St. Luke’s Early Childhood program is child-centered, play-based and inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Natural inquisitiveness leads children to explore, discover, question, and experiment. Our students learn to grow in a secure, controlled-access setting designed to promote positive social interaction and decision-making skills. This approach helps children develop self-confidence, compassion for others, and respect for the world around them.
Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 Curriculum
Curriculum planning is based on the interests of the children and has the flexibility to be transformed within every class based on each child’s needs. We work to ensure that children are learning by doing rather than watching a teacher and provide as many hands-on learning activities as possible. Some of our projects have included ants, shoes, automobiles, and restaurants.
At St. Luke’s, our outdoor classroom is a place to explore nature and get messy! These experiences include a mud kitchen, a water station, a sandbox, and a vegetable garden. Making creations with mud, sticks and leaves, building sand castles, and hunting for bugs are part of our daily routine. A large path circles our space where students ride trikes and push trucks, passing dramatic play spaces which allow for storytelling, dancing, singing and a great deal of imaginative play.
Pre-K Schedule Options
8:00am - 12:30pm, Monday thru Friday
8:00am - 3:20pm, Monday thru Friday
Half day Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Full day Tuesday and Thursday
Early and after care available
St. Luke’s Kindergarten program continues to challenge and nurture mind, body and spirit while developing a passion for lifelong learning in a secure environment. The children’s curiosity is ignited through our core curriculum, enrichment classes, and exploration of the outdoors, creating thriving, well-balanced students.
In Kindergarten, the Language Arts curriculum is based on the latest reading research and features direct, systematic instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics. In addition, we utilize leveled small group reading instruction for each child. Explicit instruction in handwriting and daily journal writing opportunities not only aid students in developing their writing skills but also establish the foundation for a lifelong love of writing based on their daily experiences. The Into Math program builds throughout the year, forming an understanding of the meaning, uses, and representations of numbers, computation, graphic patterns, geometry, and functions. Integrating science and social studies within our learning units allows for hands-on, child-driven projects. These have included animals in the winter, space, plants and seeds, insects, and dinosaurs.
"My child has already grown so much in the short time he has been at St. Luke’s. His teachers are wonderful and I can’t thank them enough for the job that they do."