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Our Redeemer Lutheran School

7611 Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75225

Phone:
(214) 368-1371

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ORLS has a learning preschool that serves PK 2 (2 years old as of Sept. 1) through PK4 ; programs continue K through 6th grade. Children get a warm, loving atmosphere, great ratio, and a chance to learn and explore in a wonderful faith-based environment. You need not be Lutheran! Join us!

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language      
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Music
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Peabody Language skills

From the Director:

We believe that each child is unique and born with an individual growth pattern that differs from all other children. Therefore, we will provide a stimulating and comfortable environment in which the child can explore and discover at an individual rate of development. We believe that the development of a positive self-concept is one of the most vital factors in school success. Therefore, we will provide each child with materials and guidance at the individual instructional level where successful experiences can be achieved. We believe that a child’s work is his/her play, and that young children learn best through multi-sensory activities and manipulative materials. Therefore, each child will be provided with creative learning materials such as puzzles, blocks, games, etc. all of which have a very meaningful purpose.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Each class day can be extended to 3:30pm on individual days for an additional fee. In addition, we offer before and after care for those who are potty trained from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.

A Typical Day

Our Early Childhood teachers will establish their own schedules of learning activities. However, the programs will allow as much free choice for the child as possible.

Each day will have a balance of free choice and group activity; quiet, play and active play; indoor and outdoor play (when possible); large muscle and small muscle manipulation activities (coloring, cutting, painting, puzzles, etc.)

The Early Childhood day will be composed of a well-rounded program aiming at the total development of each child.

Through listening to stories and speaking during group discussions, the child will develop skills essential to beginning reading.

Through dramatization of stories and role-playing, the child will learn about his/her environment and the work around him/her.

Through manipulative games and group activities the child will learn about color, letter, and number concepts.

Through the use of “Big Books”, literature, puppets, and games the child will learn to begin printing the alphabet and numerals, as well as his/her name.

Through movement activities, the child will learn to use his/her whole body to develop large muscle coordination.

Through manipulating materials, the child will begin to understand the meaning of terms like smaller and larger, like and different, more than and less than which are necessary skills for building number concepts.

Through concentration activities like puzzles and games, the child will learn to use eye muscles and hand muscles for coordination necessary for beginning reading and writing.

Through observing and participating in science experiments and cooking activities, the child develops an awareness of his/her senses.

Through creative activities, like painting and cutting, the child develops more skills that are important for beginning reading and writing.

Through singing and music the child will develop auditory skills and pattern relationships important for reading readiness and will also continue to feel self confident.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Weekly Email blasts, weekly E-newsletter, Room Parent communications, teacher phone numbers available, 2 parent teacher conferences per year.

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

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year