Preschool

Three-Year-Old Program

The Three-Year-Old Program utilizes a curriculum focusing on exploration, discovery, and exciting adventures; children are prepared to learn as they learn best—through the joy of experience itself. Our low student-teacher ratio means your child gets lots of personal attention in a safe environment. To enter the program, students must be three years of age by September 30 and must have independent toilet habits. We offer two-day, three-day, and five-day programs for three-year-olds. You can select the program that best fits your child’s needs.

 

Four-Year-Old Program

Known as prekindergarten, the four-year-old program is a five-day-a-week morning program designed to prepare students for the academic and social requirements of Trinity Lutheran School’s kindergarten program. A language-rich environment emphasizes prereading skills, and kindergarten math and modern manuscript writing are also taught. Each child receives lots of individualized attention with our low teacher-student ratio All four-year-old prekindergarten must be four years of age by September 30.

 

Classroom Activities

Classroom activities include learning centers, resource classes (music, physical education, foreign language, and library), weekly chapel, guest speakers, community service projects, and multicultural holiday celebrations. Parents are encouraged to take an active part in preschool activities.

 

Student Evaluation

Academic and developmental progress is evaluated twice during the school year for three-year-olds and three times during the school year for four-year-olds using the Prekindergarten Skills Checklist. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire-Social and Emotional (ASE-SE) is used to screen the cognitive and emotional growth of the preschool learner.

 

Endorsements/Licensing

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Social Services licenses Trinity Lutheran’s Preschool and Extended Care programs. Trinity Lutheran School is accredited by AdvancED, an international accrediting organization.

Trinity Lutheran School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that admits academically qualified students without regard to gender, race, color, religion, and national or ethnic origin.

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