Hello and welcome to our preschool program here at Trinity Lutheran Child Care Center & Kindergarten! Our preschool program serves children in the Carson Valley from 3 years of age and potty trained to 4/5. When children in this program reach the age of 4/5, they are placed in our Pre-Kindergarten class in order to support their academic, social and emotional needs. Ages are based on birthdays on or before September 30. Pre-K is for those going into Kindergarten or those who missed the cut off date for school. We offer a variety of schedules to fit your families needs including half day programs (2, 3, 4 and 5 days), and full day programs (3, 4 and 5 days), which includes extended care. Preschool takes place from 9:00am-12:30pm. Extended care is from 6:45am – 9:00am and 12:30pm – 6:00pm.
Our programs provide a wide variety of learning experiences for children, which will enrich the social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and physical development of each child, in a warm Christian atmosphere. Our programs focus on developing the “whole” child. Each child is unique and our programs are designed to meet varied interests and developmental needs. Our teaching methods are based on a developmentally appropriate philosophy and a belief that children learn best through “hands-on” experiences as well as through play. Our program will provide children with an excellent means to create, explore, and discover the world around them in their own special way.
Enrollment is limited in order to maintain a low pupil-teacher ratio. (Our pupil-teacher ratios are at or below state requirements in order to ensure a quality educational program.)
Preschoolers (3-4 years old) ~ 12:1
Pre-Kindergarten (4-5 years old) ~ 12:1
Supplies are provided by each family:
- Blanket and/or pillow for nap time
- Cuddly/favorite stuffed animal for nap time
- Change of clothes
- Snacks: AM snacks are provided by the center. Parents are responsible for packing a PM snack for their child. Please view our SNACK SCHEDULE to see what is being served each day for AM snack.*
- Lunch: Parents must pack a lunch for their child. On Wednesdays, children may purchase a fundraiser lunch in the morning. Please view our CALENDER to see what is being served each Wednesday.
- Food Safety: We follow safety guidelines on storing, heating and serving all food.
*Milk at the center is served at snack and lunch free of charge under a USDA Special Milk Program grant administered by the Nevada Dept of Education – Office of Child Nutrition and School Health.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6372 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Sleeping Routine ~
We will provide each child with a mat and sheet that will be laundered once a week or as needed during the week due to accidents. We will give them their blanket/pillow/nap cuddly and rub their back, if needed. We play soft soothing music to help them rest. This is an important part of the day as well. Important brain development goes on during this quiet rest time. LABEL – LABEL – LABEL all items please!
Preschool Curriculum ~
We use the “Voyages” Curriculum, which is Lutheran Christian Curriculum from Concordia Publishing. This curriculum is full of Christian values, which enrich the lives of our children today. We also use Core Knowledge Curriculum as a guideline for our activity centers. The children also attend chapel twice a week. (Download the complete curriculum for 3 year olds HERE.)
Our preschool curriculum includes, and is not limited to the following:
- Christian Values
- Bible Stories, Prayers, Chapel and Songs
- Individualized Learning
- Language Skills
- Math Skills
- Social Skills
- Creative Arts
- Physical Play
- Letter Recognition and Reading Skills
- Dramatic Play
- Free Choice Activities
Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum ~
The children who will be attending Kindergarten the following year will be working on the following (Download the complete curriculum for 4 year olds HERE.)
Social & Emotional
- Plays with children the same age
- Respects others and their belongings
- Respects teachers and adults
- Shares with others
- Shows good manners
- Cleans up willingly
- Can make simple decisions independently
- Knows how to dress themselves
- Can tie shoes and put on jackets
- Demonstrates independent use of restroom
Large Motor Skills
- Can skip
- Can catch a bouncing ball
- Can hop and stand on one foot
- Can petal a tricycle
Click here to download details about our religious curriculum.
Click here to view our complete daily schedule.