The Early Childhood Program staff is here with the best interest of your child in mind. We take full responsibility for the safety and care of the children we greet each day. Early Childhood staff are screened and chosen because of their motivation to do what is best for children. Teachers are trained in First Aid/Pediatric CPR and Universal Precautions, as well as Child Abuse and Neglect Detection and Prevention. Any staff members that have contact with Early Childhood children are screened by the State Police fingerprinting process for background check. Each teacher is also required to have 12 hours of professional development each year on topics that affect early childhood. We ensure that our staff will help guide and nurture your children every step of the way.
St. Luke’s Early Childhood Program is a play based program. We strive to provide developmentally appropriate activities that integrate St. Luke’s Christian beliefs into each piece of the day. Teachers develop written weekly scheduled activities and plans that are driven by the students and aligned with developmentally appropriate practices consistent with development of the WHOLE child. We strive to remain current with educational practices for early childhood children and provide experiences that promote readiness for their next stage in life. All classrooms have two teachers and use a “team teaching” approach with teachers equally sharing responsibilities.
- Conscious Discipline program is used for classroom management and provides a transformational, whole-school solution for social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation.
- Minds in Motion, a program that was designed to develop and challenge children’s balance and learning capabilities is implemented into the curriculum for children 3 years to Jr. Kindergarten.
- Handwriting Without Tears is a program that helps our 4 year-olds and Jr. Kindergarten students develop coloring, drawing, counting and beginning handwriting skills in a developmentally appropriate way.
- Zoo Phonics is a method developed to make children strong readers and spellers using a “phono” (hearing), “oral” (speaking), “visual” (seeing), “kinesthetic” (moving), and tactile (touching)—whole brain approach. Students actually learn the sounds of the alphabet and advanced phonemic concepts through an easily understood, concrete method of presentation.
Classes are in session Labor Day through Memorial Day, 9am – 1pmParent’s Day Out Classes:
- $97 per month for each day of the week attended
- Beginners – 10 months by August 1 to 23 months
- Twos: 2 years old by August 1
- You may choose one day or up to four days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
- 2 days – $194, 3 days- $291, 4 days- $388 per month
- Threes – you may choose between a 2 day a week class or 3 day a week class. Children must be 3 by Aug 1. Children must be toilet trained by January 1 of that school year.
- Fours – you may choose between a 3 day a week class or 4 day a week class. Children must be 4 by Aug 1.
- 5 days - $485 per month
- Children must be 5 by Aug 1.
- This program is designed for children that are qualified to enroll in Kindergarten but are not quite ready to make the move. If your child turns 5 in August of 2019 and cannot attend Kindergarten as you originally planned, please give us a call.