Hope Lutheran Preschool, 4K, and Childcare

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3-year old Preschool (3P)

No more than twelve (12) children will be in a Preschool class session.

Preschool: Starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m. Monday – Friday. For the Preschool program, the child must be three years of age before September 1 and fully toilet trained.

Prayer and short Bible verses will be encouraged.

Preschool Schedule

9:00-9:30 – Circle Time
This is where the day’s focus is established through stories, music, and other language media. It is a teacher directed activity in which the children participate as a group.

9:30-9:45 – Movement
Children will participate in activities to strengthen gross motor skills.

9:45-10:00 – Snack
Children will eat wholesome snacks and enjoy casual conversation between children & teacher.

10:00-10:15 – Skill Lesson
This is where a skill will be taught by the teacher. The children will practice this skill via activities in the learning centers.

10:15-11:15 – Learning Centers
Teachers provide a stimulating environment through learning centers.  A combination of self-directed and teacher-directed activities will be provided for practice with the skills previously taught.  Emphasis is placed upon each child’s individual development.

11:15-11:30 – Circle Time
It is a teacher directed activity in which the children participate as a group. This is where the day is reviewed and closed with prayer.

 

Curriculum:

Hope Preschool’s educational policy is based on the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards

  • Health and Physical Development
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Language Development and Communication
  • Approaches to Learning
  • Cognition and General Knowledge

4-year old Kindergarten (4K)

operates in partnership with the Fond du Lac School District. No more than eighteen (18) children will be in a 4K class session.

Morning 4K: Starts at 8:35 a.m. and ends at 11:15 /11:30 a.m.

Afternoon 4K: Starts at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 /3:25 p.m.

For the 4K program, the child must be four years of age before September 1 and fully toilet trained. Hope Preschool will provide an optional 15 minute Christian education session daily at the end of each class.

4K Schedule

8:35-9:00 or 12:30-12:55 – Large Group Activity
This is where the day’s focus is established. It is a teacher directed activity in which the children participate as a group. Emphasis is placed upon maximizing each child's individual development.

9:00-9:20 or 12:55-1:15 – Music and Movement
Children interpret music through songs, musical games, and instruments or participate in activities to strengthen gross motor skills.

9:20-9:40 or 1:15-1:35 – Restroom Break, Snack, and Literacy Link
Emphasis is on language development. Activities include such things as reciting, chanting, or writing stories, poems, and finger plays.

9:40-11:15 or 1:35-3:10 - Learning Centers
Teachers provide a stimulating environment through learning centers. This time will provide a combination of self-directed and teacher-directed activities in areas such as language arts, science, social studies, math, art and dramatic play. Emphasis is placed upon each child’s individual development.

11:15-11:30 or 3:10-3:25 – Christian Education (optional)
Teacher directed activity to learn about Jesus and all He does for us.

11:15-11:30 or 3:10-3:25 – Dismissal

 

Curriculum:

We use the Fond du Lac School District’s 4 year-old kindergarten benchmarks.
  • Standard I – Health and Physical Development
  • Standard II – Social and Emotional Development
  • Standard III – Language Development and Communication
  • Standard IV – Approaches to Learning
  • Standard V – Cognition and General Knowledge

Wrap Around Child Care

Hours:

Monday – Friday
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Child care is closed on the following days:

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

 

Child Guidance Hope Lutheran Preschool’s policy provides for positive guidance, redirection, and clear-cut limits for children. It is designed to help a child develop self-control, self-esteem, and respect for the rights of others. Teachers will facilitate this policy by defining safe and appropriate behaviors, modeling them, and encouraging expected behaviors when observed.

Meals: If the child is staying for Wrap Around Child Care and will be present from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., parents are required to send a bag lunch. At lunch, milk is provided by Hope.

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