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Emmanuel Preschool

1036 W A St
Moscow, ID 83843-2125

(208) 882-1463


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We are a deveopmental preschool with a balance of teacher led activities and play based activities. Play activities are designed to enhance social, intellectual, and physical skills.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Enrichment materials provided for those needing more of a challenge, more one on one time with the teacher to help those needing more assistance.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The purpose of Emmanuel Preschool is to provide quality Christian education by assisting parents with the overall development of their young children. The activities planned in the curriculum enhance the social, physical, intellectual and spiritual development of each child.
The developmental curriculum meets the needs of children where they are and nurtures in them an appreciation for the uniqueness of self, others, and all the wonders of God' creation.

A Typical Day

Each teachers schedule is unique, but school days include teaching time, circle time, free choice time with manipulatives - computers - theme tables - dramatic play areas, outdoor play, art room activities, music instruction and one on one time with the teachers and aides.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We send home monthly newsletters to parents, have twice yearly parent teacher conferences, send emails on a regular basis and talk with parents when they are dropping off and picking up children. Parents are also welcome in the classrooms.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

We encourage the parents to talk positively about school and to show their child they trust them to have a good day. We allow parents to stay for the first week of school to help children adjust. We set up goodbye routines to increase the child's comfort level. We use distraction with fun activities to get the child thinking in another direction.