SCHOOL YEAR: The preschool classes begin the day after Labor Day in September and ends in June. The holiday schedule concurs with the Capistrano Unified School District calendar. Gloria Dei Lutheran Preschool offers the following programs for children ages 2 to 6 years old:
2 Days Tuesday – Thursday
3 Days Monday – Wednesday – Friday
5 Days Monday – Friday
The Preschool day is from 8:30 to 12:15. The program also offers an early drop off at 7:30 and extended hours from 12:30 to 4:30 in which parents pay by the hour as needed.
Facility tours and visitation days are required before enrollment.
CURRICULUM: Gloria Dei Lutheran Preschool offers a strong developmentally based curriculum for children ages 2 to 6 years old. Our belief is that the preschool should be a playtime experience as well as a program that assists each child in the learning process by providing hands-on and challenging experiences in art, music & movement, science, math, language & literature, and motor activities.
These experiences include:
Art: clay, play dough, painting, pasting, crayons, sand, chalk, and more.
Music & Movement: singing, records, rhythmic expression, instruments, dance, etc.
Science: nature studies, science experiments, living plants/animals, earth studies, and more.
Math: rote exercises, one-to-one correlation opportunities, geometric activities, sorting, weight observations, graphing, etc..
Language & Literature: Bible stories, prayer, poetry, life/subject stories, puppet play, journaling, vocabulary enrichment, visual/auditory perception and discrimination, and more.
Motor Development: exercise, lacing, cutting, writing, inside/outside physical education, coordination activities, sensory activities, etc.