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Christ Lutheran School

760 Victoria St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2999

Phone:
(949) 548-6866

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The philosophy of Christ Lutheran Preschool centers around the idea that each child is a unique individual and should be recognized as someone special. We use a developmental approach of learning, which stresses hands-on activities through a child's play. We believe that a Christian education enables a child to discover that our God is a God of love. Our prayer is that each child may grow and mature under God's direction and inspiration.
We stress the total development of the child; spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical. We believe that our preschool is a servant of Christ striving to bring church, home and community into closer harmony. Our discipline policy at Christ Lutheran is displayed in a Christ-like manner by praising good behavior, changing the environment, redirecting a child, or quietly removing a child from the group when necessary. These are the following steps we take when the behavior warrants it:
1. The teacher notifies the parent by use of a written note or phone call.
2. A conference is set with the parents, teacher, and preschool director. A plan is formed to help stop the behavior.
3. A conference is set with the parents, preschool director, and the principal to discuss further options.
The communication between the child, teacher, and parents is extremely important for self-esteem, trust, and growth to take place. The results of this will be a well-rounded Christian personality that acknowledges the presence of Christ in his daily life."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Blue Star Room (3 year old room)
7:00 -- 8:45 a.m. Morning daycare
8:45 a.m. Opening Prayer with all of the children
9:00 a.m. Blue Star circle time
9:15 a.m. Snack (open ended)
9:30 a.m. Centers
10:00 a.m. Morning recess
10:30 a.m. Jesus circle time / Movement and Dancing
11:00 a.m. Clean up
11:15 a.m. Show and Tell
11:30 a.m. Prayer, Lunch, Outdoor play time
12:15 p.m. Half day children are picked up
12:30 p.m. Naptime
1:45 p.m. Afternoon Snack
2:00 -- 6:00 p.m. Afternoon daycare
Green and Yellow Star Room (4 and 5 year old room)
7:00 -- 8:45 a.m. Morning daycare
8:45 a.m. Opening Prayer with all of the children
9:00 a.m. Circle time
9:15 a.m. Snack
9:30 a.m. Centers
10:40 a.m. Second circle time
10:55 a.m. Morning Recess
11:30 a.m. Prayer, Lunch, Outdoor play time
12:15 p.m. Half day children are picked up
12:30 p.m. Naptime
1:45 p.m. Afternoon Snack
2:00 -- 6:00 p.m. Afternoon daycare
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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