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Grace Lutheran School, Huntington Beach

5172 McFadden Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

(714) 899-1600


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Grace Lutheran Preschool provides a developmentally appropriate education that creates a firm foundation for Learning that Lasts. The resesrch based preschool curriculum is designed to nurtureyoung children,to stimulate language, Physical, congnitive, and spiritual development, as well as encourage positive selfestem and social interaction.
We have a variety of programs including your scheduling needs, we offer a varity of flexible combinations.
The preschool program is designed to meet the individual needs and interest of each child. Learning is woven in to the fabric of the day, During "rug time" we work with the children to increase their attention span, self control and attending skills. "Center time" offers opportunities to practice making decisions, sticking to a task, feling pride in accomplishments, developing small musicles. Games and activities are conducted to prepare bodies for elementary expectations. Even small tasks like cleanins up are rich with learning. Children learn what it means to be part of a group with expectation, and time limits.
In addition to the core curriculum many enrichment activities are offered; they include KinderMusil, weekly chapel service, Explorers reading readiness program, zoo phonics and Preppy-K.A variety of valut added extras are also avilable such as a low student to teacher ratio (8 to 1) during core curricular times, an activity POP group (parents of Preschoolers), parent education opportunities, a I week vacation credit, no charge for holidays, assistance with potty training, and a friendly, loving, creditied Christian staff."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Rug Time: Attention span, self control, responding to questions, attending skills
Center Time: Making decisions, sticking to a task, feeling pride in accomplishments, learning to “wait your turn”, developing small muscles, games and activities that prepare bodies for elementary expectations
Clean-up Time: Being part of a group with expectations of teamwork, classification, time limits
Transitions: Following directions, feeling comfortable with change, stopping when told to, deciding what to do next
Snack Time: Health issues, food nutrition, sharing with others, self-help skills such as pouring and getting tools
Outside Play: Making choices in a big world, being part of a group, using large muscles, taking on the challenge of movement, equipment skills
Music Time: Following directions, discovering parts of the body and how they move, self-control to match music to body movement, learning to hear the different sounds in music
Chapel Time: Chapel manners, respect for God’s house, discovery of God’s love and caring, fellowship in Christian community, familiarity with Pastors, what going to church is all about
Lunch Time: Eating independently with minimal help, making good nutrition decisions, clean up and put away lunch items, sharing space and social interaction in a group.
Explorers: Additional opportunity to practice the readiness skills of attention span, self control, and discrimination; use of lines to make shapes, letters, and numbers used in the communication of language and math"
Excerpted from the preschool's website