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Christ Community Lutheran School

110 W. Woodbine
Saint Louis, MO 63122

(314) 822-7774


The Early Childhood Program of Christ Community Lutheran School partners with its parents to provide opportunities for each child to know the love of Jesus, develop respect for self and others and to experience the joy of learning in a safe, developmentally-appropriate environment.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Throughout the children’s early school experience, they will: Grow in their faith relationship with Jesus Encounter social experiences which build their social competence and cooperation/collaboration skills Play and learn in a warm, inviting and secure Christian environment which nurtures the whole child: spiritually, socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.

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 All subject areas are integrated in the flow of the day within a caring, Christian environment.

From the Director:

Classroom learning strategies are: thoughtfully planned, challenging, engaging, developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive, comprehensive, and designed to promote positive outcomes for all young children.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child’s experience is carefully orchestrated
with love & respect so they can
reach their developmental potential.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Joy, success and hope for every child, everyday!

A Typical Day

Daily schedules embrace opportunities for:
active, engaged learning and play, and
reflective, intentional teaching.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

All children benefit from close school partnerships and ongoing communication between their family and their teachers. Children, teachers and parents come together as a community of learners, growing collectively in faith, relationships and knowledge throughout the preschool years.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

You are invited to visit any of our preschool campuses: Kirkwood, Glendale, Crestwood and Webster Groves. We offer part-time and full-time programs and serve children ages 2-5.