Our Programs


WE PROVIDE:

* Christian Environment
* Caring and Nurturing Staff
* Weekly Chapel Service
* Half Day Program
* Optional Before Care and Lunch Programs
* Educational Field Trips
* Active Parent Fellowship
* Computers in the Classroom
* Student/Teacher ratio 18:2 in the 4 yr. old Classes
* Student/Teacher ratio 15:2 in the 3 yr. old Classes
* Student/Teacher ratio 12:2 in the 2 yr. old Classes

CLASS TIMES AND DAYS:

* Preschool hours are from 9:00AM - 12:00 noon.
* 4-year old 5-day classes: Monday - Friday
* 3-year old 2-day classes: Tuesday & Thursday
* 3-year old 3-day classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
* 3-year old 5-day classes: Monday-Friday
* 2-year old 2-day classes: Tuesday & Thursday
* 2-year old 3-day classes: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

NEW for the 2017 -2018 School Year  Program for 2 Year olds

OUR CURRICULUM:

Our preschool uses a variety of age appropriate activities and resources to implement learning based on the SCEWD curricular scheme. The SCEWD plan which stands for Spiritual/Social Living, Communication Arts, Expressive Arts, Wellness and Discovery about the World, is a developmentally appropriate curricula designed for Christian schools.

Our program includes circle time with music, stories, movement and theme discussions; free play and center time with the children choosing from a variety of learning centers which include housekeeping, blocks, computer, educational games and puzzles, writing etc.; creative art with opportunities to explore many forms of art medium; snack time which can include cooking projects and outdoor play. 

Spiritual growth is developed through the teaching and learning of God’s Word.  We concentrate on characteristics of faith (sharing, loving, caring, etc.) on a weekly basis. Bible stories are interwoven within these characteristics of faith.  Weekly chapels are led by the Pastors and our Family Life Minister.

Our program is further enhanced by educational field trips and guest visitors from the community.  Assessment of the children is a continual process using various observation techniques and interactions with the children.  A portfolio is kept for each child.  Parent conferences are held upon request. 

BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM:

Before school program has a new start time and is now available from 8:00 a.m until 9:00 a.m and cost is $2.00 per half hour.

After school care (Lunch Bunch) is offered every day after preschool. Your child must bring a lunch with a drink in a lunch box or sack. Please write your child's name on the lunch box or sack. We do not offer a refrigerator or microwave for meals, so please keep it simple.

After-school care begins at twelve noon and ends at 2 p.m. The charge is $4.00 per hour with no prorated hours. Payment is due the day the service is used. Payment by check or exact change is appreciated. A charge of $1.00 per minute will be charged after 2 p.m.

If you make arrangements for someone different to pick up your child, please send a note informing us who will be picking your child up.

After-school Schedule:

12 noon - 12:45 p.m.      Wash hands, blessing, eat lunch, bathroom
(In Room 3)

12:45 - 1:15 p.m.           Movie, rest time

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.             Outdoor time

2:00 p.m.                        Closed

Lunch program follows the same calendar and holiday schedule as the preschool.

Our Mission Statememt:

To touch the lives of children and their families with the love of Jesus and to nurture their growth spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally and socially.

Our Statement of Philosophy:

As a Christ-centered educational ministry of Messiah Lutheran Church, Messiah Preschool in partnership with families provides the building blocks for the spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and social growth of its students with a developmentally appropriate curriculum that affirms the importance of play. We enmcourage the children to share their God-given gifts in service as witnesses to their love for Christ. This ministry nurtures the congregation and the community through the grace of Jesus our Savior in a jyoyous and loving environment as it fulfills our Lord's imperative, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, fpr the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these" (Mark 10:14).