Director’s Welcome Message

Dear Prospective and Current Families,

Welcome to St. James Lutheran Preschool! We are a nurturing community of teachers and staff, parents and children — an extended family committed to creating a safe, fun and meaningful early childhood experience. Together we instill and celebrate a life-long love of learning and friendship.

Children at St. James Lutheran are treated with respect, consistency, and encouragement. In this warm Christ-centered environment, children experience playful and developmentally-appropriate learning each day as they grow and blossom. Our bright, welcoming indoor classrooms and spaces inspire exploration and learning. Our outdoor playground provides ample opportunity for running, climbing, swinging and digging in the sand all while giggling and talking with friends.

Teachers intentionally plan lessons in each of our PROGRAMS to ensure that learning is fun, playful, and relevant to their lives. Academics are embedded into the curriculum through play-based learning activities. By the time St. James Lutheran Preschool children move on to Kindergarten, they have the self-help and social skills that are essential for a positive Kindergarten experience. They have a love of learning and books, can make friends, and understand how to work as an individual or with a group.

Our curriculum follows the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Children of all religious traditions and ethnic origins are welcomed here.

St. James Lutheran teachers, staff and parents partner closely to ensure the best preschool experience possible for each child. Communication between parents, teachers, and preschool administration is ongoing. Parents are encouraged to be a part of their children's school lives through involvement in classroom events, Helping Hands committee, and Parent/Teacher Conferences.

For further information, or to arrange a personal guided tour of the school, please contact our preschool office. I look forward to meeting you in person!

All the best,
Meredith Johansson, Director

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