The philosophy of Preschool is based upon our belief that a child has the right to a Christian environment that will enhance and encourage growth in all parts of a child's development process. These areas include the moral, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical aspects of each child.
The staff shall meet these needs through our curriculum, daily lessons, and each child's individual learning and developmental needs.
The very first day of class for St. John's Lutheran Preschool was on September 5, 1990. On that day, class was held for 14 three year olds with two staff members. By the next school year, classes were added for two year olds and four year olds. We now offer preschool classes for Toddlers through pre-K with a staff of almost twenty and approximately 150 families. Classes begin after Labor Day and end the week before Memorial Day. We also offer 1 or 2 themed mini camps during the summer months.
We have five color coordinated classrooms with a security system. The children have access to a full sized gymnasium, fenced-in playground and music and Bible room.
On a monthly basis, we offer opportunities for families to participate in a mission outreach project. We also have family events coordinated with the church throughout the school year such as Trunk or Treat and an Easter Egg Hunt.
To develop the abilities which God has given to each child.
To help the child grow spiritually, mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally, thereby helping the child to get along better with others.
To provide a curriculum aimed at preparing the child for kindergarten through a program covering the following areas:
Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Physical Development and Health, Fine Arts, Social/Emotional Development, Spirituality.
St. John's Lutheran Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin too 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, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. St. John's Lutheran Preschool will make reasonable modifications in policies, practices and procedures to accommodate children with disabilities.
St. John's Lutheran Preschool is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).