WELCOME TO ZLS PRESCHOOL:September Hot Lunch
Questions regardng Enrollment:
Contact Lori Knapp, ECEC Director at 714-535-1172 Ext. 3 to schedule a tour.
PROGRAMS OFFERED:Full day programs: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 1/2 day programs: 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday - full and 1/2 day programs Monday, Wednesday and Friday - half or full day programs Tuesday and Thursday - half or full day programs We also offer assistance in potty training. Parents of children needing this service add an additional $2.00 per day for scheduled attendance and supply all the diapers and wipes for their child.
CURRICULUM:A day in the preschool affords a child the opportunity for many free choices and avenues of self-expression. Our time is balanced between free and directed time, group and individual time, indoor and outdoor time and quiet and actively noisy times. Some of the available choices on a given day may include: block building (towers, castles, freeways, bridges, forts) beads to string, blocks to count, art media, good books, science intrigue, music participation and appreciation and dress-up clothes to become a fireman, businessman, doctor, nurse, secretary or of course, their favorite people....mom and dad. Remember: A child's work is in his play, and in it he works out many of the misunderstandings and conflicts in his life that make him a more confident person. Outdoor equipment including bicycles, swings, bars, etc. are available to assist in large muscle and balance development. Our school is developmentally appropriate. Children are very capable of creating their own play given the tools and materials along with the comforting presence of a caring adult. Teachers will concentrate on establishing environments where children can make choices on learning activities that will best meet their developmental needs by providing activities that will extend:Language development Faith experiences throughout the learning day Hands on manipulatives that encourage math and science learning Group and individual activities that stimulate creative thinking, reasoning, questioning, and experimentation. Creative expression and appreciation of the arts The teacher is seen as a person on hand to facilitate and assist rather than to interfere and direct, and also for helping in mediating disagreements and smoothing hurt feelings. Encouragement is given for children to share and express feelings of people or circumstances by use of words rather than physical force. One of the paramount bridges to learning is good social adjustment and successful interaction with others. Good feelings of self worth bring freedom and confidence to move toward new experiences. Teachers will provide an environment that will fister positive self-esteem, acceptance of self, and appreciation of others and their cultural backgrounds.
MISSION STATEMENT:LOVING HANDS / BUILDING FAITH
PURPOSE STATEMENT:Zion Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Schools work in partnership to create and implement a clear statement of purpose that reflects the beliefs and philosophy of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Education Center of Anaheim, exists primarily for the purpose of assisting the Christian home and the Christian Church in meeting the responsibility to teach the Word of God to children. The school ministers to the whole child through a balanced developmental curriculum by providing Christ-centered learning experiences which enable each child to reach maximum potential spiritually, cognitively, aesthetically, socially, emotionally and physically. Therefore, we have been established in obedience and response to: God's promise that we are to train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) God's command that parents are to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4) God's commission that the church makes disciples of all nations, including children, and teaches them to observe all things commanded by the Lord. (Matthew 28:19-20)
PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT:At Zion's Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) we believe that Christianity is the basis of all education. God's promise is that we are to "train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6). We strive to recognize and meet each child's emotional, social, spiritual, and physical needs. We believe that children learn best by working with hands-on experiences using their five senses - touching, seeing, hearing, smelling and tasting - in a creative learning atmosphere. We acknowledge parents' primary influence and dedicate ourselves to cooperate with them in a shared responsibility of educating their child, "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." (Ephesians 6:4) We recognize the uniqueness of each child and offer opportunities for growth by providing them with a positive, creative, and stimulating environment in which to develop and learn. It is our hope that by focusing on the whole child, with a strong emphasis on self-esteem, our children will enjoy continued successes in the world. We believe that play is to be respected as a vehicle for learning. Children use this mode to model, create, explore, solve problems, interact socially, pretend, and dream.