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Faith Lutheran Programs For Young Children

520 E US Highway 50
O Fallon, IL 62269

Phone:
(618) 632-3618

Website:

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Reggio-Emilia

From the Director:

We provide an enriched environment with a balance of predictable scheduling and activities along with plenty of time for children to make choices and to develop social and academic skills through play. Topics and projects emerge over time depending on the interests of the children.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"It is our firm belief that "Play is the work of children." Each child is a unique Child of God, with his/her individual gifts, interests and abilities. At Faith, our programs recognize that children develop on their own individual schedules and are all "smart" in different ways. Our goal is to nurture children's intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth through part-day enrichment programs."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Developmental screenings twice yearly before parent teacher conferences. Monthly newsletters, parent orientation at beginning of the year, parent education classes, referrals to additional services if indicated, ongoing authentic portfolio assessment. Parents volunteer regularly in classrooms.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Small group sessions
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year