Preschool
Preschool

Every child prepares for Kindergarten through practice on fine motor skills, gross motor skills, the letters of the alphabet, and to learn the value of numbers and number recognition.

We introduce Old and New Testament Bible stories to children and they learn Jesus’ songs and faith applications to utilize in their daily lives.

“I want a caring community where my child prepares for future academic success. Salem is that place.”

Dr. Jeff, Salem parent
Dr. Jeff

Preschool Hours
Half Day (9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)
Full Day (9:15 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.)
3 year old classroom (33 months), 4 year and older classroom
Minimum: 3 half days
Maximum: 5 full days

Before & After School Care
7:00-8:30 a.m. and 3:40-5:00 p.m.

A typical day

Free Play
Starts the day as children are dropped off.

Jesus’ Time
Children are taught a Bible story, application, and faith-based songs daily.

Numbers & Math
Introduction, practice, and review through multi-sensory lessons.

Table Time
Using projects, workbooks, and manipulatives to encourage and promote fine motor skills and readiness skills.

Snack
Includes cooking projects to introduce new foods and nutritious snacks for healthy eating.

Group Play
Group play, friendship building, and skills are introduced and encouraged. Gross motor skills are demonstrated through outdoor playground and gym use daily.

Lunch
Bring a home lunch or sign up for nutritious in-house hot lunch.

Language & Literacy
Storytime, signing time, introduction of new vocabulary, singing, and classroom magazines invite participation, encourage, and challenge children’s thinking.

Rest Time
A time set aside for the child to unwind and relax during a busy day of learning.

Science & Social Skills
These topics and the reinforcement of key ideas are interwoven throughout the day.

Highlights

  • Chapel
  • Singing in church
  • Christmas program
  • Spring play
  • Educational Experience Nights
  • Field trips
  • SMARTBoard activities
  • Flexible schedule (drop-in option)
  • Half day/Full day (up to 5 full days)
  • Nutritious hot lunch available
  • Licensed through the state of Minnesota
  • Science experiments
  • Utilizing “Handwriting Without Tears” resources/assessments
  • Social concepts
  • Daily gross motor play
  • Kindergarten readiness testing
  • Cooking projects
  • Math concept practice
  • Voted Best Preschool in Stillwater