Trinity Lutheran Preschool's Early Childhood program offers classes for children ages 3-5 years. Children attend chapel twice a month, and the other weeks that we do not go to chapel we have a weekly Bible lesson and a monthly memory verse. We also offer an animal studies class, music and movement class.

M/W/F Preschool and Pre-K   (9:00-11:30am)
T/TH Preschool and Pre-K   (9:00-11:30am)
M-TH Jr. Kindergarten   (9:00-11:30am)
T/TH Jr. Kindergarten (9:00-2:00)

 


Preschool (3's)
Our preschool class is a child's first introduction to the preschool environment and focuses on socialization, sharing, and getting along with others. We work on a monthly theme, color, shape and letters. We work to develop fine motor skills, have a joyful outlook on school, and a love of Jesus. This class meets either two or three days a week.

Pre-K (4's)
Our pre-k class learns about simple math concepts, letters, and phonics,through fun and hands-on learning. We will prepare children for Kindergarten by practicing our listening skills, extending our attention span, and developing our fine motor skills. This class meets either three days a week.

Junior Kindergarten
Our junior kindergarten program is an expansion of our pre-k class. Children in this class cover the same topics, but with more in-depth activities and more hands-on experiences. We will further explore letters and numbers. The class meets Monday-Thursday am 9:00-11:30, T/TH 9:00-2:00, or M/W/F (Mondays/ Wednesdays 9:00-2:00 and Fridays 9:00-11:30am).
Junior kindergarten students will have music and chapel twice a month, animal studies once a month. This class also uses Handwriting without Tears for their handwriting curriculum, Zoo Phonics, Get Set for School Numbers and Math and does Weekly Reader every week.



Curriculum
Character First- Bible curriculum that is a centered Bible learning system for preschool children. Children will grow in bible knowledge, Christ-like character, and faithful conduct.

Reading/Phonics- Zoo Phonics, and activities that follow the six building blocks of literacy are used.

Mathematics- Get Set for School Numbers & Math is used as a hands-on approach to teaching math concepts. The following concepts are covered:
     
Preschool- Numbers and Operations (I Know How Many), Geometry (Places and Shapes)
      
Pre-Kindergarten- 
Numbers and Operations (I Know How Many), Geometry (Places and Shapes), Patterns & Algebra (See It, Repeat It), Measurement & Time (Short & Tall, Big & Small)
       
Junior Kindergarten-
Numbers and Operations (I Know How Many), Geometry (Places and Shapes), Patterns & Algebra (See It, Repeat It), Measurement & Time (Short & Tall, Big & Small), Date Representation & Probability (We Can Show What We Know)

Handwriting- Handwriting without tears is a curriculum that helps children have success in handwriting. 
   
Preschool- Mat Man books, stamp and see screens, wood pieces, and roll a dough letters.
   
Pre-Kindergarten- Mat Man Books, stamp and see screens, wood pieces, roll a dough letters, capital letter cards, name plates, and slate chalkboards.
    
Junior Kindergarten- Mat man books, stamp and see screens, wood pieces, roll a dough letters, capital letter cards, name plates, slate chalkboards, flip crayons, word time, get set for school workbook.

Science- We cover the following science themes in preschool throughout the school year.
My Body                         
Plants                            
Magnets
Color Mixing              
Five Senses              
Nutrition
Weather and Seasons      
Taking Care of our Planet 


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