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Preschool Curriculum

Immanuel Lutheran Preschool provides a well-balanced developmental program in the basic areas of child development. Age-appropriate activities are planned daily for all children. Our daily program involves the basic skill areas and concepts in religion, art, language arts, mathematics, music and rhythms, science, physical fitness, and social studies.

Religion
Included in the daily program are opportunities to hear Bible stories, to learn prayers, and to sing songs with Christian focus. We celebrate all major Christian holidays. Children will have opportunities to participate in worship and thanksgiving to God for His grace to us.

Art
Art experiences are usually free and unstructured encouraging freedom of expression. Activities may include cutting, pasting, chalking, crayoning, making mobiles, and collages, and painting.

Language Arts
Our program encourages receptive language skills such as listening, following directions, visual and auditory discrimination, reading readiness and an appreciation of good literature.

Mathematics
Program consists of many and varied opportunities for free exploration for the children. Freedom to count objects, sort and classify, weigh and measure are all prerequisites for the development of math concepts such as sets, numbers, and perception of space and shape, and the development of other concepts.

Music and Rhythms
Our selection of instruments, tapes, CD’s, and songs encourage musical rhythmic participation. Music is an international language and appeals to children of all ages.

Science
Our science program helps children to observe cause and effect and to relate seasons and weather to everyday life experiences. Three areas in life science we explore are plants, animals, and people, and the basic needs each has for life.

Physical Fitness
This program contains activities for the development of large and small muscles. Fun ways to develop coordination include blowing bubbles, finger plays, and other various activities. Music is frequently used as part of the activities.

Social Studies
Our children learn about themselves, their own personal worlds, their families, their school, and their local community. Later, this learning is expanded to include the world community of different countries and languages, customs, and cultures. We encourage parents to share with us customs observed in their families.