The Early Childhood Program at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School is designed to provide children with the foundation needed to help them be successful in school and later in life. Our mission is to provide a caring and nurturing Christ-centered environment where children can develop the spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills that will help them reach their full potential. Our teachers are dedicated to partnering with families to ensure that each child has a positive educational experience.
Our students participate in interactive, hands-on activities across the curriculum; including religion, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Children learn through stories, songs, games, arts and crafts, and play. Our schedule is designed to provide an age appropriate balance between teacher directed learning and child-initiated investigation. Our teachers do their best to meet each child where they are at; providing extra assistance when needed and challenging those who are ready.
The current trend in education places a strong emphasis on academics and assessment. This has been pushed down into Early Childhood classrooms. However, research proves that this is not developmentally appropriate, nor is it beneficial to a child’s learning. We understand how children learn, and we are committed to providing a quality program where children are actively engaged in the learning process.
We offer low teacher-student ratios in our classrooms. The maximum number of students in our Prekindergarten 3 and Prekindergarten 4 classes is 18, with a teacher and a full-time aide. Our Kindergarten classes can have up to 20 students, with a teacher and a full-time aide.
If you would like to know more about our program, or if you are interested in a tour, please contact the school office.