This program is designed for younger 4-year-olds. The Maximum Student-to-Teacher Ratio in this class is 12 to 1. Our School Day is Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30am to 11:15.
The goal of Zion Lutheran School is to help students develop a relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Although much time is spent on spiritual and academic growth, significant emphasis is placed on the socialization of the children.
Children entering Zion Lutheran School programs will meet certain readiness requirements: 1. Exhibit appropriate social behaviors and personal control. 2. Exhibit control over personal habits such as bathroom needs.
Religion: With Voyages, children learn of God’s love for them through the use of art, stories, music,play dough and discussions. Chapel: Although afternoon students do not attend our Wednesday morning all-school chapel as a class, parents and preschoolers are welcome to join us in the gym at 8:45 any Chapel day for this special worship time. Pastors visit the classroom once a week to teach the Bible lesson that corresponds with the teacher’s lesson.
Language Arts & Reading: Scholastic materials promote the skills for children to prepare themselves for reading. They are taught to speak, listen, and use words correctly. The children also participate in phonic exercises and begin to understand concepts of printed material. Mathematics: Special attention is given to help the children count by making number-to-object relationships. Students also receive varied experiences as they learn sizes and shapes. They learn measurement, addition and subtraction with manipulatives and patterns. Science: In order for the children to understand our world, attention is given to the study of plants, people, and physical elements. The students are also able to care for living things such as pets and plants. Social Studies: Teaching children about social studies concepts provide a way to make children aware of the world around them. This allows children to experience how families, communities, and society work together. Physical Education: Physical Education is a class designed to develop coordination and large motor skills. Various exercises, games, and group activities provide learning and practice. Music: The children become familiar with basic elements of music along with experiences in a variety of music. Art: Self expression is encouraged through words, play dough, markers paints, crayons, music and other mediums with attention paid to visual detail. Library: The students visit the school library once a week. They enjoy story time along with checking out books for personal enjoyment.
Field Trips: In order to appreciate our community and the world that God has created, a number of field trips are taken into the community for awareness and experience. Christmas Program or Easter Program: The students alternate their musical program each year between these two offerings. Special Activities: Social development at this age is imperative. We encourage all children to get along with others, plan ahead by asking questions and anticipating future events, share with others, care for oneself and belongings, follow directions, play fairly, think of others, and most importantly, learn that Jesus loves them.