Zion Lutheran Preschool classes address the learning needs and styles of children ages 3 to 5.
Welcoming, Christ-Centered Environments
We address the needs of all learners through developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), the Missouri Early Learning Standards, the Spiritual Milestones as stated by the Child Ministry Department of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and formative assessments in a portfolio format.
We encourage independent and interdependent learning strategies in all curricular areas. Curricular strategies include Learning through Project Approach; Project Construct; Handwriting Without Tears; Second Step: Social-Emotional Early Learning; One In Christ; and SMARTboards (Interactive Whiteboards) in every classroom.
A Family Focus
We communicate daily with families through our Early Childhood Blogs and email. Families are invited to in weekly chapels, special celebration days and parent-teacher conferences.
Accredited and Professionally Recognized
We are accredited with the Lutheran Schools Accreditation Association and our teachers hold Bachelor Degrees in Education or degrees related to Child Development.
Program Descriptions & Choices…
Children are eligible for preschool if they are 3 or 4 before August 1st and are toilet trained. Children may attend preschool 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week: half day (8:00-11:00am) or full day (8:00am-3:00pm). Three-year olds must attend a minimum of 2 days per week; four-year olds must attend a minimum of 3 days per week.
Our classrooms are comprised of mixed age groups: 3-5 years of age. Research has demonstrated that classrooms composed of learners with a range of abilities and gifts will have measurable gains in leadership skills, pro-social behavior, independence and competence in cooperative learning abilities. Older learners nurture younger learners and all children benefit from collaborative learning strategies.
Lunch Bunch is available to students that are enrolled in the Half Day Preschool Program. It runs from 11:00 am-12:30 pm everyday and parents may choose any number of days. Lunch Bunch children bring their own lunch and drink, and enjoy additional time with classmates and extended activities.
Before and After School Care
Before School Care is available from 7-7:45 am and After School Care is available from 3:00-6:15pm. This service is billed hourly in order to serve individual family needs.
See whats happening in our Classrooms
Check out our classroom blogs:
If you have any questions regarding Zion’s Preschool programs or would like to schedule a tour of Zion’s campus, please email Cheryl Haun, Zion’s Early Childhood Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.