What do you want the children in your care to gain while in your program?:
We want them to experience hands on learning in an atmosphere rich in language, literacy and developmentally appropriate materials. We want them to gain a love of learning that will help build the foundation for their academic career.
What sets your Agency apart from the other area Agencies?:
We are a Christian preschool located inside Trinity Lutheran Church. We welcome all families from all faiths. We have a beautiful space, which allows functions to be held, full kitchen use, a full size gym, chapel time and music classes. We implement outreach programs into our monthly curriculum teaching the children about others in our community.
Do you have the resources to accept special needs children?:
What is your Agency’s educational philosophy?:
Young children learn through interaction with their environment and with the people around them. They use their bodies, senses, feelings, and minds to explore their internal and external worlds. This exploration is most successful in a safe and predictable environment. It is the task of early childhood teachers to use their knowledge of the sequence and scope of normal development to provide opportunities for discovery and invention.
Have you had an “aha” moment with a child and/or a surprising result from the use of a classroom activity?:
On a rainy day, we discussed with the children how we could use the rain to create an art project. We had several art mediums out for them to look through. The children picked powder tempera to use. The children sprinkled multiple colors of the powdered paint on tag board. We then walked our paper outside and placed it on the sidewalk. We watched in anticipation to see if the rain would enjoy creating artwork. Low and behold, the art turned out beautiful and we were able to conclude you can use rain to create art. We then created a story that the children dictated about our experiment.
Is there anything else about your Agency that you would like to be mentioned?:
We are a small community and value our interactions with the children and families. We understand the ebb and flow of parenting and are here to stand beside you on your most important journey.