3- 4 year-old Preschool
Small class size - 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.
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.
Hope Preschool’s educational policy is based on the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards
4-year-old Kindergarten (4K)
Free and 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.
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
We use the Fond du Lac School District’s 4 year-old kindergarten benchmarks.
Wrap Around Child Care
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
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 Care and will be present from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., parents are required to send a bag lunch. At lunch, milk is provided by Hope.