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Christ Lutheran

32747 Lake Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012

(440) 933-6714


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Our program focuses on Kindergarten readiness. Hands on learning activites as well as teacher led instruction and independence skills help to prepare each child for Kindergarten

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • Well stocked art cart.
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • Math games
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Science table, water and sand table
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • Cd player, games using music
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
  • Yearly Art Show
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • Scooters,parachute
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

We provide experiences which challenge each child intellectually and encourage his creativity. By instilling a love for learning in the children, we help them to make a smooth transition to Kindergarten.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We offer individual help along with conferences to chart their progress. If we see a potential problem we will notify the parent and have a meeting to discuss the best way to address the issue. We have open classrooms where we encourage parent helpers and we have an aide in each class.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Christ Lutheran Preschool is the only Christian based preschool in Avon Lake. We introduce the children to the wonder of God and the love that He and His Son Jesus have for all of us. Well-known stories from the Bible including Creation, Jesus' birth, Noah and Easter are part of our curriculum. Prayer is said before snack and at the end of class.

A Typical Day

After arrival and a few minutes for table activities, each class begins with a circle time. Circle time includes the pledge, discussions about the calendar and weather as well as the letter of the week and the day's projects. Art activities, letter related projects, science, math and music activities as well as free play in the classroom and in the gymnasium or out on the playground take place during each class. Snack and a story followed by a prayer and dismissal finish out the day.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

We have a Parents Night and a Meet the Teachers Night at the beginning of each school year. We assess each child and provide individual conferences three times each year. If there is a potential problem we will sit down with the parents and discuss the best ways to handle it. We can suggest different services that our school district can provide if needed. For example-speech testing,

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Before the school year begins, we have a meet the teacher night where the children with their parents come to the school and play in their classroom with their new classmates. This gives the child a chance to meet his or her teacher and classmates while still having their parents close by. Beginning with the first day of school, parents bring their child into the classroom, give a hug and kiss and then are free to leave. Rarely, a child will be reluctant to stay, when it does happen, a teacher will encourage the child to join in with the other children or sit quietly with the child until he is ready to participate with the class. Almost always the child will be in control and happily playing before the parent is out of the parking lot.