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South Side Christian Preschool & Pre-K

1000 Broadmoor Ave
Munster, IN 46321

(219) 836-2455


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Pre-kindergarten class meets on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 8:45-11:45. 3 & 4 year old class meets on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:45 - 11:45.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Our preschool is an environment that is safe and secure where children are encouraged to reach their full potential through positive reinforcement. Our goal is to prepare our students for kindergarten through academic and social learning.

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 Our kindergarten readiness includes large and small motor skills, colors, number, shapes, upper & lower alphabet letters, phonics, word wall, sequencing, rhyming,matching, science, senses, food groups, and community helpers.

From the Director:

Our preschool provides an educational opportunity where children learn through a variety of experiences geared toward their individual needs.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our open communication with parents involves a monthly syllabus that is sent home to review with your child the concept of the day, stories, activities, and the monthly benchmarks. We have parent-teacher conferences in March/April. Also we encourage parent participation through monthly field trips and class activities.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"South Side Christian Preschool strives to provide: (1) An environment where a child can grow and experience the love of God. (2) An educational opportunity where children learn through a variety of experiences geared toward their
individual needs. (3) A safe and secure setting where children are encouraged to reach their full potential through positive reinforcement. (4) Open, regular, and honest communication with parents."!!!!1

A Typical Day

Our students arrive and gather on our alphabet rug to begin our day by saying the pledge of allegiance and our monthly Bible verse. Our helpers include holding the flag, line leader, and the weather bear. We review the days of the week ,months of the year, & seasons through music. We have a sharing time through show-n-tell. We read a story and then ask the students who, what, where, when, & why and ask if they have a connection to the story. Every student has a nametag and their own crayon box. Each day we learn to write our name on our paper and do a paper or project to reinforce our concept of the day. We have puzzles and hands on manipulatives. We have access to the park and our large school sized gym. We have a monthly snack calendar where students bring snacks and a drink for their friends. We have prayer before snack. And then our PLAYTIME!

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

open communication with our parents is the key in helping our students learn. ms. sharon sends home a monthly syllabus to help the parents engage their child about the day's concept, stories, seat work papers, show-n-tell, word for the day, snack, and monthly benchmarks. Also included in the syllabus is the notes that come home in your child's folder and what may be due the next preschool day. ms. sharon teaches from the monthly syllabus.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school

Handling Separation: From the Director

We begin our preschool year after Labor Day and end before Memorial Day. We have field trips, holiday parties, birthday celebrations, spring program, and year end picnic. Our preschool is over 30 years old and every changing to keep current with the changing school system. We welcome all students!