St. Paul preschool program is designed to nurture children spiritually and academically at their developmentally appropriate level. At St. Paul we focus on the child’s social and emotional growth as well as his or her physical and mental development, thus meeting the needs of the whole child. We believe that every child who enters our program is a unique and special gift from God, and that it is our privilege and responsibility to help him know that he is loved and cared for by our Lord Jesus Christ. Along with being state licensed, we follow the Kansas State Readiness Standards.
Beginning in 2020, preschoolers may attend 2-day, 3-day, 4-day, and 5-day programs, with seasonal field trip. Our 2 1/2-year olds do NOT need to be potty trained, but do need to be 2 1/2 by the end of August in the year they begin class at St. Paul. This year, we will offer a FULL-DAY program for our 4’s. These students will take an assessment to evaluate their readiness for the rigors in an all-day classroom. We feature a spacious playground area for all age children. We also offer an extended childcare program both before and after school.Our extended care opens at 6:30 am and students may stay until 5:30 pm. We encourage and welcome parents to be involved in all aspects of our program.
At St. Paul Lutheran Preschool, the curriculum is the basis for developing an effective, developmentally appropriate preschool program, which includes teaching in all areas vital to the young child’s growth. Our program includes a Biblically integrated early-childhood curriculum from Concordia, including Bible stories and scripture. To encourage and prepare our students for the future demands of school, we introduce academics focusing on pre-reading and writing skills, mathematics fundamentals, and sight-word recognition. Enrichment activities such as weekly chapel, music and movement, field trips, and seasonal activities that change yearly are also vital to our program’s success.
Preschool students have the opportunity to explore their environment through diverse and enriching activities. Chapel: In our Christian preschool, children attend chapel to experience what it is like to praise and worship God as a group. Educational Field Trip: We visit the Pumpkin Patch each school year. Additional Events: Preschool also takes part in all school special events including Movie Night, Annual School Open House, Fall Festival, End of the Year Picnic, and more. To round off the year each preschool, pre-kindergarten and TK class may take part in a variety of the following monthly events: Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Celebration, Snow Day, Valentine’s Day Party, St. Patrick’s Day P.J. Pancake Breakfast, Easter Celebration, Western Day, Hunt for Clifford the Big Red Dog, Worm Day, Special Olympics, and more.
We require that students entering our preschool class be either three years old by August 31st for our Pre-3 class, or four years old by August 31st for our Pre-4 class. Students entering our Pre-3 & Pre- 4 class must be potty trained. Students entering our 2½ year old preschool class must be two years old by February 28 so they will be 2½ by August 31st. Tuition payments run September through May using the FACTS Program for current tuition and fee rates please call – (913) 682-5553 or (913) 775-0000, or email – firstname.lastname@example.org.