About Us

Our Lord Jesus had a special place in His heart and in His ministry for children. This is seen in what He said in Matthew 19:14 "...suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven." He not only loved children but had a sincere interest in them, to the point of extolling His disciples to not be dismissive of children but to embrace them wholeheartedly. Jesus opened up His arms and said, "...forbid them not." He saw them as treasure: they were to be cared for and protected so that they could shine God's light.

At Lake Country Preschool it is our desire to honor God and His Word in our interactions with and teaching of children:

1. We believe that children are created by God to be special and unique.

2. We believe that God loves them.

3. We believe God left us the most important "textbook": the Bible. Through teaching biblical stories and principles we will emphasize to children that they can have complete trust in what is written in the Bible.

4. We believe that parents are the most important people in a child's life. Each child will come to us with a different set of needs. We will work alongside each parent to meet the specific needs of each individual child.

5. We believe children learn best when they feel safe and cared for. Therefore, our goal is to create an environment where children feel free to express their ideas and communicate with their teachers and peers: a focus on continuity of care and a low teacher-to-child ratio will ensure that a strong relationship can be established between the teacher and each child.

6. We believe children find security when they know what is expected of them and they have a routine schedule. Our basic rules and expectations of them will be the same from day to day. Although the daily curriculum and activities will differ slightly, the structure and transitions of our program will remain consistent.

7. We believe that children are more confident and ready to meet the expectations in their kindergarten classroom when they have been exposed to a wide-range of activities in preschool. We will strengthen all areas of their development by offering time for both teacher-directed and child-directed activities.

1. Play with classmates using basic problem solving skills (using words instead of hands, sharing, taking turns, etc.)

2. Play independently

4. Maintain attentiveness in a small group setting for small increments of time (3-5 minutes)

5. Feel comfortable in a group setting and confident to share their ideas with their teachers and classmates

6. Be able to identify and communicate their emotions to their teachers and classmates

7. Follow classroom rules and use materials in a safe and appropriate way

8. Be able to handle transitions from one activity to the next

9. Listen attentively to a story

10. Recognize some of the upper and lower case letters

11. Recognize some printed numbers and count to 10

12. Hold scissors correctly and maneuver in a safe way

13. Name basic colors and shapes

14. Recognize their own name

15. Excited to learn and enjoy their time at school!

1. Play with classmates using basic problem solving skills (using words instead of hands, sharing, taking turns)

2. Play independently

3. Listen to and follow simple directions

4. Maintain attentiveness in group setting for small increments of time (5-10 minutes)

5. Feel comfortable in a group setting and confident to share their ideas with their teachers and classmates

6. Be able to identify and communicate their emotions to their teachers and classmates

7. Follow classroom rules and use materials in a safe and appropriate way

8. Be able to handle transitions from one activity to the next

9. Listen attentively to a story

10. Recognize each upper and lower case letter and know its sound

11. Recognize printed numbers from 1 to 20

12. Be able to count from 1 to 20

13. Count objects from 1 to 10

14. Hold pencil correctly

15. Maneuver scissors with some degree of accuracy

16. Name basic colors and shapes

17. Recognize their name

18. Be able to print their first name using upper and lower-case letters

19. Be able to look at a book from left to right

20. Be able to identify the beginning and end of a book

21. Be able to recognize and complete a pattern (example: red, blue, orange, red, blue, orange, red, blue, _____ and so forth)

22. Maintain attentiveness in group setting for small increments of time (5-10 minutes)

23. Overall children will have a desire to learn and look forward to attending school!