St. John Lutheran Preschool

Our Vision

is for each child to grow in his or her faith relationship with Jesus. To encounter social experiences that will build his or her social competence and collaboration skills and play and learn in an inviting and secure Christian environment that nurtures the whole child, spiritually, socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.

Our Philosophy

We believe:
* Jesus is at the center of our preschool and that the Holy Scriptures is our guide in educating God’s children.
* Children are to be encouraged to learn and grow by foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences where all children can succeed in a safe, Christian, and nurturing environment.
* Each Child is a unique individual created by God and that they all can learn in their own way.
* Children learn best through meaningful play that encourages curiosity, discovery and problem solving which
allows each child growth and development of a positive self-image.
* Education should reflect the integration of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional, language, self-help, and
spiritual areas for the total development of the child.
* Parents are the child’s first teachers and that children learn best when parents are involved in the educational
program.
* The primary bridge between home and school is the involvement of the congregation and community in training and equipping the child as the Bible reveals. “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is
old he will not depart from it”. Proverbs 22.6

What do children learn?

JESUS TIME
CIRCLE TIME
GROUP TIME
Wonderful events from the lives of our Savior and people in the Bible come alive through storytelling, flannel board presentations and role-playing.
Children spend time together with their teachers reading books, singing, counting, “reading” the calendar and weather charts, and sharing their experiences.
In groups and individually, children grow and learn with language development, reading, math experiences and science exploration.
ART
MUSIC
LARGE MUSCLE SKILLS
Children explore their creativity through the use of a multitude of art media.
Children daily interact in some musical experience by singing songs, dancing, listening, and using instruments.
Spacious classrooms and fenced outdoors playground allow for games and large motor activities.
FAMILY INVOLVEMENT
We work together as partners with parents in Christian education. Families are always welcome to visit the classrooms, talk with teachers and participate in children’s activities.