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Our Redeemer Lutheran Preschool

8520 Winnetka Avenue
Winnetka, CA 91306

(818) 700-0390


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Philosophy & Approach

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Two years old through 6 years old.

From the Director:

At Our Redeemer Lutheran Preschool, we recognize the children's emotional, social, spiritual, mental and physical needs. We bleieve that children learn best by working with hand-on creative materials. We acknowledge the parents as the primary educators and dedicate ourselves to cooperte with the parents in the shared responsiblity for the education of their child. Recognizing the uniqueness of each child we encourage our children to pursue a divergent appoach to the academic process by providing various positive, creative, stimulating materials in an orderly environment. We feel, by providing a well-rounded education, your child will be ready for a successful academic life with confidence.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We recognize that each child is a unique child of God with different emotional, social, spiritual, mental and physical needs. Our classrooms are designed to provide the time and opportunities which encourage children to explore, make choices, and learn through play. The daily schedule incorporates structured and unstructured time, active and quiet learning time opportunities, as well as indoor and outdoor activities. We strive to broaden each child's individual interests and open new doors of learning for each child in our program.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our programs provide a stimulating, exciting, and Christ-centered instructional curriculum for all children. We believe young children need opportunities to learn basic skills, concepts about the world around them and about themselves. The instructional program of the school stresses language, science. mathematics and perceptual motor development; these are some of the basic essentials for effective living. Art, music, physical education and the use of computers are taught to involve children in basic skills which allow them a variety of ways to express their feelings and perceptions. Teachers plan for continual growth in the social, emotional and spiritual development of each child.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Our school is open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Our school day begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 12:30 PM for our Preschool classes. Children may arrive as early as 8:45 AM, without an additional charge, and bgin their day on the playgound for morning recess. We enter the classes at 9:00 AM. Children we are enrolled half-days are picked up at 12:30 PM. Children who remain after 12:30 PM are in our Extended Day Program. Those who are on the Flex-day Program are picked up at 3:00 PM. Or school closes at 6:00 PM.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Our Redeemer Lutheran School provides a safe, loving place where children can grow, learn, express their natural curiosity , make friends, discover God's world and have fun. These are exciting years for young children and their families. Children and their parents deserve to have the best school experience. I invite you to join our school families who have chosen Our Redeemer Lutheran School for their children's first educational experience and as a home away from home. Come share these precious years with us!

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
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

To build trust, we encourage our parents to always tell you child the truth- that you are leavning but you will be back soon. Stay calm and show confidence in your child and the teacher who will be caring for him. Sometimes developing a special goodbye ritual that your child and you shares will help with separation. It shouldn't be long and drawn out but pleasant and loving. Tell your child of all the fun and happy experiences he can expect in his new school. Discuss your child's day with his teacher and use that information to reinforce the "good times" talk. Include your child in the tour of the school and stop by for short visits prior to his first day. Show him where his belongings will go and where the bathrooms are. On your child's first day of school prepare yourself for your own separation anxiety. Do not prolong your goodbye as it will only make it harder for your child when you leave. Allow him to bring a favorite blankie, or favorite snuggly toy. We welcome calls during the day if you are concerned about how your child is doing. The teachers and director can even text message you a photo of your child enjoyin his day to reassure you! Be aware that it is not uncommon for separation anxiety to reappear after the initial adjustment. Don't mistake this as a reaction that something wrong is going on in your absence. This is normal. Before long those children we cried when dropped off at school are crying when they must leave!!