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Good Shepherd Ev Lutheran School

525 63rd Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516

(630) 852-5081


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"We believe that each child is a special gift from God. Each child is a unique individual and is encouraged to develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially at his/her own rate. Each child is created by God with his/her own special capabilities. We try to recognize these differences, and give
attention to individual needs. In a Christian atmosphere your child will experience God=s love, know Jesus as his/her Savior, and share this love and forgiveness with others. Through a stimulating environment, hands-on experiences, and varied learning resources, your child will gain self-confidence, independent problem solving skills, social skills, and a love of learning. These concrete learning experiences will broaden the foundation for future learning.
The education of a child is a partnership between home and school. Parents are recognized as the child=s primary teacher and supported in that role. We strive to provide an environment in which the parent/guardian and the school can cooperatively enhance the child=s life as a special child of God."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"8:10 - 8:30 Greeting, Creative play in the classroom
8:30 - 8:35 Clean-up
8:35 - 8:50 Opening prayer, Bible Time
8:50 - 9:00 M & M Time (music & movement)
9:00 - 9:50 Centers (Math, Language Arts, Science, Art,
9:50 -10:10 Circle Time (Calendar, Weather,Letter of the Week)
10:10 -10:25 Snack
10:25 -10:45 Large Motor Activities/Outdoor Recess
10:45 -11:00 Story Time/Sharing/Recall
11:00 **Half Day Dismissal**
11:00 -11:30 Small Group Center Time
11:30 -12:00 Lunch
12:00 -12:15 Devotion/Review Bible Story
12:15 -1:15 Quiet Time, One-on-One Time, Books
1:15 - 1:40 Large Motor Activities/Outdoor Recess
1:40 - 2:15 Themed Unit
2:15 - 2:30 M & M Time - Fingerplays
2:30 - 2:45 Small Manipulatives & Games
2:45 - 3:00 Clean-up/Recall
3:00 Dismissal"
Excerpted from the preschool's website