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Lutheran Daycares Near Me

Our Savoir Lutheran Church
Welcome to Our Savior Lutheran School's Pre-Kindergarten program. We desire to share God's love with you and your children as we assist in their physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development. We provide a myriad of experiences to explore and encourage cognitive learning, creativity, skill development, social interaction, and to establish a positive foundation for further learning. We introduce many skills that are the building blocks for kindergarten success. Play, music, art and physical activity are integral parts of our daily curriculum. We strive to provide a loving and caring environment that promotes acceptance and self-esteem so every child will embrace and know how unique and special they are. School Hours: Pre Kindergarten - Tuesday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kindergarten through 8th Grade - Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m Early Release at 2:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month. Inclement Weather Policy: Follow Arlington County Public Schools Day Care Hours (only for Kindergarten through 8th grade): 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Monday through Friday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday On early dismissal and early release days Day Care hours begin at the time of dismissal. ACCREDITATION Our Savior Lutheran School has received National Lutheran School Accreditation through the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Our Savior School is one of more than 2000 Lutheran elementary schools operated in the United States by member churches of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Students do not have to be Lutheran to attend Our Savior but are expected to fully participate in all activities, which include religious studies and weekly school worship. THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (Link to GWU)- Our Savior Lutheran School and The George Washington University Elementary Education Program, together in a school-based partnership, provides graduate teachers-interns with initial clinical work and practicum experiences in K-6 grade classrooms at Our Savior. Our Savior admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.
Bethany Lutheran Church Preschool
Pre-School Founded in 1959 to provide a Christian education for young children and outreach to their families, the school is an extension of the educational ministry of Bethany Lutheran Church, a Missouri Synod congregation. The school includes children of the congregation, other congregations, and children whose families have no church affiliation. The preschool curriculum is designed to be an enriching learning experience. Thematic units are integrated into language arts, social studies, science, math, art, music and religion activities. Children are encouraged to be active participants in the learning process through exploration and discovery. The curriculum is enhanced with field trips and visits from community members such as fire fighters, medical personnel, story tellers, etc. Pre-School Philosophy Program planning and practices reflect that children are gifts from a loving God and learning is what children do. It is an active process. We believe that: • Each child is a child of God with unique patterns and timing of growth. • Children's play is fundamental to their development. • Children learn from each other. • Children's natural curiosity leads to many learning activities. • Children need an environment based on trust and structured freedom to be self-reliant and to use their own initiative. Bethany Pre-School Offers: • well-trained early-childhood staff • low student-teacher ratios • developmentally appropriate curriculum in a nurturing Christian atmosphere • ten month preschool year Sunday School Come join a class on Sunday mornings from 9:45 – 10:45 (No Sunday School during summer schedule). Child care for infants and toddlers is available in the Nursery during Bible Class. Classes for preschoolers through sixth graders begin at 9:45 a.m. with an opening of songs and praises in the sanctuary. Parents and toddlers are also welcome to attend the Sunday School opening in the sanctuary. Confirmation Club and High School Youth begin in their respective classrooms. Adults are welcome to join in a session of fellowship in Adult Education Room 2 before joining their class. Current classes include:Kids in class Age 3 - Kindergarten (Room 8): One teacher is assisted by parent volunteers to ensure that children have the support to participate in active learning experiences. 1st and 2nd Graders (Room 11): Co-teachers provide learning experiences to meet individual needs. 3rd - 6th Graders (Room 1): Co-teachers provide learning experiences to meet individual needs. 7th and 8th Graders (Adult Ed #1): This class supports learning for students in middle school as well as those preparing for confirmation as members of Wednesday Confirmation Club. High School (Youth Room): Team teachers lead teens in Bible study and Christian life discussion topics. Young Families and Couples Class (Room 6): Bible study and Christian life discussion topics of interest to the group.

About Lutheran Daycares Near Me

Lutheran daycares and preschools can be a great fit for families of all backgrounds, although it goes without saying that they are especially well suited to those of the Lutheran faith. The vast majority of Lutheran preschools use Bible teachings as a part of their daily curriculum, but many also welcome families from all backgrounds. These child care and preschool programs could good options for non-religious parents seeking to expose their children to a supportive environment that emphasizes strong morals, spirituality, and a sense of community.

Regardless of the particulars of their curriculum, all Lutheran preschools stress standard early childhood education goals such as socialization and developmentally appropriate skill building. It is possible to find Lutheran child care programs ranging from small Lutheran home daycares to large, academically-oriented preschools, although most are affiliated with a particular Lutheran parish. They are often, though not always, less expensive than comparable secular facilities and some even offer sliding scale tuition programs to help families afford what can be one of the most expensive aspects of raising a child.

Lutheranism is one of the largest protestant denominations, with over 80 million members, and there tends to be more available options for parents looking for Lutheran child care centers than for most other religious daycares and preschools. The size of the Lutheran Church has also led to a great deal of diversity within it, meaning that parents of other faiths might find Lutheran daycares centers that in practice align quite closely with their own beliefs. Lutheran child care and preschool programs will always emphasize strong moral values consistent with a Christian upbringing, while employing educational activities similar to those used in more secular early education programs, including extracurricular activities like foreign languages.

Many children thrive in consistent environments, and parents agreeing with the moral tenets of Lutheranism can be assured that their children will receive consistent reinforcement of those values. Even non-religious families might enjoy the tight-knit community that often forms around Lutheran and other Christian daycares and preschools. Parents looking for a certain level of Bible study or prayer in their child's early education should confirm with their child care center how often each appears in the curriculum, as the frequency of explicit religious instruction can vary between programs.

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