Here at St. James Lutheran Preschool, we offer an intentional, carefully designed progression of early childhood preschool class offerings from ages 12 months – 5 Years. The progression is natural and developmentally appropriate, designed to optimize Kindergarten readiness while celebrating learning through play and honoring the magic of early childhood. This progression allows each child the gift of time to learn and develop at his/her own pace while optimizing self-confidence, resilience, and growth. When children complete the St. James Lutheran Preschool early childhood progression they are fully prepared for Kindergarten, embedded with a love of learning and a sense of self and belonging that roots them solidly for years to come.
(Dads, Grandparents & Caregivers Welcome)
Three 6-week Sessions: Fall, Winter, & Spring
St. James Lutheran Preschool welcomes you and your little one to our youngest and sweetest program! The atmosphere is one of warm and supportive companionship with other families, facilitated by a St. James Lutheran Preschool educator to form a beautiful experience for both parents (and special caregivers) and children.
(Children Must Be 2 Years Old by December 1st)
2-day AM Mon/Wed 9:30 - 11:30 am
2-day AM Tue/Thu 9:30 - 11:30 am
The Tiny Tots program is a separate program for our youngest children which starts in mid-September and finishes the first week of June. Each child is unique in terms of their readiness for separation – typically parents/caregivers stay with their child for the first 15-30 minutes of the session until the child can easily seperate. Once the child easily separates, parents/ caregivers are not required to remain for the first 15-30 minutes of the session.
(Children Must Be 3 Years Old by December 1st)
|2-day AM||Tue/Thu||9:30 - 12 noon|
|3-day AM||Mon/Wed/Fri||9:30 - 12 noon|
|5-day PM||Mon - Fri||1:00 - 3:30 pm|
* New Program *
Our 3 year old program provides a loving, nurturing environment designed to foster your child's social, emotional and creative development through play, projects and music. Thinking and reasoning skills are developed through our daily hands on activities. Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled in November and May. A comprehensive portfolio including photos, work samples and assessments is presented at the May conference.
(Children Must Be 4 Years Old by December 1st)
|5-day PM||Mon - Fri||1:00 - 3.30 PM|
Our 4 year old programs provide a loving, nurturing environment where children develop the social and academic skills needed as they prepare to transition to kindergarten. Parent – teacher conferences are scheduled in November and May. A comprehensive portfolio including photos, work samples and assessments is presented at the May conference.
Offered Monday-Friday for Children Enrolled in 3 & 4 Year Old Programs
Bring your LUNCH to school and practice table manners while listening to a story and/or playing simple table games with Mrs. Fennell! Mrs. Fennell will assist, as needed, with opening any lunch items in your child's lunch bag, too!
Morning Session children are escorted from their preschool classroom at the end of the class session to Lunch Bunch in the Tiny Tot classroom. Pick up is here at 12:25 pm!
Afternoon Session children are brought directly to the Lunch Bunch room at 12:30 pm and when Lunch Bunch ends at 12:55, your child will be escorted to class.
Lunch Bunch is available to all children enrolled in the 3- and 4-year old am and pm programs. Lunch Bunch sessions are sold in packages of 5 for $50 or 10 for $90. Single sessions may not be purchased. Lunch Bunch sessions can be used any day your child attends school, but pre-registering by calling the Preschool Office 24 business hours in advance is a must to attend Lunch Bunch. (Your child may not attend Lunch Bunch the same day you call as we must follow the proper and safe student-teacher ratio guidelines.)
LUNCH BUNCH RULE
Children’s Sunday School, Confirmation & Youth Group
If you have kids ranging in age from preschool through 6th grade, we have the PERFECT Sunday School program for you! Our Sunday School is great! It is staffed by a group of dedicated teachers and assistants! Not only do the kids learn about God through lessons, projects and music, they also get to attend a part of our Sunday morning worship service with their parents, teachers and classmates!
The children begin their Sunday School class in the church, with a special opening just for them. At sermon time, the kids will go down to their classrooms and have their lessons.
“St. James Lutheran Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school administered programs.”