Age Groups

 

Yellow Bugs 

3 Year Olds

Tuesday and Thursday 

8:30 am to 11:30 am

Our three-year-old classroom provides opportunities for your child to play and learn with others in a structured environment with both student-led and teacher-led activities.  This classroom fosters growth in fine-motor skills, learning to share, playing with others, recognizing emotions, singing songs, and listening to Bible stories.  Early alphabet concepts are introduced including name recognition and phonemic awareness.  Math concepts are started with patterning and numerical recognition. Three-year-olds engage in Choice Time* daily for forty to sixty minutes.

Orange Bugs

4 Year Olds

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 

8:30 am to 11:30 am

Our four-year-old classroom introduces opportunities for your child to grow.  Students work with peers to develop thinking and problem-solving skills.  Children also develop independent decision-making and creative expression through teacher-led and student-led activities. Biblical stories are reinforced through crafts, songs, and in weekly chapel. Alphabet awareness and numerical concepts are learned in fun and creative ways with a focus toward kindergarten readiness.  Four-year-olds also engage in Choice Time* daily for forty to sixty minutes.

Red Bugs

5 Year Olds

Monday through Friday

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Our five-year-old classroom fosters independence and responsibility in your child and lays a solid foundation for kindergarten. This class builds on prior learning and experiences.  There is an intentional focus on prekindergarten skills including early math concepts such as patterning, grouping, and sorting.  Students develop pre-reading skills such as alphabet recognition and sounds, rhyming, recognizing syllables and opposites, and beginning writing. Biblical stories are reinforced through crafts, songs, and in weekly chapel.  Five-year-olds also engage in Choice Time* daily for forty to sixty minutes. 

 

 

*Choice Time

During Choice Time three, four, and five-year-old children choose how they would like to structure their own unguided time in various interest areas including:

  • Letters & Reading

  • Numbers & Math

  • Art Room: Open ended art explorations

  • Hands on Science

  • Dramatic Play: kitchen, doll nursery, tool bench, dress-up, sand & water tables

  • Fine Motor Manipulatives

  • Outside Play: bikes, scooters, slides, balls, and sandbox

We consider our playground an outdoor classroom.

Zion Lutheran Church | 2122 Bronson Blvd.

269.382.2360

Friends of Jesus Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation