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Preschool
At Trinity, a lifelong love of learning begins with our youngest students. Here in our vibrant Early Childhood classrooms, we offer carefully structured programming through which our students are encouraged to not only learn, but to become confident in their own emerging abilities. Students are members of a broader school community as well, where they are safely exposed to a variety of multi-sensory activities that enhance their learning and help them grow spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally.

Our loving, highly qualified educators take a gentle, hands-on approach to teaching and providing a stimulating and safe learning environment. We also promote faith formation through fun and engaging Bible lessons designed around music, chapel visits, projects, and storytelling with puppets.

At the conclusion of Early Childhood, students are developing an understanding of Christian values, beginning to effectively communicate and socialize with their peers; building personal self-confidence through challenges; and acquiring the cognitive foundational skills to succeed as they move on to formalized school.

Curriculum Used in Preschool:
“One in Christ” religion curriculum published by Concordia Publishing House. This helps young children learn about Jesus and grow in understanding of God’s love. The materials include family letters with activity suggestions that connect with the theme they are learning in class.

The other curriculums used in preschool are designed by teachers with respect to to the individual students in their classrooms. All curriculum is based on the Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards.

Parents Day Out
This program is in session on Wednesday from 9:30-11:30a.m. We welcome students age 2- 5. Each week a theme is introduced which focuses on age appropriate learning objectives through a variety of activities. There is a strong emphasis on social/emotional learning. We cover numeracy, literacy, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) dramatic play, circle time, science, writing, fine motor, large motor, music and movement, and Jesus time.

P3 Half Day
This program is in session Tuesday and Thursday from 8:15 – 11:15 a.m. and is designed for students that turn three before September 1st.
This class is play based and has a heavy emphasis on social/emotional learning. We offer large group time, small group time, and many opportunities for individualized learning. . We cover numeracy, literacy, STEAM, dramatic play, circle time, science, writing, fine motor, large motor, music and movement, and Jesus Time.

P4 Half Day
This program is in session Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:15 – 11:15 a.m. and is designed for 4 year olds who will be attending Kindergarten in the Fall. The goal is to create a warm and loving environment where every child feels valued. We provide an atmosphere that fosters spiritual, mental, physical, and social growth. Children learn through hands-on experiences and we create an environment where this opportunity is available. Children will explore, discover, imagine, cooperate with others and learn social skills. There is an opportunity for structured and unstructured activities as well as teacher-guided activities. P4 provides center time for one hour where all activities are theme based. Math, social studies and science are introduced during center time. Our Letter People program helps early learners develop a strong foundation for reading and writing. Children hear and learn Bible stories from our Concordia Publishing House (CPH) curriculum. We also attend weekly chapel services which are age appropriate for early childhood students.

P3/4 Full Day
This program is in session Monday-Friday from 8:15 a.m. -3:15 p.m. and designed for students that turn three by September 1st. This is a multi-age classroom and does contain students from age 3-5 years old. This program allows children to learn social/emotional, cognitive and spiritual skills through play. This full day program offers music class, gross motor, fine motor, recess, library, and a daily rest time.
We offer small and large group times, themed activities including art, sensory, math and literacy. We have a daily Jesus Time and attend chapel once a week. We partner with an older classroom for reading buddies and enjoy being part of a larger school community.

P4/5 Full Day
This program is in session Monday-Friday from 8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. and designed for students who turn four by September 1st. The goal is to create a warm and loving environment where children learn to enjoy school and learning. We provide an atmosphere that fosters spiritual, mental, physical, and social growth. Children learn through hands-on experiences, projects and games. Children will explore, discover, imagine, cooperate with others and learn social skills. There is an opportunity for structured and unstructured activities as well as teacher-guided activities. Preschool Full Day provides center time for one hour and activities are theme based. Math, social studies and science are introduced during center time. We have gross motor time every day which is either outside or in the gym. Our Letter People program helps early learners develop a strong foundation for reading and writing. Children hear and learn Bible stories from our Concordia Publishing House (CPH) curriculum. Hot lunch programs are available to purchase online or children may bring a lunch from home. We also have an hour of rest time in the afternoon. We take part in music with an introduction to instruments, and practicing computer skills in the computer lab.

Highlights of Preschool at Trinity include:
  • Field Trips
  • "Guest" Speakers
  • Classroom Parties
  • Cooking Experiences
  • Visits to the School Library every other week with a story time and book check out
  • Music class with the School Music teacher twice a month
  • Reading Buddies with older students
  • Stay and Play (an opportunity for parents to play in the classroom and meet other parents)
  • School Assemblies and Spirit Competitions for Full Day students
  • Family Picnic
  • Grandparents Day
  • Walk-a-thon
  • Field Day