Preschool


PreschoolOur preschool program at CLS is an accredited, high quality educational experience for each child, preparing them for their future learning.  There are many options for families to provide what educational experiences and needs are best for your child or family.

Core Days:  Our “core day” classes meet the standards set for each preschool age groups and prepare the child for the next class they are eligible for the following year. These days are packed full of activities in a shorter time in goals of keeping with a young child’s attention span and interest level.

Enrichment Days:  Enrichment days are an additional option you may choose for your 3 or 4-year old child.  These days allow teachers to provide more in-depth exploration and varied experiences that build on to the curriculum.  The day continues to have the same routine as a core day, yet allows the class to dig a little deeper into the theme or unit.

Full or Half Day:  All children are given the opportunity to extend their morning class times into a full day of school on any of the mornings they attended.  Benefits of a full day class allow a more relaxed routine including additional learning activities, enrichment opportunities and building deeper relationships with peers.

A Day in Preschool at a Glance

Teachers will create their own classroom routine and schedule.  Here is an example of what our days consist of:  

Half-Day Schedule:

7:35-7:45 Arrival

7:45-8:10  Morning Work and Free Choice

8:15-8:30  Gathering Time and Worship

8:30-9:15 Learning Centers Including Small Group Work

9:15-9:30  Morning Message and Read Aloud

9:30-9:50  Snack Time

9:50-10:10 Outside Exploration Play

10:10-10:15  Music

10:15-10:25 Closing Gathering Time

10:25-10:30  Pack up and Dismissal

 (Kindergarten Prep has an additional 10:30-11:00 for learning

centers)

Extended Day Schedule

10:25-10:35 Restroom and Table Activities (Combine all students)

10:35-11:00 Enrichment Activity

11:00-11:20 Outside Exploration Play

11:25-11:50 Lunch

11:50-12:20 Learning Stations and Small Group

12:20-12:35  Story Time

12:35- 12:50  Quiet Stations and Reading

12:50- 1:45 Rest Time

         (Additional Activities will be provided for students who do not fall asleep)

1:45-2:05 Restroom and Snack

2:05-2:15  Closing Gathering Time

2:15- 2:45  Free Choice

2:45-3:00  Table Activities 

Our preschool is an extension of Central Lutheran School. Therefore every standard of quality education that parents have trusted Central to provide for their children for generations will be an integral part of our preschool. Central Lutheran School is fully accredited by both the Indiana Department of Education and the National Lutheran School Accreditation.

Our preschool also has a Gold Rating from AdvancEd through the Early Learning accreditation component!

We welcome you to Central Lutheran School and Preschool and invite you to come grow with us!

If you have any questions, please contact our Principal, Mr. John Weber, at 260-493-2502 ext. 350 or jweber@cluth.org.