Infant, Toddlers & Early Learners
Our Infant, Toddler and Early Learner Programs include children 6 weeks through 2 years. We strive for our infant program to simulate the home environment as much as possible. Infants are fed and nap on their own schedule. Teachers plan for each child individually based on their individual milestones. Our toddler program begins to transition the children to a group schedule for meals and napping. The Curriculum in the toddler and two-year-old classes focus heavily on social, language, self-help skills and begins to introduce learning concepts such as colors, shapes, letters and numbers. All of our infant, toddler and 2’s classes introduce basic sign language and include a safe environment to practice, refine and master physical skills.
Full Day Preschool & Pre-K Program
Faith Lutheran’s full day Preschool & Pre-K classes are structured programs for children 3-5 years old. We pride ourselves in the quality of our staff and for providing a loving Christian environment that offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Our programs at Faith offer a structured preschool experience plus extended care which includes meals, naptime and additional enrichment experiences. We offer activities and experiences that support all areas of a child’s development. Our curriculum is based upon the belief that children learn through play. Classroom learning centers include blocks, writing, creative art, manipulatives, science, math, music and dramatic play. Developmental experiences include stories, sharing, finger plays, games, dance and activities that encourage social interaction. The children especially enjoy monthly field trips to places including the library, zoo, nursing home, fire station and nature center. Other special events that are a regular part of our curriculum include monthly sermonette with Pastor John, Happy Feet beginning soccer program and the Tumble Bus visits us weekly. There are many opportunities for parents to enjoy activities at school with their children including, classroom parties, Back to School Picnic, Muffins for Mom, Donuts for Dad, Grandparents Day, Christmas Programs and many more!
School Age Programs
Our school age program is available for children Kindergarten until age 12. Children may come to the center before and after their school day. Buses from District 50, 51 and St. Pat’s transport the children to and from school. A full day program is planned when there is no school. Activities include games, crafts, music, sports, movies, art and field trips. Homework time is also included in our after-school schedule.
The center also provides Summer Day Camp for school age children. Several field trips are included each week, including visits to local swimming pools and water parks. Summer Day Camp activities and trips are centered around weekly themes, such as Outdoor Explorers, A Step Back in Time, Chef Week and Things that Grow. Summer Day Camp offers a safe and engaging opportunity for children to grow and play during the summer months.