Curriculum Notes
Preschool Mission

 

CTK Preschool is IL DCFS State Licensed.  The Staff is Synod Certified.


PRESCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

"Our preschool exists to assist parents in training their children in a Christ-centered environment. We also desire to reach out to our neighbors with the Gospel."

 

 

Admission Policy

A child who is 3 years old is eligible for enrollment at any time during the school year. Members as well as non-members of Christ the King Lutheran Church are considered eligible for enrollment. Consideration for enrollment will be given first to members and those seeking membership at Christ the King Lutheran Church and then to children of the community. Cases of children with special needs will be reviewed for acceptance in our program.

All applicants must be toilet-trained.

All applicants need current physicals and immunizations or exemption.

An initial enrollment application must be completed. Upon acceptance into the program, all registration forms must be completed, the registration fee paid, and the physician's report on file at the school before a child will be admitted to class.

Full details of the admission policy can be found in the parent's handbook or you may call the director, Mrs. Schultz, at (847)358-0230.

Christ the King Lutheran Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin.

What Parents Say They Like

  • The staff/student ratio
  • The Christian setting and loving staff
  • The modern and spacious area
  • The new playground
  • Children freely able to pray, play and celebrate Christmas, Easter, and all Christian holidays
  • Convenient class times and scheduling, keeping with District 15's schedules.

Curriculum Goals and Objectives

The members of Christ the King Lutheran Church established Christ the king Lutheran Preschool to assist parents in training their children. We look upon a child as a gift God has given parents; a child God expects parents to properly train and instruct. We look upon ourselves as helpers in this task of nurturing a child's growth and development. To accomplish this, the following objectives will direct our preschool program:

  1. To provide a Christian atmosphere for training a child at an age when he/she is most easily directed and influenced.
  2. To lead the child to know his/her Lord Jesus Christ, the wonders of His creation and His plan of salvation.
  3. To help the child display Christian love in his/her relationship with others.
  4. To help the child become a good steward of his/her time, gifts, and talents.
  5. To broaden the child¡¦s spiritual, mental, social, physical, and emotional growth with new experiences.
  6. To provide the child with many opportunities for work and play within group situations.
  7. To prepare the child for later, more formal instruction by helping to make the child's adjustment to the school environment happy and wholesome.
  8. To follow the child's progress in all phases of growth through observation and through communication with parents.

To fufill these objectives, the following specific processes and activities for the child are included in our curriculum:

  • Spiritual Growth
    • Knowing and trusting in Jesus as his/her Savior
    • Knowing that our Lord loves and protects him/her
    • Knowing how God wants him/her, His child, to live
    • Showing love for the Lord and others
    • Realizing that the good news of Jesus is for all people
  • Mental Growth
    • Increasing attention span and improving listening skills
    • Developing sensory perception
    • Developing reasoning and problem solving skills
    • Learning organizational skills
    • Discovering similarities and differences
    • Comparing and identifying shapes
    • Recognizing colors
    • Learning new vocabulary
  • Social Growth
    • Showing respect for others
    • Accepting compromises
    • Learning to share
    • Assuming responsibility for care of self and possessions
    • Taking turns
    • Displaying good manners
  • Emotional Growth
    • Learning independence
    • Gaining self-confidence
    • Maintaining positive self esteem
    • Learning appropriate ways to express one's feelings and respond to others feelings
    • Developing a good attitude
  • Physical Growth
    • Developing fine motor skills through cutting, drawing, painting, coloring, tracing, gluing, puzzle making, building, and manipulative play
    • Developing gross motor coordination through running, walking, skipping, hopping, jumping, bouncing, throwing, catching, balancing
  • Learning Experiences
    • Subjects included in expanding the child¡¦s learning experiences are language arts, number readiness, music, art, science, and social studies

    Play is integral part of the curriculum. The children's experiences will be broadened through free play periods. A child learns to use his/her body and mind as he/she plays. Children need these experiences involving their senses, the God-given doors of perception which open worlds for the child.