St. Paul's Early Childhood Center

Mission

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Early Childhood Center shares the Lord Jesus Christ with children and their families, and through the power of the Holy Spirit many will believe in Him and be saved. Program Philosophy Our preschool program provides a safe, nurturing, developmentally appropriate and Christ-centered environment for the children. The children will have opportunities to grow spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually through a variety of playful learning centers and group activities. We provide many opportunities for parents to be involved in their child’s preschool experience. 

Christian Education Each week the children attend a short age-appropriate Chapel Service during class time. The Services are led by Pastor David Rutter and families can attend. During class the children will hear Bible stories from the Old and New Testament. Christian education will be incorporated the program.

Family Involvement Parents are given many opportunities to share in their child’s preschool experience. Newsletters are sent home with family activities and preschool events each month. Program plans are posted on a parent news board. Parents are invited to volunteer in the classroom or work on projects outside of the classroom. Siblings are welcome at most events and field trips. Each family’s culture and traditions are welcomed and celebrated in the classroom.

Curriculum Statement St. Paul’s Preschool has a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum. Developmentally appropriate means that we use what we know about child development, the individual child, and the child’s family and culture to plan our program. We use a combination of curriculums, Handwriting Without Tears and One in Christ to supplement our program. We use themes, centers, large group, small group, and individual activities. We provide scaffolding activities to help children learn and grow. We start with the child where they are developmentally and provide an environment where they can play and learn.