Tiny Tots and Doodlebugs
Caterpillars and Butterflies
The Caterpillars and Butterflies classes are for younger toddlers, anywhere from 12 to 24 months. These children are beginning to explore their world and their independence. They begin eating at the table in chairs for lunch and they begin attending weekly chapel with the older children. The teachers complete lesson plans which include daily art, music, science, Bible, and play times. They are learning to feed their pet fish and water their classroom plants, and they are working on their social and emotional skills. Hearing them sing Jesus Loves Me and watching them do introductory sign language is enough to melt one’s heart.
The ratio for this class is 1:6.
Wiggle Worms and Jellybeans
During the course of the school year, these children will turn 3 and begin preparing for the 3-year-old preschool classes.
They are completing daily art, science, music, and Bible activities. They are learning to button and unbutton, complete specific physical movements, practice their fine motor skills and they are strongly focusing on potty training. They participate in weekly chapel and have reading buddies with the church staff .
The ratio in these classrooms are 1:8.
Lizard Lane, Terrific Tigers and Ladybugs
We have three Pre-Kindergarten/4-year-old classes at Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy as well. These children are preparing for kindergarten!
They are using the Handwriting Without Tears program and practicing writing every day! They have letters of the week, show and tell weekly, are learning the pledges to the American and Christian flags, and so much more. By the end of the year, the children are learning to read small sight words.
The teachers complete lesson plans that include cooking, sensory, nature, art, science, music, and imaginative experiences. The children attend weekly chapel services, P.E. and music classes.
The children are tying shoes, buttoning pants, zipping jackets, cleaning up after themselves, cleaning their lunch space, and helping with smaller children. They have many opportunities to give, and are learning about the love of Jesus every day. The ratio for each of our 4-year old classes are 1:15.