Early Childhood Education (ECE)


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)