Curriculum

Our curriculum is a framework for learning opportunities and experiences. It is a process by which learners obtain knowledge and understanding, while developing life skills. We continually revise and evaluate our curriculum to make learning interesting and to meet the different needs for individual children.

Immanuel Lutheran Preschool offers a loving, Christian environment for a child’s first learning experience away from home. The staff and the program are dedicated to the ideals and principles in God’s Word, the Holy Bible. Through our “Faith Alive & Voyages” curriculum, the children will come to know Jesus as their friend and Savior from sin. They will learn about the hope of eternal life in heaven. Age-appropriate materials and activities (Bible lessons, songs, prayers, pictures, crafts) will help them grow in their faith and understanding of God.

Our preschool program also uses Creative Curriculum, a research and evidence based comprehensive curriculum designed for three, four, and five-year-olds. It addresses all areas of early learning: language and literacy, math, science, physical skills, and social skills. (We also use the DECA social/emotional assessment strategies.) We provide children an opportunity to learn in a variety of ways – through play, problem solving, movement, art, music, drawing and writing, listening, and storytelling. Suggestions for modifications and adaptations are an important part of the curriculum.

What we are teaching your child - our curriculum- will be important to you. We know as parents you will also want a safe and secure learning environment for your child. Most importantly, we know you will want loving and nurturing teachers and staff who care about your child and family - like Jesus does. That's Immanuel Lutheran Preschool!

Our curriculum guides us, as we partner with the Waterloo Public Preschools, in meeting the state guidelines for the Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards. We are also working on the Quality Rating System through Child Care Resource and Referral.

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