At St Philip Lutheran Preschool, we strive to develop the whole child:
Intellectually, socially, spiritually and physically.
Our goal is to help ensure the transition from home to school is both seamless and enjoyable, as we focus on the whole child and their individual needs. We look forward to being a part of your family as we welcome you into ours.
We create and implement curriculum which is both educational and developmentally appropriate, allowing children to learn, explore and grow. We have planned curriculum and structured teaching using Core Knowledge to begin the building blocks for future learning. The Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence is a cumulative and coherent progression of knowledge and skills in all developmental areas and integrates developmentally appropriate practices for both content and instruction. It provides a solid, coherent foundation for later learning in kindergarten and beyond.
The children practice techniques to express their feelings and emotions, develop friendships, work out differences, speak in groups, and activate listening. The children also learn self-help skills that allow them to gain independence by taking care of their needs.
We provide a nurturing Christian foundation through prayer, songs, Bible verses, and inviting God into our everyday lives. Voyages, our Bible curriculum, by Concordia Publishing House, gives the children the opportunity to grow in their faith and relationship with God. Each week, basic Christian concepts and Bible lessons are taught through child-appropriate language. We also send home a lesson sheet that goes along with the Bible lesson of the week and encourage parents to take an active role in their child’s education.
We focus on the development of gross motor skills, fine motor skills and perceptual motor skills through outdoor play, structured gym time, group activities and find motor art activities. They also practice fine motor skills important to future learning, including holding a pencil and cutting with scissors.