Preschool – About Peace Lutheran Preschool

Peace Lutheran Preschool Information

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Philosophy
Children learn by doing and through play. They are provided many varied activities that promote readiness skills which prepare for future learning.

Curriculum
Curriculum areas include art, math, language, social studies, science, music, physical education, and religion. Our preschool has a Christian emphasis. Children will sense a loving God and begin to have an understanding of concepts such as sharing, caring, loving, and forgiving.

School Year
School is in session from September thru mid May with vacation days similar to the Sioux Falls Public Schools.

Classes Offered

For children who are four or five years old by September 1. These are kindergarten readiness classes
MWF 9:00–11:30 a.m. – (90 half days a year)
MWF 12:30–3:00 p.m. – (90 half days a year)
TTh 12:30–3:00 p.m. – (60 half days a year)

For children who are three years old by September 1
TTh 9:00–11:30 a.m. – (60 half days a year)
TTh 12:30– 3:00 p.m. – (60 half days a year)

Preschoolers

Steinwand Scholarships
Peace Lutheran congregation offers a limited amount of scholarship money to families with special financial needs. Contact the preschool director, Sue Olson (361-3683, ext. 18, or preschool@peacelutheran.com), for information.

Teachers
Classes are taught by certified teachers with many years experience in early childhood education. Teaching assistants are also experienced in working with preschool children. The teacher/child ratio is 1/8 (or 9).

Preschool Teachers
Teachers: Shelley Bitz, Sue Olsen (director), Cindi Klein, and Laura Donat

Daily Schedule

• Opening, circle time – worship and Bible stories, announcing the theme
• Art, crafts, learning activities – creative and constructive
• Gym time – large motor activities, games, moving to music, riding toys, climbing apparatus
• Free play – learning games, dramatic play, trucks, blocks, manipulatives, sensory (sand and water)
• Show and Tell
• Snack
• Circle time – stories, songs, rhymes, concepts

Some Things Children Do at Peace Lutheran Preschool

• Arts and crafts – Cutting, gluing, drawing, painting (easel, sponge, finger painting, and more)
• Carpentry
• Puppet stories
• Puppet play
• Sensory experiences (sand, water play, and more)
• Play dough
• Puzzles
• Learning games
• Block building
• Trucks, cars, trains
• Tapes, CDs, and videos/DVDs
• Dramatic play
• Field trips
• Show and Tell
• Finger plays and rhymes
• Songs and music
• Rhythm instruments
• Moving to music
• Riding and climbing toys
• Ball handling
• Learning shapes, sizes, numbers, colors
• Alphabet
• Name and number writing
• Stories and folk tales
• Bible stories and religious concepts
• Make friends

Dramatic Play
Dramatic Play Dramatic Play
Gym Time
Gym Time   Gym Time

Learning by Doing and through Play

Learning by Doing        Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing    Learning by Doing

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Learning by Doing    Learning by Doing

Circle Time

Circle Time    Circle Time
Field Trips
Field Trips    Field Trips

Field Trips   Field Trips

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Peace Lutheran Preschool admits students of any race, color, and 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, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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