Trinity Lutheran Preschool encourages students to learn and
grow by providing a foundation of developmentally appropriate
experiences where all children can succeed in a
safe and nurturing environment.
Through the Preschool Partners of the Virginia Peninsula, Trinity Lutheran Preschool has earned a 4-Star rating from the Virginia Star Quality Initiative. The Virginia Star Quality Initiative defines standards for early childhood education and creates a framework for accountability. Trinity Lutheran Preschool is also an integral part of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP).
Utilizing a curriculum focusing on exploration, discovery and exciting adventures and a low student-teacher ratio, we allow children in our three-year old classes to learn as they learn best—through the joy of experience . To enter the program, students must be three years of age by September 30 and must have independent toilet habits. We offer both a two, three-day, and a five-day program for three-year-olds.
Known as pre-kindergarten, the four-year old program is a five-day-a-week morning program designed to prepare students for the academic and social requirements of Trinity Lutheran School’s kindergarten program. A language-rich environment emphasizes pre-reading skills, and kindergarten math and modern manuscript writing are also taught. There is a low teacher-student ratio. All four-year-old pre-kindergarten students must be four years of age by September 30.
Classroom Activities Activities include learning centers, resource classes (music, physical education, foreign language, and library), weekly chapel, guest speakers, community service projects, and multi-cultural holiday celebrations. Parents are encouraged to take an active part in preschool activities.
Academic and developmental progress is evaluated twice during the school year for three-year-olds and three times during the school year for four-year-olds using the Pre-Kindergarten Skills Checklist. The Ages and Stages Questionnaire-Social and Emotional (ASQ-SE) is used to screen the cognitive and emotional growth of the preschool learner.
The Preschool has just been moved into the main building for the 2016-17 school year. This accomplishes many things for our students- but especially simple and safe access to all of the school’s classrooms and facilities. In addition, our youngest Trinity students will be able to interact with all of our students at the Kindergarten through 8th grade levels, further cementing their place within the Trinity Lutheran School family.