Preschool

At Christ the Life Preschool we offer a variety of class options including both morning and afternoon sessions.  All of our classes are mixed age groups of up to eighteen 3-5 year olds.  We also offer flexible, hourly childcare in our STEAM Lab.

Our school sits on just over 22 acres of land, with an outdoor classroom and several groomed trails.  Our nature center is a favorite for our preschoolers.  There, they can run, play imaginatively, dig, get dirty, investigate nature, and just “be a kid.”  Our young learners are truly nurtured by nature in our environment. 

We have many groomed trails with signs that guide you through.  Our trails lead the children on an adventure that you will be sure to hear about at home. Highlights on the trails include owl nesting areas, the bridge and pond/creek area, our pirate trail, snack areas with benches, and edible hikes as our fruit trees ripen in the summer. 

Our year round curriculum covers the following areas:

Autumn:  the life cycle of monarchs; leaf hunting; tree identification; apples; wooly bear caterpillars; fall harvest; pumpkins

Winter:  animal tracks; snow play; hibernation; migration; winter walks; owl behavior; winter birds; winter animals

Spring:  owl nesting; tapping of trees; fawns; owlets; bird identification; gardening; bees; bugs; tadpoles

Summer: wild phlox blooms; snakes; frogs; summer birds; wild plums; dragonflies; monarchs; water play

 

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Typical Daily Schedule

8:30am – 8:44am Free Play

8:44am -8:47am Clean Up

8:47am – 8:48am Jesus Time/Chapel Reminders

8:48am Walk Down to Jesus Time/Chapel

8:50am Jesus Time/Chapel

9:10am Song/Movement in Classroom (on carpet)

9:15am Calendar/Weather/Story (on carpet)

9:25am Free Play/Activities/Projects/ Art

10:05am Bathroom Break

10:10am Backpacks

10:15am Snack

10:25am What’s Happening in the Woods?

10:35am Boots On/Outside

10:35am to 11:25am Nature Walk/Outdoor Classroom

11:25am Get Back Inside

11:30am Dismissal

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