Early Childhood Education

Trinity Lutheran Early Childhood Program

Our Philosophy

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We believe that our primary duty is to bring children to Christ. We believe children should grow and learn in the Word of God. We value each child as a unique creation of God, encouraging individuality and promoting self-esteem.

We believe it is our privilege to guide the cognitive, emotional, physical, social and spiritual development of each child while they learn, relax, and play in our care. Our program meets the needs of the whole child.

We believe that teachers are to guide the children in learning by giving them opportunities to explore and experiment in the world that God has given to us.

We believe that children learn best through play. Children are given the opportunity to explore and experiment the world around them through their own play. Teachers are engaged in meaningful play and developmentally appropriate activities with the children. We value play experiences as an avenue for learning.

We believe children learn best in an environment of enthusiasm, love, and security where they can develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually.

We believe that parents play the primary role in their child’s learning and development. We partner with parents and families and provide parent resources, support, and encouragement. We strive to reach out to families in Christian love.

Our teachers and staff are committed to excellence in Early Education.

We respect each child regardless of race, creed, need, or ethnic origin.

Our Basis of Faith comes from:

Mark 10:13-16

”People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.”

Proverbs 22:6

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

Our purposes and goals are to:

Make every child feel secure, important and safe.

Help children develop physically through gross motor and fine motor activities.

Help children develop emotionally through recognition of their own feelings and those of others.

Help children develop intellectually through activities that stimulate thought.

Help children develop socially by providing opportunity for social experimentation and interaction.

Help children develop spiritually through a Christian environment where God’s grace and love is practiced.

For more information about our Early Childhood Programs contact the school office at 402-466-1800 or email our ECE Director Melissa Green.