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Hosanna Lutheran Church

36W925 Red Gate Road
Saint Charles, IL 60175

(630) 584-1575


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

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

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our program is based on a developmental philosophy. Our curriculum is designed to be flexible so that we may provide experiences geared to the ability and readiness of each child."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Daily Schedule
Creative Play Experience: Centered around planned interest areas: art, dramatic play, blocks, math/manipulative, language/books, computers and science.
Group Time Experiences: Stories, songs, discussions and musical experiences.
Snacks: Parents provide our daily nutritious snacks. Preschool provides 100% fruit juice or milk. A snack-time prayer is offered.
Outdoor Play: A spacious play yard is provided. Indoor large muscle equipment is available in the gym during inclement weather.
Field Trips: Field trips are planned from time to time. Parents and siblings are invited to come along to the pumpkin farm in October. Other field trips may be offered."
Excerpted from the preschool's website


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school