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Love of Christ Preschool

1525 N. Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85205

Phone:
(480) 981-6199

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

More important than learning letters, numbers or colors is the child learning that school is a place where he/she can have fun, know success, and that teacher is someone who will take care of them until a parent returns.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Chalk boards, dri-erase boards, cassette stories, etc.
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Manipulatives to count and sort by size, color, shape, etc.
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • We have my science kits for our classrooms. examples: magnets, rocks, 5 senses, raise butterflies, plants, seashells, etc.
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Music and or fingerplays are part of the daily curriculum within each classroom. We have two concerts each year (Christmas and graduation) where we gather as a school and perform for our preschool families. These concerts are held in the early evening so working parents amy attend
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Craetive art activities are an important part of the school day. We believe in using a wide variety of unusual media to make reinforce a specific concerp and make the activity fresh and exciting. For example painting with balloons, marbles, milk, vegetables, etc.
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught We do not do off-campus field trips. However, we regualarly bring special events to our campus. Example: Mesa firefighters and police departments, Phoenix Zoo Mobile, Great Arizona Puppet Theater, Reptile Adventure, professional storytellers, etc.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Our school recognizes Christ as the source of all truth. With parental responsibility in mind, our program is designed to supplement, rather than replace spiritual training in the home.

A Typical Day

Morning circle time (prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, weather, calendar, music, Show and Tell, game), free centers (art, manipulatives, and teacher direct activities), clean up, game or song, snack, recess

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Open house is held at the beginning of each school year where parents meet the teach and the teacher reviews all policies and procedures. Formal assessments are done twice a year and parents are encourage to make an apointment to reveiew the assessment with the teacher. Monthly newsletters are sent home that outline the curriculum for the month and any special dates or events that we want the parent to be aware of. Specific, daily lesson plans are posted in each classroom. The parents are encouraged to always contact the teacher if they have any concern or question, and the teachers will contact the parents if they have any concern.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

Our teaching staff is very experienced in early childhood education. We understand that separation anxieties occur. We have specific activities at the beginning of the year that are designed to help. We also meet with parents an discuss ways they can help their child overcome anxieties