God has placed on parents the primary responsibility to educate their children. Emanuel Lutheran’s Preschool is designed to partner with parents by providing a Christian Early Childhood Program where children are helped to grow, learn, and develop physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually.
- Provide an environment which supports the growth of the whole child in developmentally appropriate ways.
- Help children experience and learn about God’s love.
- Encourage children to acquire self-esteem, concern for others, a sense of community and a spirit of sharing.
- Foster creativity, exploration, self-discipline, and a love of learning.
All programs are Christian based with a Bible story of the week which is integrated into the everyday curriculum. Our staff recognizes all domains of each child, the physical, the social, the emotional, the intellectual, and the spiritual as significant parts of the whole child.
Half day and full day programs are available.
Toddler (18 Months – 36 Months) The Toddler program is designed for children who are 18 months-36 months. The teachers create an on-going theme-based curriculum to reflect our play-based philosophy this gives the children an opportunity to have many hands-on experiences. We respect each child’s developmental progress and encourage growth in different areas including social and emotional development, problem-solving skills, cognitive, language, self-help skills, gross motor and fine motor. The children develop positive relationships with their teachers and other children in a safe environment.
Preschool (36 Months – 4 Years) The teachers create an on-going theme-based curriculum that gives the children an opportunity to have many hands-on experiences. The children develop positive relationships with their teachers and other children in a safe environment. The skills our curriculum emphasizes are cognitive, language, social studies, math, music, dramatic play, science, gross motor and fine motor. We integrate these learning experiences/skills through nursery rhymes, colors, shapes, Bible stories, and self-help skills.
Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Program (4 & 5 year olds) The teachers create and continue the on-going theme-based curriculum that integrates the skills needed for kindergarten. This includes the ability to listen well, follow directions, and continue to develop large and small muscle control. Literature, the alphabet, math (including counting), beginning writing, health and safety, science, motor skills, social skills, art and music appreciation, dramatic play, and self-help skills are incorporated into everyday activities. The teachers are always aware of each child’s individual needs and they work with individual children, small groups of children and the whole group.