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Holy Trinity Lutheran Preschool

6322 S Lakeview St
Littleton, CO 80120

Phone:
(303) 797-6345

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

play-based with intentional learning centers, thematic units, individualized instruction and developmental goals, authentic assessment and conferences.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • variety of materials to help children experience literacy
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
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
  • outdoor garden
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 sewing, cooking, chapel, gross motor, fine motor

From the Director:

Each student comes to us with their preferred activities and skill level. We encourage that child's growth at his or her own pace, offering a variety of experiences to meet his or her needs. Our goal is to be a supporter in the growth of that child's development.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

By using authentic and daily assessments of children's progress, our teachers are able to evaluate what is working and what needs to happen for each child to succeed and see growth in development. Our small classroom sizes also help us to work with children individually as needed.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Snack and supply fees are included in our tuition.
Fully licensed teachers.
Nationally accredited program.
9-1p preschool day with occasional or hourly extended care from 7-6p.
Small classroom sizes.
Child-centered, exploratory and play-based.
Potty training assistance.
Allergy aware and nut-free environment.
Easily accessed off Broadway to DTC or downtown.

A Typical Day

9:00 - opening activities
9:15 - Literacy time
9:30 - enrichment program (music, PE, cooking, sewing, science or chapel)
10:00 - health break and snack
10:20 - large group reading
10:30 - instructional centers
11:15 - outside/gross motor
11:45 - health break and lunch
12:15 - instructional centers/choice
12:45 - closing circle
1:00 - pick up preschool day
1:10 - story time
1:30 - rest time
2:15 - health break
2:20 - large group activities
3:00 - snack
3:15 - small group activities/games

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We offer conferences twice a year to evaluate how the child is doing and what the parents' goals are for the coming months. We have daily discussions about the child's progress as well. We also have a weekly classroom newsletter, a bi-weekly school newsletter posted and emailed, and a bulletin board at the entrance for daily reminders. We have open houses for enrollment and orientations for new students and parents. We offer parent education forums, parent coffee talks and participate in community outreach.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Parents are welcome to stay in the classroom for as long as they feel their child needs them to in order to feel comfortable. We offer a number of child-friendly activities and frequent changes in activities to distract a young one while mom separates. We also provide lots of hugs and reassurance. If a child is inconsolible, we will call parents to let them know.