Christ Lutheran Preschool
"A Christ-Centered Education"
OUR CHURCH & SCHOOL’S MISSION & MINISTRY STATEMENT
Christ Lutheran Church is to be a Christ-centered, caring community that celebrates, nurtures, teaches and equips God’s people to live and share the Gospel.
Therefore, Christ Lutheran School and Preschool exists for the purpose of providing a Christ-centered atmosphere for the phases of learning and assisting families in fulfilling their responsibility of bringing up their children in the ways of the Lord.
The vision of Christ Lutheran Church and School is Connecting People to Christ! Through this, our target goals include:
At Christ Lutheran Preschool we strive to reach the children and their families with God’s special love as they learn that Jesus loves them and is their very best friend. We work together with parents by offering opportunities and experiences to help each child grow spiritually, physically, academically, emotionally and socially at his or her own pace. Our words, activities, and songs are focused on nurturing a life-long relationship with Christ as well as preparing each child for the next level of education and developing a love of learning. Our Christ-centered staff provides a fun-filled, safe environment where each child feels secure and loved. We remind our students continually of God’s special love for each of them as He daily forgives our sins and as we all grow together in our love for Jesus.
At the preschool, the children always come first–before planned curriculum, before rules and before adult convenience. The goal of the program is to work with each and every child’s natural development and to support the emerging self within. We believe that learning happens in relationships and that this happens best in relationships which are characterized by personal respect and caring responsiveness in a Christian environment. This respect is carried throughout interactions between staff and children, staff and parents, and staff relationships with each other. We believe children learn best in an environment that motivates them and gives them the desire to learn. We also believe that “curriculum” is all that happens to the child while he/she is at preschool and every moment of the day as well as each child’s interaction with staff, parents, and other children. Play with a purpose is the primary vehicle of “curriculum” as we feel that playing is a young child’s most valuable learning tool and is the way in which children gain self-awareness, learn to handle peer interactions, solve problems, and master skills. In addition, the preschool strives to help strengthen parents’ skills and supports them in their desire to have strong Christian families.
OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
Christ Lutheran Preschool has been established to assist parents in their task of parenting. We seek to serve the parents of the congregation and community by offering a wide variety of growth experiences in an atmosphere of acceptance and Christian love regardless of race or creed. We offer Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten classes, as well as before and after school care for working parents.
Christ Lutheran Church is committed to a Christ-centered and excellent preschool as the best preparation for kindergarten and elementary school. Our efforts focus on the whole child with emphasis on the spiritual, physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children in a safe and nurturing environment. Chris Lutheran Preschool is an available arm of a Bible-based congregation that worships, equips and reaches out to all people in our community and does so in an atmosphere of healing and care.
Susan Ilten / Director
Jackson Thiesfeldt / Principal