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Preschool

The Purpose
First Lutheran Preschool is called to minister to preschool children and families by instruction with an emphasis on Christian principles. First Lutheran Preschool seeks to promote the concept that Christ is at the center of our lives; and therefore, a Christ-centered approach to life and learning is important. We believe that the quality of preschool education is improved when emphasis is placed on teaching Christian beliefs. First Lutheran Preschool is dedicated to the worth of each child as a unique creation of God. We seek to give each child the best possible assistance in order to prepare them for responsibilities and fulfilling lives as Christian adults in our society.

Location
First Lutheran Preschool is located in the educational wing of First Lutheran Church. Phone: 605-627-5330

Management
First Lutheran Preschool is a ministry of the First Lutheran Church. The affairs and management of the preschool shall be under the direction of the Preschool Task Force. The Task Force is accountable to the congregation through the Board of Education and the Church Planning Council.

Curriculum
The curriculum will consist of providing experiences in the following areas; spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive, language, physical self –help. During our program your child will learn basic skills, ABC’s, 123’s, family atmosphere, fun activities, field trips, and creative learning activities.

Sessions
Sessions will be determined by the Task Force based on registration. Options include two-day or three-day sessions per week. Dates of the preschool will coincide with the Sioux Valley School calendar, including holidays and snow days.

Enrollment -Click here for Enrollment Brochure
Students will be accepted on a first come first served basis according to the following schedule:

  • April 1 – June 1: Present students, those on a waiting list, and members of First Lutheran Church.
  • June 1 – September 1: All members of the community.

Admission to First Lutheran Preschool is granted without regard to race, color, sex, handicap, or nation origin.

Children in the three-year old class must be three years old by September 1st. Children in the four-year old class must be four years old by September 1st.

The recommended teacher/student ratio in the three year old class is 1:8. The recommended teacher/student ratio in the four year old class is 1:10.

Fees: Tuition rates shall be established annually by the Preschool Task Force.

Staff:  Teachers will preferably have a degree in child development or elementary education.

Current staff: Twila Eggers.

 



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