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Concordia Lutheran Preschool

13633 183rd St.
Cerritos, CA 90703

(562) 926-2491


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

At Concordia Lutheran Preschool, Christianity is the basis of all education. God's promise is that we are to "train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6) We strive to recognize and meet each child's needs. We believe that children learn best by working with hands-on experiences using their five senses in a creative learning atmosphere. We acknowledge parents primary influence and dedicate ourselves to cooperating with them in the shared responsibility of educating their child. God commands parents to bring up their children "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4) We believe that play is to be respected as a vehicle for learning. Children use this mode to model, create, explore, solve problems, interact socially, role-play, and dream.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught We have a Bible story taught in different ways four days a week and chapel every Wednesday.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Concordia Lutheran Preschool is a ministry of Concordia Lutheran Church that seeks to partnership with parents to nurture young children into the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Each parent is given a handbook for their child's classroom. In it, is the daily schedule as well as the curriculum that will be taught throughout the school year. At the beginning of each week, the teacher sends out a letter of what is going on in the classroom that week: curriculum taught, special events, and upcoming dates to name a few.

Each child is individually evaluated throughout the year, and the teacher gives a progress report mid-way and at the end of the year. The teacher meets with each family individually mid-way and as needed throughout the school year.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

The teachers are very loving and attentive to the needs of new students who may have trouble separating from the family.