CURRICULUM

Our classroom structure focuses on center based themes. Themes are weekly, bi-weekly or monthly depending on the age of the student, level of interest and preference of the teacher.  Christian holidays are celebrated and incorporated into the curriculum.  Some secular holidays are celebrated as well.  HCP appreciates the culture and diversity of God’s world and encourages students to acknowledge and respect the differences in themselves and others.  Language, materials and activities in the classroom are void of stereotypes.  

 

Christian values and principles are practiced at HCP.  This is reflected in the warm, nurturing and respectful ways in which the HCP Staff responds to the students and families.  The students learn about God’s love during chapel time bi-monthly when the class makes a short visit to the church sanctuary for a Bible story, activity and/or songs.  The pastor(s) and HCLC Staff become familiar with the students during the school year.  The students learn prayers as well as saying prayers before snack time.  Throughout the school year HCP reaches out to the community through various projects chosen to help those in need.

 

Educational Opportunities:

  • Social-emotional:  Promote a positive self-image, foster a feeling of belonging within a group, encourage independence through self-help skills.   

  • Cognitive:  Pre-math, science, reading and language skills.  Introduction to “Handwriting Without Tears.”   

  • Art:  Creative expression focusing on the process rather than the project.

  • Fine Motor Skills:  Puzzles, small manipulative toys, blocks, and drawing.

  • Gross Motor Skills:  Movement games, dance and outdoor play.

  • Sensory:  Physical exploration of materials like play dough, sand, paint and water.  

  • Field trips:  Offered to enrich a child’s school experience.

  • Enrichment Programs:  Music, creative movement and in-house programs.

  • Chapel:  Christian basics are taught through Bible stories by the HCLC Staff.

  • Spanish:  Introduction to language and culture.


A Typical Day at HCP (the schedule may vary depending on teacher’s preference)

  • 9:00-9:30am

  • 9:30-9:40am

  • 9:40-10:00am

  • 10:00-10:15am

  • 10:15-10:35am

  • 10:35-10:55am

  • 10:55-11:15am

  • 11:15-11:40am

  • 11:40-12:00pm

Arrival/free play

Clean up time

Circle time

Clean up/bathroom break/wash hands

Prayer/snack time/wash hands and face

Group time

Large motor games/gym time

Chapel/music/outside play

Goodbye/pack backpacks departure

Holy Cross Preschool

W156 N8131 Pilgrim Road

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

262.502.4104

preschool@holycrosslutheran.org

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