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
8:20am to 8:40am Free Play outside in large play area
8:40am to 8:45am Clean Up
8:45am to 9:15am Nature Hike/Nature Lesson/Story
9:15am to 9:35am Snack in an outdoor classroom as weather permits
9:35am to 9:40am Clean Up
9:40am to 9:45am Hike to the school
9:45am to 10:00am Bathroom Break
10:00am to 10:15am Jesus Time
10:15am to 11:15am Nature Classroom
(free play with teacher directed projects, lessons, stations etc.)
11:15am to 11:20am Clean Up
11:20 to 11:25am Hike to School
11:25am to 11:30am Shoes on, gather belongings
11:30am Dismiss to parents or to STEAM Lab