Jesus commanded us to “Go and make disciples of all nations” Matthew 28:19. He also told us to, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these,” Matthew 19:14. As the members of Christ Lutheran Church endeavor to carry out the “Great Commission”, we have extended our ministry to include young children and their families. Christ Lutheran Preschool provides daily opportunities for young children and their families to come to know Jesus as their personal Savior and friend. It serves to be a place and program that will provide lessons and activities that bring Jesus Christ into the lives of children through loving, Christian teaching.
“Feed my lambs” John 21:15 Strengthen those who are in relationship with Christ. Help the wavering and the wandering into relationship with Christ. Develop and strengthen the intellectual, physical, spiritual, and emotional gifts God has given our students and families by offering a wide variety of growth experiences in an environment of Christian love.
We believe that Christ is at the center of our early childhood program. We teach not only the rules for living that God has given us in the Old Testament, but his wonderful grace he has given us through his son Jesus. It is the belief of the staff at Christ Lutheran Preschool that young children learn primarily through play and “hands on” experiences and is the way in which children gain self-awareness, learn to handle peer interactions, solve problems, and master all types of skills. We, as parents and educators, focus on the whole child.
We also believe that: Purposeful play is the primary means of curriculum, as we feel that playing is a young child’s most valuable learning tool Learning occurs with environments that promote exploration, problem solving, and interactive behavior and motivates the child and gives them the desire to learn. Teacher-led activities, group activities, language arts, and self-directed play, assist in the learning of academic concepts such as numbers, letters, patterns, problems solving, and life skills.