Early Childhood Education (ECE)


ECE Director Welcome

One of the most critical decisions that you will make for your child in their early years is the decision regarding early childhood care and education. Pilgrim Lutheran School believes that all children are unique individuals with thoughts, interest, feelings, needs, and abilities that deserve respect and attention. We are committed to developing the whole child providing quality early learning in a Christ-Centered environment. Our focus is nurturing the development of your child’s spiritual, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs.

We strive always to provide children with warmth, support, and emotional nurturing that develop a positive self-concept, a willingness to try, and ability to interact positively with others. You can feel comfortable that Pilgrim Lutheran School is a quality early childhood program where children learn and parents connect.

It is our sincerest hope that you will join our Pilgrim family. Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to meeting with you.

Dometria Molo, ECE Director

 
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Toddler Program - 18 months through 2 years

The toddler program at Pilgrim Lutheran School is much more than a child care service. Our teachers have created a curriculum, based on developmentally appropriate recommendations from industry experts.  The curriculum has been designed expressly for children from infancy through the second year of life.  This curriculum utilizes a variety of learning styles that aide in the social, emotional, educational and physical development of your child.

Main learning areas are:

  • Art and Music
  • Daily Religion (Jesus Time)
  • Language Development (verbal and nonverbal communication)
  • Social and Emotional development (healthy attachments, cooperation, parallel play)
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills Development
  • Emerging Literacy
  • Self Regulation (growing independence, routines, begin to follow simple rules)
  • Self Help Skills (drinking from a cup, using food utensils, taking off and putting on clothes, washing hands, toileting)
  • Problem Solving and Patience

 

 

Preschool - 3 years old by September 1st

Preschool at Pilgrim helps your child become more independent in an age-appropriate way. Games, toys, manipulatives and lots of love and discipline are used to ready your child for this stage in life. The children also cook, check books from the library, have Show & Tell, and attend chapel once a week.

Main learning areas are:

    • Art and Music
    • Math (numbers and operations, geometry, patterns and measurement) and Computer Time
    • Science (5 senses, observations, garden)
    • Daily Religion (Jesus Time)
    • Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills Development
    • Reasoning and Problem Solving
    • Pre-Writing
    • Literacy (reading-related activities, phonics, dramatic play, book appreciation)
     

    Pre-Kindergarten - 4 years old by September 1st

    During the pre-Kindergarten year, the children are preparing to enable success in Kindergarten. Trained teachers write the curriculum to correlate with the theme of the unit. Individual needs of children are met through work jobs, centers, games, toys, manipulatives, and learning through play. The children also cook, check books from the library, have Show & Tell, and attend chapel once a week.

    Main learning areas are:

    • Art and Music
    • Math (numbers and operations, geometry, patterns and measurement) and Computer Time
    • Science (5 senses, observations, garden)
    • Daily Religion (Jesus Time)
    • Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills Development
    • Reasoning and Problem Solving
    • Early Writing
    • Literacy (reading-related activities, phonics, dramatic play, book appreciation)