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Lakeway Church Christian Preschool

2203 Lakeway Blvd.
Lakeway, TX 78734

Phone:
(512) 261-6632

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

We are montessori at times with the younger classes.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
  • audio listening center, journals, computer games, and literacy games
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
  • math in weekly lesson plans, computer games, and many math games and projects
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 activity in weekly lesson plans
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
  • music class
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
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
Other subjects taught Spanish, music, and gymnastics

From the Director:

Teachers will plan the activities but the children are free to move about the room because it is play based. The teachers do not assist the children in what they do but monitor the classroom.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

The teachers work with children on all levels. Volunteers and teachers will help with children that need assistance because they may appear to have needs in a certain area. Everything is on an individual basis so it is easy to work with children that are excelling or behind.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Developing a familiarity with the Bible and appropriate Christian traditions and practices

Developing the self-discipline to be God-directed

Learning to give, share and treat each other respectfully

Developing a positive self-image as a child of God

Growing socially, emotionally, physically and mentally through a balance of developmentally appropriate

A Typical Day

9:00- arrival and greatings, 9:10- chapel, 9:25 - circle time, 10:00- centers which include art activities, math, science, snack, and free play in the centers, 10:45- Flipnastics, 11:00- outside play, 11:40- Clean up for lunch, 11:50- lunch, 12:20- letter of the week and journals, 12:45- student of the week. 12:55- recap of the day.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Newsletters, Volunteer with activities, email, yearly parent teacher conference. At the conference the teacher has completed a 50 question assessment on the child. The parents are given a recap of their child in each learning area. The teacher will set several goals for the child to work on during the year along with the parents. The assessment is given again at the end of the school year to see how the child progressed. This assessment is given to the parents at the end of the school year. Teachers of younger children will give a daily note. The teachers will recap the day on a chart. We have open house at the beginning of school. If needed the Preschool has referred parents to services in the area for their child.

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
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year

Handling Separation: From the Director

The parents are asked to bring something that the child feels secure with such as a blanket or special toy. We do ask that parents leave quickly to make the separation eaiser for their child and the children around them. The director will check on the child(ren) during the day and assist teachers if the child is crying. Many times the teacher will take the child on a walk. We do assess the situation to see what may be upsetting the child such as transitions. Parents are encouraged to call the Preschool to see how their child is doing. Sometimes we do try an abbreviated day and continue to extend it when the child feels secure.