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Hope Lutheran Church

10327 Valley Home Ave
Whittier, CA 90603-2690

Phone:
(562) 943-3888

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Christian home has the "first" responsibility to give children Christian instruction and training. The purpose of the preschool, is to provide learning experiences for the preschool child, which supplements the early childhood training by parents at home. Ephesians 6:4 says: "Bring them (your children) up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." This points out our responsibility for the training and nurturing of children.

To provide a Christian atmosphere for training children at an age when they're most easily directed. (See Proverbs 22:6)
To help children become aware of the daily presence of Christ in their lives.
To provide an opportunity for children to interact in wholesome social relationships.
To provide appropriate experiences to broaden growth development - (spiritual, physical, emotional, as well as socially)
To provide opportunities for cognitive development that will build important foundations for future reading and pre-kindergarten skills.
To form a close relationship between school and home.
To encourage family worship, and to encourage parents and children to attend Church, Sunday School, and Bible Classes.
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Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"MORNING SCHEDULE
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
WELCOMING and MORNING ACTIVITIES
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
MORNING ASSEMBLY (playground)
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
CLASS - OPEN CHOICE CENTERS
CREATIVE ART Self-expression, self esteem & creative thinking
PLAYDOUGH And/or other sensory activities
MANIPULATIVE Small motor activities, thinking & solving
BLOCKS Pre-math, solving, social, sharing & caring
DRAMATIC PLAY Role playing, creativity, social, cooperative play
CRAFTS Individual Curriculum
10:15 -10:30 a.m.
PICK-UP and CLEAN-UP
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
"JESUS TIME," MUSIC, SONGS, & STORIES
10:45 - 11:10 a.m.
BATHROOMING, SNACK
11:10 - 11:45 a.m.
OUTSIDE PLAY (Large Motor Activities) and
PLANNED ACTIVITIES (Sensory Motor Activities)
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. noon
SHARE TIME & QUIET TIME
12:00 p.m. noon
END OF MORNING PROGRAM
PICK-UP TIME FOR HALF DAY STUDENTS
AFTERNOON SCHEDULE
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
LUNCH
12:45 - 1:00 p.m.
STORY TIME
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
NAP TIME
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
SMALL MOTOR ACTIVITIES (Pre-kindergarten)
3:00 - 3:15 p.m.
TRANSITION TIME
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
AFTERNOON SNACK
3:30 - 5:00* p.m.
OUTSIDE PLAY CENTERS
5:00 - 6:00* p.m.
INSIDE ACTIVITIES
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Excerpted from the preschool's website