Busy Bees, Lady Bugs and Safari Drive

We currently have three 3-year-old classes at Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy Preschool.  The children are playing in structured centers, completing art projects, science experiments, listening to and acting out Bible stories, participating in weekly Chapel services with all children, learning independence, and the fundamentals of Spanish, Sign Language, and Handwriting (using the Handwriting Without Tears program). They go to weekly P.E. and Music classes,  and participate in various servant/giving events throughout the year. They are working on buttoning and unbuttoning, zipping and unzipping, and many more basic life skills.

The teachers prepare lesson plans according to week, that are always posted for you to see. Their doors are always open if you have more questions!

The ratio for our 3-year-old class is 1:12. We have three separate classes with 12 (at the most) children in them. By the time the children enter the 3-year-old program, we ask that they be completely potty trained. In order to be in the 3-year-old class, we generally follow the Broken Arrow Public Schools deadline of September 1. They are eligible for the 3-year-old class if they turn 3 by then.

 

The teachers for our three 3-year-old classes are:
Bri Keller Mrs. Brianne Keller has worked with us since August 2008. She is here daily from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with her Busy Bees. Mrs. Bri graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. She began at ILCAP as an afternoon aide, and began teaching the Busy Bees in 2009. She has since obtained her Child Development Associate degree. She attends Trinity Lutheran Church.

 

Rachel McGrewMrs. Rachel McGrew has been here since June 2012. She works from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday in Safari Drive. She has her Associates in Early Childhood Education from TCC and a bachelors degree in Social work from Northeastern State University. She has 10 years in child care experience. She has a daughter that attends ILCA Preschool and her mother is a teacher here as well. She is also a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Spencer HeimMr. Spencer Heim has been here since May 2012. He is here from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and is the All Star Alley teacher. He is currently attending Tulsa Community College. He is member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and participates in the teen youth group.
The afternoon teachers are:
IMG_9887Mrs. Kristin started here in May 2014. She is here from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and is the afternoon teacher in the All Star Alley. She has two children that attend ILCA Preschool.
IMG_9878Miss Whitney started here September 2013. She is the afternoon teacher in the Busy Bees and is here from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. She graduated from at Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy in 2014 and has recently started college.