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Gloria Dei Lutheran Preschool/day Care

33501 Stonehill Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

(949) 493-3414


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Gloria Dei believes each child is a gift from God. Children are individuals with spiritual, physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs that need to be met with developmental curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment. Gloria Dei Lutheran Preschool is a Christ-centered setting where parents can leave their child, secure in the knowledge that the child will be safe in a facility that fosters children in their development.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Gloria Dei Lutheran Preschool staff use various ways of communication. Staff observe all children throughout the shcool year. Teachers use anecdotal records, running records, still pictures, etc.. to record individual behavior, growth, and development. Monthly newsletters are sent home from each classroom and from the director. Informal conferences are held as well as annual Spring conferences. Contact with parents are made daily; staff converse with parents at pick up and drop off. Phone contact is made when needed.
Staff also communicate with parents at the beginning of the year to establish goals and progress reports are sent home bi-annually.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on