculum lessons. The Preschool partners with families by helping their children come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Our mission is to help children gain a healthy sense of self, create a life-long love of learning and know they are special in the eyes of God.
In concert with modern child development research findings, the concept of the Outdoor Classroom is built upon the premise that children are complex beings. To nurture the whole child, early childhood education needs to follow the fundamental principle that children are learning everywhere and all the time. Children need a broad variety of learning experiences and opportunities to grow in areas such as gross and fine motor development, social-emotional development, language development, and creative expression. Mastery of the skills associated with these areas is critical for healthy development as well as later academic success, and requires an educational format that is very different from a traditional elementary classroom. The Outdoor Classroom evolves from the real needs of children, offers activities that are personally meaningful to them, and fully embraces developmentally appropriate practices in early care.
- Most activities that can be done indoors can be done outdoors. Some activities occur best outdoors; some can only occur outdoors.
- Children spend substantial periods of time outside, and it is easy and safe for them to get there.
- There is a full range of activities for children to participate in, including many activities that are traditionally thought of as “indoor activities.”
- The outdoor space offers a balance of areas for physically active and less active play.
- While outside, children frequently have the opportunity to initiate their own learning experiences and activities, with teachers available to support them.
- The outdoor curriculum evolves from and changes with children’s changing needs and interests.Children experience nature in as many ways as possible.