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St. John's Lutheran Early Childhood Education Cen

26410 Columbia Street
Hemet, CA 92544

(951) 925-7756


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We offer the Houghton Mifflin PreK Curriculum at SJLS. This complements our SJLS Day School Curriculum.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

SJLS Mission & Purpose

St. John's Lutheran School seeks to equip our students to:

LOVE ... others as Christ loves us

LEAD ... others in excellence

LEARN ... with enthusiasm

...for time and eternity.

School Verse:
"Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like stars for ever and ever."
Daniel 12:3

A Typical Day

Preschool Schedule
6:45 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Early Care
8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. AM Preschool Hours
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Full Day Preschool Hours

8:25 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Arrival / Free Choice
8:45 a.m.-9:05 p.m. Meeting Time
9:05 a.m.-9:20 p.m. Snack Time
9:20 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Recess
9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Bible / Story Time
10:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Centers
11:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m. Circle
11:20 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Wrap Up /Pack Up *Morning Preschool Ends*
11:25 a.m.-11:55 a.m. Lunch
11:55 a.m.-1:20 p.m. Rest / Quiet Time
1:20 p.m.-1:40 p.m. Free Choice
1:40 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Story
2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Snack
2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Circle
*Full Day Preschool Ends*
3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Enrichment Activities/
After Care

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • 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
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school