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Cross Of Hope Lutheran Prschl

6104 Taylor Ranch Rd Nw
Albuquerque, NM 87120-2639

Phone:
(505) 897-0928

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The preschool has been designed for children; it is above all else their school. The
primary objective is to allow all children enrolled in our program to grow and develop as
unique individuals. To accomplish this, the environment has been carefully prepared so
that children can explore a variety of equipment and materials. We believe in providing a
physical environment that is clean, safe, and oriented to children. Classrooms are
arranged to offer challenging learning choices at a range of developmental levels. Activity
(learning) centers allow children the opportunity to explore, to experience and most
importantly...to succeed. From books and a writing center to blocks and dress-ups, from
creative art projects to interesting science and cooking experiences, a child's choice of
firsthand experiences will be many and varied. Child-initiated activities will allow each child
the opportunity to make discoveries or practice skills at his/her own pace.
Teacher-directed activities encourage children to experience new ideas and
concepts in a concrete way. Our teachers plan a creative thematic plan through out the
year that strives to accomplish all our spiritual and academic goals through planned
learning time, exploration, and interaction with adults who serve as facilitators and role
models. We believe that parents are the most significant adults in a child's live. We strive
to create mutual respect between parents and teachers and develop a partnership for the
benefit of the child. We encourage daily communication between parents and teachers.
Our doors are always open to parents at all times.
Children will be encouraged to learn self-help skills, such as hand washing and
putting on shoes and coats. They will also be expected to help maintain the classroom by
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cleaning up after they finish an activity. In this way, children develop self-confidence in
their abilities and learn to cooperate with their classmates.
By providing the children with many opportunities to develop social skills such as
cooperating, helping, negotiating and talking about disputes, children begin to learn to
solve interpersonal problems. The freedom to interact with others and to explore the
classroom also encourages the development of problem-solving skills, independence and
the ability to make choices."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Busybees (4 year old)
MORNING CLASS
9:00 - 9:10 Check in, free play
9:10 - 9:30 Circle Time
9:30 - 10:30 Small group/Self selection
10:30 - 10:50 Story time and music
10:50 - 11:10 Snack time
11:10 - 11:30 Outdoor time
AFTERNOON CLASS
12:30 - 12:40 Check in, Free Play
12:40 - 1:00 Circle Time
1:00 - 2:00 Small Group/Self Selection
2:00 - 2:20 Story Time and Music
2:20 - 2:40 Snack Time
2:40 - 3:00 Outdoor Time (Please Sunscreen)
LADYBUGS SCHEDULE
THREE YEAR OLDS
MORNING CLASS
9:00 - 9:10 Check in, free play
9:10 - 9:30 Circle time
9:30 - 10:30 Small group/Self selection
10:30 - 10:50 Story time
10:50 - 11:10 Snack time
11:10 - 11:30 Outside time
AFTERNOON CLASS
12:30 - 12:40 Check in, Free Play
12:40 - 1:00 Circle Time
1:00 - 2:00 Small Group/Self Selection
2:00 - 2:20 Story Time and Music
2:20 - 2:40 Snack Time
2:40 - 3:00 Outdoor Time (Please Sunscreen)
"
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • 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
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school