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King of Glory Lutheran Church Preschool

10280 Slater Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Phone:
(714) 968-5865

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

A great balance of teacher directed activity and child initiated activity. We are a developmental program the prepares children for their kindergarten year.

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
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
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
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
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 offer a strong Visual Arts program that includes dance, tap, ballet, and gymnastics. We hold chapel twice a week, and offer a VBS summer program along with daycamp.

From the Director:

A perfect combination of free choice and structured activities. Your child will engage daily in a variety of activities that will help prepare them for kindergarten. Our teachers use teaching stratagies that build their reading, phonetic awareness, writing, and math skills. This is all done while creating wonderful learning environments, and happy childhood memories!

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teacher child ratios allow for individualized attention that benefits all children. Our approach develops the whole child academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our goal is to provide a peaceful, loving environment in which children can grow and reach their full potential. Our belief is that children need to be active participants in their learning. Activities are designed to promote specific competencies in emotional, physical, social and cognitive growth."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

7:00-8:00 am- Early Care
8:00-9:00 am-Outside/Drop Off
9:00-9:30 am-Hand Washing and Snack Time
9:30-10:00 am-Circle Time and Stories/Bible
10:00-11:00 am-Small Group Activities & Center Play
11:00-11:30 am-Outside/Gross Motor Activity
11:30-11:45 am-Wash Hands & Potty
12:00-12:30 pm-Lunch Time
1:00-3:00 pm-Nap Time
3:00-3:30 pm-wake up & Snack Time
3:30-4:00 p.m. Music and Movement
4:00-4:30 pm-Clean Up & Get Ready To Go Home

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

*Parent Teacher Conferences (2 times a year)
*Daily Informal Conversation
*Parent Notes and Mailbox
*Email/Facebook
*Parent-Teacher Relationships
*Parent/Family Nights and Events
*Parent Help in Classrooms Welcomed

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

A lot of individual time and attention. We hold them, reassure them, use things brought from home (transitional objects) Parent photos, shorter school days at the beginning, visits prior to entry. We have an experienced staff who will guide you through a plan that will help ease the anxiety.