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Green Valley Lutheran Pre-schl

1799 Wigwam Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89074-0986

(702) 454-0004


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our goal here at Green Valley Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten is the development of the whole child. We work to nurture, not only their social, emotional, physical, and academic growth, but their spiritual growth as well.

We believe that children are a trust from God. To keep and protect that trust we first provide them with an increasing knowledge of their Savior in a safe, loving and warm environment. We then work to structure their social and academic environment in a way that will enhance their sense of self worth and independence, as well as, stimulate exploration and excite learning.

We believe that children have individual needs and varying abilities that are not based solely on age. Therefore our program works to meet each child at his or her own level and build upon their strengths to help them achieve at their own pace. This will be achieved through a curriculum, which includes a balanced schedule of individual, small and whole group settings.

We believe also, that any good early childhood program needs to have a close working relationship with the families it serves. We encourage and welcome that involvement, as it is an essential and vital component in the learning process. Our doors and hearts are always open to our families, community and church.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Dailey Schedule all

06:30 - 08:00 AM School opens, arrival time, free choice of activities with teachers guidance.
08:00 - 08:30 AM Outdoor activities
08:15 AM Kindergarten begins
08:30 - 09:00 AM Preschool and Kindergarten begins with a combination of center and calendar activities. See individual schedules.
09:00 - 09:15 AM Chapel - all classes walk to the church to gather as a school for chapel with the pastor.
09:15 - 10:15 AM School curriculum continues through the use of learning centers designed around various Biblical and academic themes. Teachers interact with children guiding and facilitating their ability to explore, observe, problem solve, create, communicate, discover and socialize. Teachers also gather class for whole group circle time where children engage in songs, movement, literacy, experiences and sharing. See individual schedules.
10:15 - 10:45 AM Snack and outdoor activities. Children can choose from a variety of playground equipment and supplies such as tricycles, slides, climbing equipment, sand boxes and water tables.
10:45 - 11:30 AM School Curriculum. See individual schedules.

11:30 AM Morning Classes end
11:30 - 12:30 PM Lunch and Recess
12:15 PM Afternoon Kindergarten begins See individual schedule.
12:30 - 2:30 PM Rest time, children either sleep or lie quietly (children enrolled more than 5 hours a day must rest).
2:30 - 4:00 PM Learning centers.
3:30 PM Afternoon Kindergarten ends.
4:00 - 4:30 PM Outdoor activities.
4:30 - 6:00 PM Learning centers.
6:00 PM School closes.

Pre-School Daily Schedules

Time Subject
08:00 - 08:15 Teacher Preparation Time
08:15 - 08:30 Children Arrive
08:30 - 09:00 Art & Small Group Centers
09:00 - 09:15 Chapel
09:15 - 09:30 Snack
09:30 - 10:00 Whole Group Circle
10:00 - 10:30 Outside Play
10:30 - 11:00 Computer & Center Time
11:00 - 11:20 Whole Group Circle
11:20 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 Outside Play
12:30 - 3:00 Nap Time
3:00 - 3:30 Snack & Center Time
Excerpted from the preschool's website