Our Preschool


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We’re Receiving Registrations for the

2017-2018 St. Stephen Lutheran Preschool!

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Come tour our school and learn about our program!

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Welcome and thank you for your interest in our preschool, established in 1965. Our holistic approach offers a variety of opportunities for individual and group participation. We strive to develop strong self-help and school readiness, encourage creativity, and provide engaging language arts and math activities.

For more information and to schedule a tour, call Preschool Administrator Sandy Peterkin in the church office: (757) 229-6688.  And be sure to check out our Facebook page!

We are receiving registrations for the 2017-2018 school year. You can download a registration form here. Send your form and $75 registration fee today!

If you are interested in joining our dynamic team of teachers, you can download a job application form here.

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Mission Statements

To provide a kind and friendly atmosphere in which each child will expand his/her cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development, while focusing on positive self-concept and an enjoyable preschool experience.

To introduce preschool members and their families to the St. Stephen congregation and ministry, and invite them to become participants in the study of God’s word.

 

Our Programs

Class times are from 9:00 AM to Noon. We offer 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-day programs for children 3-5 who are potty-trained. Early Morning Care is available daily beginning at 8:15 AM. An extended day program runs Monday–Thursday from Noon to 2:00 PM from mid-September through mid-May.

Non-Discrimination Policy: St. Stephen Lutheran Preschool shall not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, scholarships, and other school administered programs.

Threes Classes

  • Meet two days (Tues. and Thurs.) or three days (Mon., Wed., Fri.) each week
  • Maximum class size is 10
  • Child should be 3 by September 30

Fours Classes

  • Meet three days (Mon., Wed., Fri.) or four days (Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs.) each week
  • Maximum class size is 12

Fives Class

  • Meets five days per week
  • Maximum class size is 12

 

Early Morning Care

  • Available daily from 8:15 AM

Extended Day Program

  • Monday through Thursday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM

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Curriculum Basics

Spiritual Development

     Weekly Chapel Time with a Pastor

     Prayer before snack

     Bible stories and seasonal songs

 

Language Development

     Oral expression/listening skills

     Vocabulary extension

     Daily reading time

     Appropriate field trips (e.g., fire station)

 

Physical Development

     Large muscle development

     Fine motor skill development

     Coordination activities

 

Social-Emotional Development

     Respect and warmth shown to each child

     Cooperative play experiences

     Trust in environment and adults

     Develop empathy for others

 

Cognition, Problem Solving, and Scientific Development

     Opportunities to see similarities and differences

     Develop senses:  see, hear, taste, smell, and touch

     Use diverse materials (e.g., water, clay, objects)

     Observe and care for plants and animals

 

Mathematical Development

     Counting activities

     Beginning recognition of numbers

     Development of basic number concepts

     Awareness of time intervals

 

Creative Development

     Daily art classes

     Exploration with wide variety of visual media

     Distinguishing between fantasy and reality

     Encouragement of imagination

     Weekly music classes

 

Our Calendar for 2016 – 2017

Dates are subject to change.
  • August 31, September 1 & 2 – Meet the Teacher Days
  • September 6 – First full day of School – Cubs, Raccoons, Owls & Frogs
  • September 7 – First full day of School – Bunnies & Bears
  • September 12 – Extended Day Program begins
  • October 1 & 2 – Occasion for the Arts
  • November 2 – Jamestown Fieldtrip – Bears, Owls & Frogs
  • November 8 – Lifetouch Pictures – Cubs, Raccoons & Owls
  • November 9 – Lifetouch Pictures – Bunnies, Bears & Frogs
  • November 23-25 – Thanksgiving Holiday – No School
  • December 15 – Christmas Party – Cubs, Raccoons & Owls
  • December 16 – Christmas Party – Bears, Bunnies & Frogs
  • December 17-January 2 – Christmas Break – No School
  • January 16 – Martin Luther King Holiday – No School
  • February 20 – Presidents’ Day Holiday – No School
  • February 27 – Teacher Work Day – No School
  • February 27 – Father’s Night – Bears, Owls & Frogs
  • March 2 – Books & Breakfast – Owls, Cubs & Raccoons
  • March 3 – Books & Breakfast – Frogs, Bears & Bunnies
  • April 1-9 – Spring Break
  • April 12 – Easter Egg Hunt – Bears & Bunnies
  • April 13 – Easter Egg Hunt – Cubs, Raccoons, Owls & Frogs
  • April 14 – Good Friday – No School
  • May 5 – Kindergarten Registration for Williamsburg/James City County
  • May 10 – Grandparents’ Tea – Bunnies – No extended Day
  • May 10 – Mother’s Day Brunch – Bears, Owls & Frogs – No extended Day
  • May 11 – Grandparents’ Tea – Cubs & Raccoons
  • May 18 – Extended Day Ends
  • May 29 – Memorial Day – No School
  • May 30 – School Picnic – Raccoons, Cubs & Bunnies – No school for Bears, Owls & Frogs
  • May 31 – School Picnic & Graduation – Bears, Owls & Frogs